Maybe you have seen headlines that a Gestational Surrogate has given birth for a famous couple. What about the announcement from a friend that is single, or even the same sex couple posting a picture of them holding their baby for the first time? We all feel happiness for these new parents but then our thoughts linger with questions. How did this happen? Where did they find the surrogate? Maybe I would like to be a surrogate, but how do I find out more?
What one must realize before all these questions are answered, is that often surrogacy, or some type of assistance with conceiving, happens more often than we know. Sometimes before these beautiful memories are made, many heartbreaking memories from past struggles, make up one’s story. Sometimes the struggles are miscarriages, fertility issues, hysterectomies, cancer, or other underlying health issues that people endure. This is where a Gestational Surrogate comes into the equation.
A Gestational Surrogate is a woman who carries another couple’s fertilized embryo. The carrier is in no way biologically related to the child. A procedure called IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) takes place when the eggs and sperm of the IP’s (Intended Parents), or even from an egg donor or sperm donor, are used to create an embryo. The embryo is then placed into the uterus of the Gestational Surrogate.
Do you have more interest in creating a miracle for a loving family? Would you like to know more information on the process of becoming a surrogate? If that describes you, then please contact us or fill out our surrogate application. We are actively looking to add more qualified surrogates to our database.