Technological advancements have greatly transformed reproductive technologies, enabling many couples and individuals to fulfil their desires of parenthood. However, when technology fails in the achievement of parenthood, the services of a third-party surrogate or donor can be received.
Whether you wish to grow your family through surrogacy or to offer your services as a surrogate, you have any questions about surrogacy.
Below is essential information about what is Surrogacy Parenthood and how does it work. Please have a look!
WHAT IS SURROGACY PARENTHOOD?
Surrogacy Parenthood is an agreement in which a woman agrees to gestate a child for another individual or individuals who intend(s) to become the parent(s) of the child after birth. This process is typically carried out for a married infertile couple who are the intended rearing parents. Surrogacy Parenthood is also sometimes known as “Contract Pregnancy”.
In simple terms, Surrogacy Parenthood is a mode of parenting which permits a couple to have a child by requiring a third party who aids as a birth mother, whether through a contract or not.
HOW DOES SURROGACY PARENTHOOD WORKS?
Surrogacy Parenthood typically works in 6 steps which are as follows:-
- Intend for surrogacy.
- Get prepared for surrogacy.
- Find the right match.
- Fulfil legal requirements.
- Begin the procedure of fertilization and embryo transfer.
- Welcome the child.
INTEND FOR SURROGACY
The initial step for the surrogacy process and gravidanza surrogata is deciding whether it is the right option for you because becoming surrogate parents can be a long expedition and requires huge financial and emotional endeavour. It is a very challenging and life-changing process. If you are not sure about surrogacy or need further information or expert advice, you can contact with a surrogacy agency or attorney.
GET PREPARED FOR SURROGACY
Once the intended parents have decided to perform surrogacy, the must recognize the goals and needs of the surrogacy process. You have to decide which type of surrogacy you want to consider.
TYPES OF SURROGACY PARENTHOOD
There are two basic types of Surrogacy Parenthood, i.e. Surrogacy Parenthood occurs in two ways, namely:-
- Traditional Surrogacy
- Gestational Surrogacy
1. TRADITIONAL SURROGACY
The traditional surrogacy is the one in which the surrogate is the real (biological) mother of the child she bears. She uses her eggs and the sperm of the intended father or donor for the fertilization of her eggs by using intrauterine insemination.
2. GESTATIONAL SURROGACY
In this type of surrogacy, the child is not genetically connected to the surrogate mother. Instead, the embryo is generated through IVF (in vitro fertilization) by utilizing the sperm and eggs of the donor or intended parents, which is then carried to the surrogate mother. This medical procedure is carried out by the assistance of a fertility specialist and is a part of Assisted Reproduction Techniques (ART).
FIND THE RIGHT MATCH
One of the most essential steps of the surrogacy cycle is finding out the right match for the intended parents. There are some desires and expectations which the intended parents have to fulfil from the surrogate. The process of how the match works are as follows:-
- Once the surrogacy agency chooses a surrogate mother and intended parents who have similar surrogacy plans and desires, the agency will share their profile.
- If both parties are focused on moving forward, they may better get to know about each other through telephonic calls. Emails or in-person meetings and then formalize the match by drafting the first legal contract.
FULFIL LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
Once the surrogate and the intended parents have determined to move forward together, they both will need to sign a legal contract of surrogacy. Both of the parties will have their separate attorney to make sure that their interest is secured. Once both the parties agree to the terms of the agreement and each lawyer has had an opportunity to evaluate and approve it, the agreement will be signed.
BEGIN THE PROCEDURE OF FERTILIZATION AND EMBRYO TRANSFER
Once the agreements are signed, the next step is to begin medical procedures known as the IVF process. This process will probably be controlled by an agreed-upon fertility clinic.
In this step, the intended mother or the egg donor will be provided with the medication. To assist her to develop the eggs and will undergo an egg retrieval surgery. The embryo is then produced and carried to the surrogate mother’s womb.
Once the healthy pregnancy is confirmed and the heartbeat of the child is heard. The surrogate will start receiving payments for monthly allowance and base compensation.
WELCOME THE CHILD
After the long surrogacy process, the birth of the child occurs and the surrogate is discharged from the hospital. It is the most pleasant and life-changing event for both the parties. Now the family and the surrogate may continue to keep up their relationship.