Surrogacy / Gestational Carrier
A pregnancy may be carried by the egg donor (traditional surrogate) or by another woman who has no genetic relationship to the baby (gestational carrier).
If the embryo is to be carried by a surrogate, pregnancy may be achieved through insemination alone or through ART. The surrogate will be biologically related to the child.
If the embryo is to be carried by a gestational carrier, the eggs are removed from the infertile woman, fertilized with her partner’s sperm, and transferred into the gestational carrier’s uterus. The gestational carrier will not be genetically related to the child.
All parties will benefit from psychological and legal counseling before pursuing surrogacy or a gestational carrier.