A surrogacy process in simple terms is a legal agreement between the woman who agrees to bear a child for the couple and the couple who will be the child's parents after birth. It is when a woman agrees to get artificially impregnated with the father's sperm and carry the baby in her womb and deliver it. After the delivery of the baby, the couple raise the child. A traditional surrogate is usually the biological mother herself.
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Types of Surrogacy Traditional Surrogacy - is when the surrogate is the biological mother of the child that she carries, she donates her own egg as well as carries a child for the couple. Her egg is fertilized with the intended father's sperm or a donor. The process is done through Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).
Gestational Surrogacy - is when the surrogate mother is not biologically related to the child she is carrying, instead the embryo is created using an egg from the intended mother or donor and the sperm from the father or the donor. Once the egg is fertilized in a lab, the embryo is then transferred to the surrogate mother. The process is done through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Parents must plan according to their needs and according to what their doctor advised.
Although the process may seem a bit tedious, once you hold your little angel in your arms, it would all be worth it. Surrogacy - to carry a miracle under your heart for nine months, but in it forever.