Surrogacy - A Biological Miracle To Attain Parenthood!

By: James K. Johnson

Surrogacy is a biological process where a woman carries and gives birth to a baby of some other woman. It is a mutual contract signed by both the parties which involves the childless couple and the woman (surrogate henceforth) who carries their child and delivers it. The surrogate can be of two types depending upon the types of surrogacy:

• Natural Surrogate-She can be a genetic mother (biological mother) of the child which is conceived via artificial insemination or sexual intercourse with the biological father.

• IVF Surrogate or Gestational Carrier-She can be a gestational carrier where she is being implanted with an embryo and carries pregnancy till the delivery date. In this particular case, child is conceived with the help of egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo transfer or donation.

It’s important to understand which couples are advised to opt for what type of surrogacy:

Natural Surrogacy is counseled when:

• Woman has some genetic disorder and is likely to pass it onto the progeny.

• Women whose ovaries are no more functioning owing to premature. menopause

• Women who are suffering from diabetes, tuberculosis, heart ailments, or kidney disorders and are incapable of conceiving or giving birth.

IVF Surrogacy or Gestational is suggested when:

• A woman whose uterus is malfunctioning or not formed appropriately to carry a full pregnancy to the end term are suggested to opt for surrogacy as they may likely to have miscarriages.

• Woman who is suffering from diabetes, heart problems or kidney disorders should avoid pregnancy.

• Woman who have no uterus are incapable of carrying fertilized eggs. So, women whose ovaries produce eggs but cannot fertilize them due to the absence of uterus should also opt for IVF surrogacy. Mostly women cancer patients, or with busted womb are required to have hysterectomy (removal of uterus from the body) which renders them incapable for giving birth to a child. In such severe cases IVF surrogacy is suggested.

• Repeated miscarriages weaken the womb and may often leads to its rupture. In such situation woman should opt for IVF surrogacy.

You can easily find surrogates via agents or surrogacy clinics who sign a legal contract for carrying your child till delivery. Mostly, you are required to pay all the charges which will incur during entire pregnancy till delivery date. All these issues need to be discussed beforehand so that no issue erupts in the middle of gestation. Once, the baby is delivered the surrogate has no right over it and is paid for her job right away as per the mutual legal contract signed.

In several nations surrogacy is still considered as an illegal procedure of conceiving a child. However, most of the developed and developing nations have accepted this scientific process of making childless couple a happy parent readily. UK is one such nation that readily agrees to surrogacy and on the other hand there is USA where many states have different jurisdiction for surrogacy process.

Even if there is no worldwide acceptance to this biological miracle yet it is helping thousands of childless couples becoming parent. UK, Australia, and some states of US have even launched medical tour program in order to create awareness and seek cheap avenues for surrogates. India on other hand becomes a good choice being less expensive and providing equivalent quality of treatment.

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