For many couples, growing a family can be challenging. While surrogacy can be a unique avenue for family growth, it is important to weigh your options and understand surrogacy completely. Here are 3 things to think about when considering surrogacy for your family.
1. Through Surrogacy, Your Child Can Be Biologically Related to You
Depending on the situation, one or both parents can be biologically related to the child carried by a surrogate mother. An egg from the mother and sperm from the father may be donated to create a fully biological child carried by surrogate, or the father may use his sperm and a donor egg. Alternatively, the mother’s egg may be used with donor sperm. However, surrogacy also allows the freedom to use both a donor egg and donor sperm to grow a family via an adoptive relationship.
2. You’ll Want to Get to Know Your Surrogate
Surrogates are extensively screened for health problems and habits like drinking, smoking, and drug use. Ideally, your surrogate will be in excellent health and will not engage in behavior that may harm the baby. However, a surrogate is not monitored 100% of the time, and there’s no way to know if a surrogate engaged in any behaviors that could be harmful. Get to know your surrogate and stay in touch, so you can be confident that your surrogate is as committed to the pregnancy as you are.
3. Surrogacy Usually Costs Less Than Infertility Treatments
Infertility treatments can cost as much as 75% more than surrogacy. Surrogacy can be a great option for parents who desire a more economical route to growing their family, and they can still be involved in the process.
Surrogate Mothers, Inc. has provided high-quality surrogacy education and services to families since 1984. If you are considering growing your family through surrogacy or are interested in becoming a surrogate mother, don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about your options and to get the information you need to make the right decision for you. Call now for a consultation at 1-888-SURROGATE or (317) 996-2000. We are available now to answer your call.