The Facts About Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Colorado
The surrogacy process is a beautiful and unique way to begin a family. There are so many parts that come together to help form a beautiful family in the end. However, because gestational surrogacy is a very detailed process, there are many details people tend to get confused about. If this is you, then you have come to the right place! Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado has put together information to help clear up some surrogacy misconceptions. Let’s start separating fact from fiction.
- Fiction: The gestational surrogate is related to the child
That statement is fiction. In the gestational surrogacy process, the surrogate is not related to the child. The way gestational surrogacy works is that the gestational carrier does not provide the egg that is to be fertilized. This means there is no possible way for the gestational surrogate to be biologically related to the child. This detail in the surrogacy process is put in place for many reasons. Ensuring that the circuit is not biologically related to the child being born creates clear and distinct roles for the parties involved in the surrogacy process. The surrogate is the gestational carrier whose main role is to successfully complete the pregnancy. The intended parents have the role to provide the fertilized egg. Creating these clear rules ensures that there are no misunderstandings after a child is born.
- Fact: Not just any woman can become a surrogate
This statement is true. Not every woman will be eligible to be a surrogate. There are requirements that a woman must meet to successfully be selected as a potential surrogate. The criteria may range from personal to health requirements. Some examples of requirements that women must meet to become a surrogate mother include, but are not limited to:
- Must be between the ages of 21 and 39
- Must be a US citizen
- Must pass a background check
- Must be healthy and free of any sexually transmitted diseases
- Must have completed one pregnancy successfully without any complications
- Cannot have hand postpartum depression after a previous pregnancy
- Must be actively parenting at least one child
These are just some of the requirements that must be met to become a gestational carrier. If you have questions on what other requirements are needed, reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. They want more information on who can and cannot become a surrogate.
- Fiction: The gestational carrier may decide to keep the baby
This statement is not true. This is a common misconception associated with surrogacy. Many intended parents also have this concern when considering surrogacy. The arrangement between a gestational carrier and intended parents acknowledges that the carrier will not be able to keep the baby after birth. There are also legal measures taken to ensure that the expectant parents are given the parental rights of the child after birth. One of these measures is called a birth order that is a legal document recognized by the court that protects the rights of the intended parents. To learn more about birth orders, contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado.
- Fact: Gestational surrogacy is an effective method to starting a family
This statement is definitely true. There have been countless success stories of how gestational surrogacy has helped form families. Successful families have been formed to surrogacy for single parents, parents who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and for parents who may not be able to have a child naturally. Gestational surrogacy is very common and has proven time and time again to be successful. Over 90% of the time gestational surrogacy will result in a healthy baby and a happy family.
Still, Have Questions About Surrogacy?
Just stational surgery is a very detailed process with many intricacies. You may still have questions about what may be a fact or fiction concerning gestational surrogacy. If you still have questions that you want to be answered, don’t hesitate to reach out to Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado. Our expert staff is knowledgeable about the subject and ready to help answer any questions you may have. We want you to go into your surrogacy experience with confidence.
If you are interested in learning more about your gestational surrogacy 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.
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