Single Father Surrogacy
Are you interested in surrogacy as a route to becoming a single father? If so, reach out to Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc. to find out what options are open to you as an intended parent.
Being a single male does not automatically waive your rights to becoming a father. In fact, similar to single women’s maternal instincts, single men often have a natural paternal instinct and hope to become fathers with or without a spouse. While being male does not award you the biological capability to birth a child, there are still options available to you.
Unlike adoption, single father surrogacy is a great way to pursue fatherhood and parent a child who will have your biological DNA. At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., we provide options for intended parents of all varieties. We will support you from start to finish in your surrogacy journey and explain the ways in which your experience as a single father may be particularly unique.
The Process of Pursuing Surrogacy as a Single Father
When pursuing surrogacy as a single father, you will have a few options when getting started. While you may be sure that you want to use your sperm to create the embryo, you will have a choice as to whose eggs you choose. Unlike the common scenario where two parents are pursuing surrogacy together, choosing the eggs may be different for you.
A couple with a woman as part of the relationship may choose to use her eggs, if possible, which, in the case of heterosexual couples, would result in the baby’s DNA coming 100 percent from the intended parents.
When a single parent pursues surrogacy, however, they do not have this option. Ultimately, 50 percent of the DNA will come from the single parent, when possible, and the other 50 percent will come from another party. As a single father, the other 50 percent of your child’s makeup will come from an egg donor or from the surrogate herself.
Traditional vs. Gestational Surrogacy
The difference between traditional and gestational surrogacy comes down to where the eggs come from. Traditional surrogacy uses the eggs of the surrogate mother to create the embryo. No egg donor is needed, and the surrogate mother is also the biological mother of the baby. While this is a more cost-effective option, it is not used as frequently because it can potentially cause complications.
In traditional surrogacy, the single father, as well as other intended parents who take this route, risk the surrogate mother becoming attached to the child at birth. The surrogate mother can also potentially claim rights to the child in some cases.
In gestational surrogacy, an egg donor is always used, whether it be the eggs from one intended parent or an anonymous donor. In the case of a single father surrogacy situation, the donor might be anonymous or possibly a close friend. In vitro fertilization is then used to create an embryo with the sperm and the egg, which is placed in the surrogate mother.
Single Parent Surrogacy vs. Single Parent Adoption
While single adults can pursue adoption as a viable option for parenthood, being accepted in the adoption system when unmarried is often difficult. It can take years to adopt a baby as a single adult, and while it may not be a factor to some, having a biological relation to the child is meaningful to many. Single parent surrogacy gives you that option.
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At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., our goal is to help people grow their families regardless of whether they are single or in a relationship. Everyone deserves the right to love and nurture a child if that is what they feel called to do. If you are ready to begin your single father surrogacy journey, you can schedule a free consultation with our team by calling 412-884-2229 or filling out our contact form.