An arrangement in which a female agrees to give birth to a child for another person who will become the parents of the child is called as surrogacy, and that female who become pregnant is called as a surrogate mother. The proper methods of the surrogacy vary from place to place or state to state like the Surrogacy in Georgia is different from surrogacy in India. Here is this post we are going to explore surrogacy and its importance. There is a lot of controversy about the surrogate mother to have a baby.
When To Go For Surrogacy?
There are various condition when people look for the surrogacy arrangement, but here we have listed some of the ordinary situations
- when the pregnancy is not medically possible
- When the risk of the pregnancy is very high for the intended mother
- When a single man or male couple want to have a child
Types Of Surrogacy
Surrogacy is divided into two categories
1. Traditional Surrogacy
In this type of surrogacy, the expected mother is either artificially inseminated by the intended father or by an anonymous donor & carries the baby to the term. In the traditional surrogacy the produced child is genetically related to both surrogate mother and who gives the egg & the intended father or the anonymous donor.
2. Gestational Surrogacy
In these types of surrogacy, an egg cell is removed from the intended mother or an anonymous donor & fertilized with a sperm cell of the intended father or anonymous donor. The fertilized egg or the embryo is then transferred to the surrogate who carries the baby to the term. In these types of surrogacy the produced child is genetically related to the woman who has donated the egg and the intended father or the sperm donor. But the born child is not related to the surrogate mother. The gestation surrogacy is common in lesbian couples who want to have a baby.
How To Find A Surrogate Mother?
There are several ways to find the surrogate mother; some of the best methods are:
1. Friends or Family
Some you can ask your friend or relative to be the surrogate for you. Because of the high cost of the surrogacy & the complicated legal issues it may raise about parental rights, a tried & tested family relationship can be simpler to manage. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine accepts that specific family ties as acceptable for surrogates. It generally discourages the surrogacy, though, if the produced child would carry the same genes as a baby born of incest between close relatives.
2. Surrogacy Agency
Most of the people use one to arrange a gestational surrogate. There are more than 100 agencies now active in the United States. This surrogacy agency helps you to find a proxy & makes the arrangements. This agency also collects any fees that get passed between you & the proxy such as paying for her medical expenses.
Qualification For Surrogacy
In Today’s world, there aren’t any regulations about who can be a surrogate mother. But experts agree on a few points which is listed below:
- The surrogate mother should be 21 years old
- Already given the birth to at least one healthy baby so she can understand firsthand the medical risks of pregnancy & childbirth & the emotional problem of bonding with a newborn.
- Signs contracts about her role & responsibilities in the pregnancy like parental care & agreeing to give you the baby after birth