10 Benefits of Gestational Surrogacy
If you are an intended parent who is looking to start or grow your family, there are many different options for you to consider. One possibility is gestational surrogacy, a process where a gestational carrier will help you have a child that you otherwise might not be able to. This happens through a process called IVF.
Is gestational surrogacy a good fit for your own family’s needs? Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to share with our top ten benefits of gestational surrogacy.
- Gestational Surrogacy helps Intended Parents who are Infertile or have concerns about Pregnancy
If you are experiencing infertility, or have health concerns related to pregnancy, gestational surrogacy is a safe way for intended parents to have children. With the help of a gestational carrier and healthcare experts, intended parents can have the family you have always imagined. Be sure to consult with your doctor, fertility special and OBGYN for more details.
- Same Sex Parents are able to have Children
Gestational surrogacy provides a way for same sex partners — both couples and individuals — to add children to their families. Hopeful intended same sex parents are able to use their eggs or sperm, and that of an egg or sperm donor respectively, to have a genetic link to you! For members of the LGBTQ community, gestational surrogacy is a great opportunity to grow their families and have children of their own.
- Single Parents can use Gestational Surrogacy to have Children
Single intended parents who dream of having children can consider gestational surrogacy as a possibility for their own families. With the involvement of a sperm or egg donor, single intended parents of any gender may seek gestational surrogacy as a way to have children of their own without the involvement of a partner.
- Gestational Surrogacy ensures that the Baby will go to the Intended Parents
With gestational surrogacy, the baby share is not biologically related to the surrogate, unlike in traditional surrogacy. Therefore, prior to the pregnancy, the gestational carrier has already guaranteed that the child will go to the intended parents. There is no risk of the gestational carrier keeping the child.
- Intended Parents can have a Genetic Link to the Child
Intended parents who hope to have a genetic link to their child can achieve this through gestational surrogacy. The gestational carrier only carries a fertilized embryo, so the sperm and/or eggs from the intended parents can be used in fertilization, making them the child’s biological parents.
- Gestational Carriers are likely to have a Successful Pregnancy
Because gestational carriers are healthy women who have already had a successful pregnancy, there is a higher chance that the pregnancy will be successful. Gestational carriers can also take many tests to ensure that they are both physically and mentally healthy enough to go through pregnancy safely.
- There are less Legal Complications involved with Gestational Surrogacy
In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is also the child’s biological mother, which can lead to increased legal complications. However, because the gestational carrier is not biologically related to the child, and arrangements are made prior to the pregnancy, gestational surrogacy has less legal complications.
- Gestational Surrogacy gives Intended Parents the option to have Egg or Sperm Donors
With gestational surrogacy, intended parents can choose to involve egg and/or sperm donors in their pregnancy. This gives intended parents more options and allows them to choose if they are single, same sex or if one of them isn’t able to use their own egg or sperm.
- Intended parents can Maintain a Relationship with the Gestational Carrier
Intended parents can decide whether or not they’d like to continue a relationship with their gestational carrier. A benefit of doing this is going to her doctor appointments and being part of her pregnancy journey. This connection can continue after the birth as well, leading to a close-knight and rewarding relationship between you, her and your child.
- Gestational surrogacy is supported at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado.
Finally, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado can help intended parents achieve their dreams of having a child of their own! Whether you are looking to start or grow your family, resources are available for family planning and to support gestational surrogacy.
Benefits of Gestational Surrogacy
If you are considering gestational surrogacy to help fulfill your dreams of having children, or are a gestational carrier that would love to help out with another family, please reach out with any questions or concerns. We would love to hear from you!
If you are interested in surrogacy and want to learn more about your options, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Call us: 720-371-1099, Call or Text us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.
Meet the Author: Ashley Nies is an undergraduate student at Stanford University who is studying Human Biology and Political Science. Ashley is largely interested in various aspects of health and healthcare, and writes about these topics. She has taken classes on rhetoric, ethics and social media in health, as well as other creative writing classes during her freshman year at Stanford.
Ashley is from Las Vegas, Nevada, and considers herself to be fun-loving and adventurous. She values the importance of combining STEM with liberal arts education and hopes to integrate these in her writing.