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All You Need to know About Becoming a Surrogate Mother

Many people require the services of a Surrogate Mother, for a variety of reasons. People who have struggled with infertility, hopeful single parents, same-sex couples, someone who doesn’t want a genetic link between the surrogate and their child, and anyone who is unable to safely carry a pregnancy to term often turn to surrogacy in order to have a baby. In gestational surrogacy, the child is not biologically related to the Surrogate Mother and this is not adoption. Instead, the embryo is created via in vitro fertilization (IVF), using the eggs and sperm of the intended parents or donors, and is then transferred to the surrogate.

Becoming a Surrogate Mother is one of the most selfless things a woman can do, particularly if it is for an individual or couple she does not personally know. Are you interested in learning more? We’d love to speak further with you about this amazing, life-changing process. First, you will go through a rigorous screening process to ensure you are physically, emotionally, and financially ready for this journey. Once you have been matched with Intended Parent(s), everyone will work with separate attorneys to discuss the legal risks and responsibilities of each party. Once everyone is in agreement and the contracts are signed, a fertility clinic will handle the IVF and embryo transfer process.

Now the really exciting part begins, you are pregnant! From this point on, you will carry the baby as if it were any other pregnancy, and the intended parent(s) may be as involved or distant during the pregnancy as was previously agreed upon. Some may decide to go to doctor’s appointments and form a bond with you through frequent communication, while others choose not to for various reasons. In about 40 weeks, you will give birth and the intended parent(s) will welcome their child and have full legal custody when he or she is born.

Of course, this is only a general overview of the process. It is important to remember that surrogacy laws are determined by each state, and certain states do not allow surrogacy at all. Please contact us to learn more about your individual situation, and take a big step forward with the surrogacy journey, by calling (240) 235-6006 or emailing info@creativefamilyconnections.com.

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