When Should a Couple Use a Surrogate Mother?

baby-mother-infant-child-female-happy-white-joyStarting a family can be one of the most joyous times in a person’s life. However, many people are unable to have a baby naturally due to infertility. Utilizing the services of a surrogate mother has helped 1000s of people have the family of their dreams. Family planning through surrogacy is a common option today.

Opting to Use a Surrogate Mother

Surrogacy is one way to move toward parenthood when you’re unable to conceive on your own. The decision of opting to use a surrogate mother will be different for every couple. The decision begins with determining if family planning through a surrogate mother is right for your needs.

Gestational Surrogacy Explained

Today, surrogacy is done through the use of a gestational surrogate. The gestational surrogate is not biologically related to the child she is carrying. She becomes pregnant through the use of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Typically, when IVF if used to treat infertility, the child can be biologically related to one or both parents. Another option with IVF is to use sperm or eggs from a donor.

Gestational surrogacy is typically arranged through a surrogacy agency. The agency is responsible for the legal and financial arrangements necessary to ensure all applicable laws are followed.

When to Use a Surrogate Mother

Surrogacy should be considered only if individuals are unable to conceive on their own. In fact, most surrogacy agencies will not take on clients who do not meet this criteria. Before deciding to move forward with a surrogate, consider the following.

  • Do research to understand the surrogacy process and then consider the legal, emotional, and financial implications. Surrogacy agencies are a great place to start.
  • Openly discuss surrogacy with your partner. It is important you and your partner are in sync before selecting surrogacy as a way to grow your family.
  • Consider how you will feel about having a different person carry your child. Consider counseling to take a real look at your emotions about growing your family through a surrogate.

Discover Family Planning Through a Surrogate

Surrogacy can be a great way to start or grow your family. To discover your option of having a baby through a surrogate mother, contact the surrogacy experts at New Beginnings – call (855) 241-2644.

Posted on: August 18, 2016