How Successful is Gestational Surrogacy?
If you are considering gestational surrogacy as an option for meeting your family’s needs, you have likely wondered how successful it is. Because there are a few complex steps associated with the gestational surrogacy process, it can be useful to break each part down. However, you should rest easy knowing that gestational surrogacy is an overall great way to help achieve your dreams of having a child!
In order to learn more about the process, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado is here to outline just how successful gestational surrogacy really is.
How Successful is Gestational Surrogacy?
The gestational surrogacy process typically consists of a few steps that every intended parent and gestational surrogate must go through. Therefore, in order to understand how successful gestational surrogacy is, each step will be broken down.
Here are the different parts of the gestational surrogacy process, as well as how successful they each are:
Making an Intended Parent/Surrogate Match in Colorado
One of the very first steps in the gestational surrogacy process is making a strong match between prospective intended parents and a gestational surrogate. While this can seem daunting, a surrogacy agency, such as Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado can make the process a lot smoother. With considerations like varying levels of involvement, surrogacy contracts, and more, finding a perfect intended parent and surrogate match is very important. A good surrogacy agency can help make sure that the different needs of intended parents align with those of a surrogate, and also help to facilitate a match.
This step is typically very successful with the help of Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado, as they will serve to facilitate the match. By taking into account everyone’s needs and ensuring they are respected, a perfect match ensures smooth sailing in the gestational surrogacy process. In fact, many of the relationships formed between intended parents and surrogates are so strong that they can last lifetimes!
In Vitro Fertilization for Surrogacy
The next step in gestational surrogacy is often in vitro fertilization, where an egg is fertilized by a sperm in a laboratory setting and an embryo is implanted into the surrogate. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the more variable aspects associated with gestational surrogacy, but is still largely effective. One of the key advantages associated with IVF is the ability to use egg or sperm from various donors, so intended parents in same sex relationships, single parents, and parents dealing with fertility issues can still look to gestational surrogacy as an option.
Because in vitro fertilization sometimes requires various rounds of egg retrieval and fertilization, it can sometimes take a bit longer than expected. Implanting the fertilized embryos into the surrogates might also have a few complications, but it’s entirely possible to go through the process again. Although IVF isn’t always successful on the very first try, with enough time, it is almost always effective! It also provides the opportunity for intended parents to maintain a genetic link to their child born through gestational surrogacy, so the pros outweigh the cons.
Pregnancy and Delivery during Surrogacy
Pregnancies can often be very unpredictable. In the modern day, though, successful pregnancies have increased dramatically! To help ensure the best possible outcome for both the gestational surrogate and the child who is born, there are many requirements for surrogates prior to impregnation. For example, the surrogate must have had at least one complication free pregnancy and delivery, which raises the chances of having another. She will also undergo many different health checks and screenings to ensure she is fit for carrying another child.
In the long run, most gestational surrogacy pregnancies and deliveries are successful. However, it is important to keep in mind that each scenario is unique, and there’s no guarantee complications will not arise. With the help of a surrogacy agency, though, the process can be made as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Gestational Surrogacy in Colorado
In the end, gestational surrogacy generally has very high rates of success. While compilations may arise in rare cases, there are options for both intended parents and gestational surrogates to move forward. Gestational surrogacy truly is a great option for growing a family, so don’t let the small amount of risks deter you from considering it as an option!
Interested in Gestational Surrogacy in Colorado?
If you are interested in or have questions about becoming a gestational carrier in the state of Colorado, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. We will help to make sure you have legal representation, medical care, and hands-on support throughout the entire surrogacy process.
Becoming a gestational surrogate is a life-changing and super rewarding experience. We would love to support you through the journey and match you with possible intended parents!
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, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call 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.
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