Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction where intended parents work with a gestational surrogate who will carry and care for their baby (ies) until birth. Intended parents use surrogacy to start or grow their families when they can’t do so on their own.
Gestational surrogacy helps those who are unable to have children become parents. It’s a process that requires medical and legal expertise, as well as a strong support process throughout the journey.
Through IVF, embryos are created in a lab at a fertility clinic. Sometimes the intended parents use their own genetic material. Sometimes, an egg donor is required. At the fertility clinic, 1-2 embryos are implanted into a gestational carrier, who carries the baby (ies) to term.
Gestational carriers have no genetic relationship to the children they deliver