What is Surrogacy?
Surrogacy refers to the act of artificially inseminating a woman with her husband’s or boyfriends’ genetic material. The purpose of surrogacy is to have children through artificial insemination without having to deal with many problems associated with raising children. There are two main types of surrogacies: gestational and non-gestational.
A gestational surrogate is one that carries a pregnancy to term using a fertilized egg from another woman. These women usually carry their own embryos until they implant into the womb, but some may use frozen eggs donated by other women.
A non-gestational surrogate is one that carries out artificial insemination (AI) on herself. AI involves taking the man’s DNA and inserting it into her own body so she can become pregnant naturally. Artificial insemination is not considered a form of surrogacy because the embryo or fetus never leaves the uterus.
The process of getting a surrogate pregnant can take anywhere between 3 months to 4 years depending on how advanced the technology is and what type of infertility treatment is used. Most surrogates will only agree to be a surrogate if they believe it will help them achieve their dream of becoming parents themselves.
Who can benefit from Surrogacy?
Surrogacy is an effective way of achieving pregnancy for couples who are infertile. A couple is considered infertile if they have been in a monogamous relationship for at least 2 years and are unable to get pregnant or have a miscarriage between regular sexual intimacy without the use of birth control. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for at least 1 year without any success, you should consult a fertility specialist.
How Does Surrogacy Work?
The first step in the surrogacy process is to figure out which of the three types of surrogates you and your partner qualify for. Once you’ve completed this step, you can begin the initial consultation process with a fertility specialist.
During this process, the fertility specialist will ask you a series of questions about your medical history and your partner’s medical history. They will also ask you about any miscarriages you or your partner have experienced in the past. A fertility specialist can also examine you to see if there are any medical issues that might keep you from using a surrogate.
After this, the fertility specialist will send your information to a surrogacy agency. The surrogacy agency will review your information and call you back if they believe there are surrogate candidates that would be able to get pregnant with your embryo.
During this step, the surrogacy agency will ask you and your partner a series of questions. They will also give you a list of medical tests that you’ll need to take. These tests are required in order to make sure there aren’t any genetic or infectious diseases that could potentially harm the surrogate or the embryo.
The third step is for you and your partner to meet all potential surrogate candidates. You will be able to speak with each surrogate and learn more about them. You can see if you feel comfortable around them and whether or not you believe they would make a good mother.
What are the Benefits of Surrogacy?
If you decide to go through with the process, you will experience many benefits. The first is that the surrogate will be able to get pregnant using your embryo. They will carry the child for at least 9 months and then give birth.
After the surrogate gives birth, you will be able to take the child and raise them as your own. You won’t have to worry about any legal issues since you will have full custody of the child.
Why Use a Surrogacy Agency?
Besides achieving pregnancy, there are many other benefits of using a surrogacy agency.
One major benefit is that it’s very affordable. The cost of in vitro fertilization can be tens of thousands of dollars without insurance. Surrogacy, on the other hand, is significantly cheaper and doesn’t require as many medical tests or procedures.
Another benefit is that you are more likely to have a successful pregnancy using a surrogacy agency. This is because the process is streamlined and the surrogate has been thoroughly screened for any potential issues or problems.
How to Pick a Surrogacy Agency
The first step in picking a surrogacy agency is to decide which one you want to use. There are many surrogacy agencies in the United States and each one offers different benefits. You’ll want to find an agency that is local to you, so the process will be easier.
The next step is to create an account on the surrogacy agency website. You’ll need to provide your and your partner’s contact information. You will also need to provide a detailed medical history for you and your partner.
At this point, you can begin the process of looking through potential surrogate candidates. The surrogacy agency you choose will have profiles for each candidate. These profiles will include personal information about the surrogate and some photographs.
You can look through these profiles until you find one you and your partner like.
When you find a candidate you like, you can contact the agency and request an interview. During this interview, you will be able to ask the surrogate questions about themselves and their experience. You can also get to know them better so you can make the best decision possible.
The next step is to narrow down your options and pick the surrogate you want. Once you’ve done this, you are ready to move on to the next step in the process.
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