Hire a Surrogate

If you are an intended parent considering surrogacy as a way to expand your family, you might wonder what options are available when hiring a surrogate mother. How you choose your surrogate will depend on which surrogacy route you take. Both traditional and gestational surrogacy are viable options, but each one has specific benefits.

At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., we can assess your situation and help you decide which path makes the most sense for you. Once you have chosen your route for surrogacy, choosing a surrogate mother will become easier. If you choose to, you can develop a relationship with the surrogate mother, which can make the pregnancy experience more enjoyable for some. 

Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is a common form of surrogacy because it gives the intended parents total control over both the egg and sperm donors. Gestational surrogacy can be a great option for intended parents who have infertility issues due to problems carrying a child. Both the egg and sperm of the intended parents is used to create a biological child in the surrogate mother’s womb.

Gestational surrogacy can also use the sperm or egg of one intended parent and the sperm or egg from the donor of the parent’s choice. The sperm and egg are fertilized using in vitro fertilization and then transferred into the surrogate mother’s uterus. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate mother carries the baby but plays no biological role.

Choosing a surrogate mother in a gestational surrogacy situation becomes easier because the choice involves finding a surrogate who is healthy enough to carry a child—her genetic makeup is irrelevant. 

Traditional Surrogacy

Traditional surrogacy uses the egg of the surrogate mother and the sperm of either the intended parent or a sperm donor to create the child. In this situation, the surrogate mother is the biological mother of the child and she surrenders legal rights once the baby is born.

Choosing a surrogate mother in a traditional surrogacy situation is harder because the mother’s medical history and genetic makeup will contribute to the baby’s DNA. It is also important to consider the emotional factor involved in a traditional surrogacy. But, traditional surrogacy can be a more cost-effective option.

Contact Our Surrogacy Agency

If you are having trouble choosing the right route for your family, the team at Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc. can help you make the best choice by discussing your options in greater detail. To set up a free consultation, call 412-884-2229 or click the contact button at the top of the page.