Gestational surrogacy is the process in which a surrogate undergoes a process called In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). During IVF, an embryo is created from the egg and the sperm of the intended parents or a donor, which is then transferred to the surrogate to carry out the pregnancy. The surrogate has no biological ties to the baby.
Traditional surrogacy, on the other hand, will fertilize the surrogate's egg with the intended father or donor's sperm. This makes the surrogate the biological mother of the baby. Being that the surrogate is the biological mother of the baby, the intended parents and the surrogate will have to essentially undergo an adoption process so that the baby can be raised by the intended parents. Traditional surrogacy is more uncommon today due to the additional legal obstacles that are necessary after the birth, as well as possibility of emotional confusion between the surrogate, the intended parents, and the baby.
Gestational surrogacy, however, is more commonly used today and is the process we at Kindred Surrogacy utilize. Gestational surrogacy is less problematic than traditional surrogacy because there is no biological connection between the surrogate and the baby. This process is a lot less complicated in terms of custody for the baby, since the surrogate simply acts as a carrier.
Gestational surrogacy has helped many couples and individuals grow their families. Choosing gestational surrogacy can alleviate legal and emotional difficulties during your surrogacy process, and we at Kindred Surrogacy can help you!