A surrogate carries and delivers a child on behalf of other parents. Depending on the type of surrogacy, she may or may not be the child’s biological mother. A woman must meet certain surrogate requirements to become a surrogate.
Finding a trustworthy and eligible surrogate is time-consuming. This article will assist intended parents in finding a suitable surrogate for their child.
Finding Surrogate Mother
Intended parents have high expectations of a surrogate mother, especially if she is also an egg donor. Intending parents use surrogacy for various reasons, including infertility, medical issues, age, or any other issue that prevents them from becoming parents naturally. The following are the various steps to finding a surrogate mother.
1. Searching For Surrogacy Agencies
Intended parents should look for a reputable surrogacy agency that offers complete surrogacy services. A surrogacy agency will make your surrogacy journey simple and legal. A full-service surrogacy agency provides services beginning with the surrogate’s screening test and ending with the child’s delivery. Surrogate matching, coordination, legal, and accounting services are also available. These services are typically provided by well-known and established surrogacy agencies such as Rite Option.
2. Understanding the Type of Surrogacy
To obtain the desired results, it is critical for intended parents to understand the surrogacy processes. Many people believe that the child born through surrogacy is biologically related to the surrogate and does not inherit family traits, which is only partially true. There are two types of surrogacy procedures:
- Traditional surrogacy
A child is born when the mother’s egg cell combines with the father’s sperm cell. The fertilization process continues in the mother’s uterus, where the child grows and receives nutrition from the amniotic fluid. The child inherits the characteristics of both mother and father because it contains DNA from both parents via egg and sperm.
Traditional surrogacy involves the surrogate’s egg being fertilized with the sperm cell of the father or sperm donor via artificial insemination or invitro fertilization. As a result, the child possesses the characteristics of a surrogate mother.
- Gestational surrogacy
Nowadays, parents prefer gestational surrogacy, in which an egg from the mother or an egg donor and sperm from the father or sperm donor are fertilized in a laboratory under favorable conditions. This fertilized embryo is then implanted in the uterus of the surrogate. Because the surrogate mother does not share DNA with the child, the child inherits only the characteristics of their parents or selected sperm and egg donors.
3. Understanding the Surrogacy Requirements
Intended parents should be aware of the procedure for becoming eligible for surrogacy. Surrogate requirements include a physical and mental health checkup to ensure she can become a surrogate. She should be between the ages of 21 and 39. She must have a healthy BMI and be in good mental health to carry a child for 9 months and deal with the stress and storms that come with hormonal changes. She must not be addicted to any seducing drugs.
4. Understanding Surrogate Compensation
Intended parents should be aware of surrogate compensation. It covers expenses for physical and medical examinations and tests, regular doctor appointments, travel expenses, maternity clothing, medicine, and delivery costs (depending upon the type of delivery; normal or C-section).
The surrogacy process begins when the surrogate mother and the intended parents agree on the contract and compensation.
Contact Rite Options to find a suitable surrogate mother, egg donor, and sperm donor to assist you in starting a family.
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