Are you looking into becoming a parent but you don’t know quite where to start? Everyone has to start at the very beginning and get a clear understanding of the process of becoming a parent through surrogacy, before getting started on making your family. First, let’s look at the definitions.
Different Types of Surrogates
There are two different types of surrogate mothers: the traditional surrogate and the gestational surrogate.
Traditional Surrogate – A traditional surrogate is a woman who is artificially inseminated with the father’s or a donor’s sperm, and the woman is the biological mother, meaning it’s her egg that is fertilized.
Gestational Surrogate – Gestational surrogacy has become quite popular. The gestational surrogate is a woman who carries the fertilized egg created by the sperm from the father and the egg from the mother. The fertilized egg is inserted into the woman’s womb through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The surrogate is sometimes called the birth mother and is technically not related to the child, as her genes did not go into the making of the child.
Is Surrogacy Right for You?
If you’re looking into surrogacy then you probably have good reason to do so. Most likely you can’t have a baby the old-fashioned way, but you still want to have a family of your own. Surrogacy is a great option for expanding your family. You should look into the laws in Pennsylvania, the cost, and the pros and cons.
The best place to start your journey is to find an agency you feel comfortable with. That way you can have access to all the resources and support you need as you embark on the process of creating the family you’ve dreamed of.
Finding the Right Agency
There are a few agencies in and around Pennsylvania and you should research them. Some agencies are even international, so you will have more options and choices. Each agency will have information for you and will assist you in a variety of ways.
You may already have a potential surrogate who has agreed to carry your baby, or you may need the agency’s help in finding the right surrogate mother for you. It’s important that you connect with an agency that will walk you through the entire process, so you won’t have to face any of this on your own.
Reach out to an international surrogacy agency for more information. As intended parents you will likely need some assistance in achieving your dreams, but that’s why surrogacy agencies exist.