Since pregnancy can significantly burden a woman, it’s a common practice to use a surrogate mother. Simply speaking, surrogacy is the process of getting pregnant and carrying a child for the other person. A surrogate mother is a carrier of a child. She’s getting pregnant after a medical process called “Embryo transfer.” In the end, the intended parents will take full and legal custody of the newborn.
Why you May Need a Surrogate
Consider using surrogate maternity for the following:
- people with conceiving troubles. Any health issue may cause infertility;
- individuals who are willing to have a baby;
- gay couples. Any couple should have a chance;
- anyone unable to safely carry a pregnancy to term. The modern world is demanding. Not every woman has the intention to carry a baby. This takes around one year— not to mention the post-period;
- it may be personal. Infertility is not always the case; sometimes, women prefer to save their job, activities, physical form, and more.
This is an opportunity to spectate a deep feeling of creating a life, to connect with people, and more. Before starting, you should know how it works.
Surrogate Motherhood at Feskov’s Clinic
The most common type of surrogate pregnancy is gestational surrogacy. In this case, the child isn’t genetically connected to a surrogate mother. It means not only more genetic similarity with intended parents but also less paperwork. Because in this case, you don’t need a stepparent adoption.
Almost every article you can find will be about gestational surrogacy. It became so popular because it entails fewer complications. Feskov’s clinic also uses this method.
It consists of 3 stages. Choose stage — the first step to build a family. At the moment, the parents try to match with a candidate. They can do it whether through the agency or by themselves. Independent surrogacy requires a lot of effort and procedures to take into account. For example, your attorney has to be a professional in adoption law.
Another way is to use the services of Feskov’s agency. Fully covered services, from matching with candidates to the giving life.
Surrogate Pregnancy Walkthrough
Once parents choose the potential mother, both parties start to work with an advocate. They begin with a standard discussion of responsibility and risk level. The next stage of conversation is the compensation. After negotiations, the IVF clinic creates a special schedule to prepare the mother for embryo transfer. One of the following may occur:
- Sperm of the father and the eggs of the intended mother. In this case, the child will be genetically similar to both parents. The surrogate mother is a carrier. She doesn’t affect inheritance.
- Only the father participates, and the eggs are donated. In this case sperm of the father fertilizes the eggs; thus, the child will inherit his genes.
- Only the mother participates. Donated sperm affect the eggs and fertilize them. The child will be related to the mother.
- Both parents were replaced with donor eggs and sperm. Neither parent will be biologically connected to the child.
After the transfer process, it takes 2-3 weeks more to make sure that the pregnancy was successful. Once confirmed, the mother will carry the baby as if it were a common pregnancy. In the end, the intended parent will have legal custody of the baby. For some countries, stages may vary. That’s ok because laws are different, or you have special conditions. For detailed information about medical clearance, medications, and other procedures, make sure to reach out to our support service.
Make your Parenthood Legal
Even though there are many ways to start a family, surrogacy may be the easiest one. First, you can be genetically related to a child. Since most of the agencies use gestational surrogacy, it takes less paperwork compared with adoption. Especially if you have a professional attorney.
Depending on the country, surrogacy may be allowed or not. For example, EU countries such as Italy, France, and Germany don’t allow either commercial or altruistic surrogacy. Some counties welcome non-commercial maternity. That means that potential mothers won’t be compensated. Mothers are doing it on a non-profit basis. A few countries practice commercial surrogacy. If your homeland doesn’t allow it, you can always travel to one of these countries: some U.S. states, Russia, Ukraine, and India.
In these countries, it will be legal to arrange such a service. Please note that you should contact an attorney to get detailed information about your specific conditions before any actions.