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Surrogacy

imgSurrogacy is a method or agreement whereby a woman agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person or persons, who will become the newborn child's parent(s) after birth.
WHAT IS SURROGACY?
Gestational surrogates. A technique called "in vitro fertilization" (IVF) now makes it possible to gather eggs from the mother, fertilize them with sperm from the father, and place the embryo into the uterus of a gestational surrogate. The surrogate then carries the baby until birth.
Surrogate's egg that is used for the pregnancy, the surrogate is also the biological mother of the child. With the gestational surrogacy process, the embryo is created by using sperm from the biological father and an egg from the biological mother through the process of in vitro fertilization.
What is the procedure to be a surrogate mother?
Overview of the Surrogacy Process. ... In gestational surrogacy, an egg is removed from the intended mother or an anonymous donor and fertilized with the sperm of the intended father or anonymous donor. The fertilized egg, or embryo, is then transferred to a surrogate who carries the baby to term.
TYPES OF SURROGACY
There are two types of surrogacy — traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. In traditional surrogacy, a surrogate mother is artificially inseminated, either by the intended father or an anonymous donor, and carries the baby to term. The child is thereby genetically related to both the surrogate mother, who provides the egg, and the intended father or anonymous donor.
In gestational surrogacy, an egg is removed from the intended mother or an anonymous donor and fertilized with the sperm of the intended father or anonymous donor. The fertilized egg, or embryo, is then transferred to a surrogate who carries the baby to term. The child is thereby genetically related to the woman who donated the egg and the intended father or sperm donor, but not the surrogate. Some lesbian couples find gestational surrogacy attractive because it permits one woman to contribute her egg and the other to carry the child.
Surrogacy Qualifications
Most surrogacy agencies and fertility clinics require surrogates to meet the following general qualifications:

  • Be in good physical and mental health;
  • Have carried and delivered at least one child;
  • Have had pregnancies that were all free of complications and were full-term;
  • Be less than 43 years of age (some clinics will accept older woman in certain circumstances; others have younger age cut-offs for all surrogates);
  • Be in a stable living situation; and
  • Not smoke or abuse alcohol.