Five Things You Should Know About International Surrogacy

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Surrogacy Facts

There are three types of surrogacy; traditional, gestational and donor egg/gestational.  Traditional is where the surrogate donates her egg and is artificially inseminated by the father’s sperm.  At birth, a stepparent adoption is completed so the mother can legally adopt the child.  A gestational pregnancy is where an embryo from the biological parents is implanted into the surrogate via in-vitro-fertilization (IVF).  The surrogate in this case is sometimes refereed to as an the gestational carrier or host.  A donor case is where an anonymous egg donor and the sperm of the intended father are implanted into the surrogate.

  • You can have a really good chance of success with a surrogate.  If you choose international surrogacy, you will probably bring a baby home within 12 months.
  • Depending on your legal situation (same-sex, single, married, etc.), we can recommend to you an appropriate legal strategy to have a child via international IVF/Surrogacy
  • Over half of all gestational carriers get pregnant after the first embryo transfer.  Most who require a second or third attempt are almost always successful as well.
  • Multiple births are common, due to the number of embryos that are often implanted.
  • Surrogacy in the USA is often beyond a lot of intended parents financial reach, that is why many seek the services of surrogates outside the USA.  With sound legal advice and a facilitator or company that works with attorneys, social workers and doctors on the ground to ensure success, surrogacy internationally is the modern means to creating ones family.