Pennsylvania Surrogacy Agency
If you have been unable to conceive thus far, or if you are a woman who is interested in helping a family who has been longing for a baby of their own, surrogacy could be a great option for you.
However, you may not be sure exactly what surrogacy is or if it would be a good fit for your family. For this reason, below we have described what surrogacy is and what your options are if you choose to move forward with our Pennsylvania surrogacy agency or another provider.
What Is Surrogacy?
We begin by explaining what a surrogacy arrangement is. When a family has been trying to conceive for some time and has been unable to produce a healthy pregnancy, labor, or delivery—whether that be due to the mother having unviable eggs, or otherwise discovering that she is unable to carry a baby to term without complications, or in cases where the father is infertile, or some other situation—they will often look into alternative reproduction options.
This is where surrogacy becomes an excellent opportunity. These intended parents will search for a woman who has been able to carry a pregnancy without complications to carry their child on their behalf. Surrogate mothers are truly a blessing to families who have been desperate to bring their baby home.
The Right Type of Surrogacy Arrangement for Your Family
Once you have chosen to embark on your Pennsylvania surrogacy journey, you will need to determine which type of surrogacy you are interested in. There are two main types of surrogacy, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
What You Need to Know about Gestational Surrogacy
In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate mother will carry the intended parents’ child after going through in vitro fertilization (IVF). The intended parents will decide if they are going to use their own eggs and/or sperm (if viable) or donor sperm and/or eggs.
In most cases, IVF is the more expensive of the two different types of surrogacy, as the surrogate mother may need to undergo multiple rounds of IVF before successfully becoming pregnant. The reason why so many couples are willing to choose this costly option is because they have the opportunity to be biologically related to their child.
Choosing the Traditional Surrogacy Pathway
The other surrogacy option you can consider is a traditional surrogacy arrangement. Here, the surrogate mother will be the genetic mother of the baby, as she will use her own eggs in the intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedure. The intended parents can choose to use either the intended father’s sperm or donor sperm if the father has fertility issues.
Traditional surrogacy is the less expensive option, as IUI is not as costly as IVF. With a traditional surrogacy pregnancy, due to the fact that the surrogate mother will be biologically related to the baby, it would be well-advised to implement a pre-birth order, if applicable, so that the intended parents’ parentage is established prior to the labor and delivery.
If you have additional questions about either type of surrogacy, you can reach out to the staff at our surrogacy agency and we will be ready to meet your needs.
Consult with a Surrogacy Agency in Pennsylvania
To discuss your surrogacy options further, speak with our staff at Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc. today. You can reach us through our website contact button or by calling our Pennsylvania surrogacy agency directly at 412-884-2229.