Do Surrogate Mothers Pass on DNA?

As an intended parent whose dream is to have a child of their own, it can be frustrating to struggle with infertility. Although there are assisted conception options, none of these options are quite the same as giving birth to a child on your own. However, if you have to resort to assisted conception to achieve your dreams of parenthood, then surrogacy is a great option. 

With surrogacy, you can still pass on your DNA to your baby even if you do not carry the baby yourself. If your eggs are not viable, you can use an egg donor or the egg from your surrogate mother to have a child. With so many options for surrogacy, you can feel in control of the pregnancy and be there through the process from conception to delivery. 

At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., we will answer all your questions about surrogacy and explain the differences between traditional and gestational surrogacy. The main difference between the two options is that surrogate mothers in a traditional surrogacy relationship will pass on their DNA to the child. 

Traditional Surrogacy

In traditional surrogacy, the child is created using the surrogate mother’s egg. The surrogate mother is artificially inseminated through a process called intrauterine insemination, and the embryo is created inside the surrogate mother’s uterus, where it then grows into a baby. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother passes on her DNA to the baby. 

Gestational Surrogacy

In gestational surrogacy, you have control over the baby’s DNA because the embryo is created in a laboratory dish outside of the surrogate mother’s womb. The embryo may come from your egg and a sperm donor or your partner’s sperm. You can also use both a sperm donor and an egg donor to create your embryo.

The embryo, once created, is transferred into the surrogate mother’s uterus, where it develops into a baby. 

Reach Out to a Reputable Surrogacy Center

Both traditional and gestational surrogacy are viable options for creating a family, and you must decide which option makes the most sense for your family. Our team at Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc. can guide you through the process and help you make your decision.

To speak with our team about your situation, click on the button at the top of the page or call 412-281-9906 to schedule a free consultation.