Many people starting from a young age want children. Maybe you have thought about finding your true love and growing your family with that person. You may have imagined having many children and often wondered what it would be like to be a parent. For some, that dream can be achieved. Whether they are in a same sex relationship, can’t seem to find their “true love” or have issues conceiving. No matter what issues lie ahead, there are many options and methods made available to ensure your dreams become a reality. Both gestational surrogacy and adoption have beneficial factors that will keep the magic of family alive!
There are several reasons why you may want to consider gestational surrogacy or adoption. You might discover that you were meant to grow your family either of these ways. Adoption can provide the level of contentment and happiness you never knew you needed. Learning to truly love and protect a child that is not biologically related to you can have a profound impact on how you view life. Gestational surrogacy can make your relationship stronger. After all, you learn how to love a child that is yours but did not come from your body. The process can also teach you how to love yourself. Gestational surrogacy is special because your child will understand the extent you went to in order to have him or her in your life.
In the following paragraphs, we will discuss gestational surrogacy versus adoption, which we hope helps you determine the best fitting method for expanding your family!
Definition of Terms
To better understand the difference between the two, let’s further define what gestational surrogacy and adoption entail. These two methods have opposite approaches to expanding families and have important pros and cons to keep in mind.
Gestational surrogacy is when couples or individuals utilize their own egg and sperm, fertilize the egg in a lab and have it artificially inseminated into a gestational carrier. For individuals, they can find eggs or sperm donations through a bank and use it for the process of conceiving their child. Finally, the gestational carrier bears the child for the intended parents. Gestational surrogacy is a favorable method for couples or individuals who can’t carry the baby to term, or who don’t want the child having health issues.
This process allows couples and individuals to grow their families while still using their DNA. The intended parents also have more rights to the child legally. Gestational carriers must enter into legal contracts with intended parents and must abide by all terms present in the contract. Gestational carriers know that not abiding by the rules and limitations of the contract can lead to major legal issues. Although the intended parents are not carrying the child, they have legal rights and terms they can ask of the gestational carrier.
Adoption is another favorite option when wanting to grow your family. Through the help of an adoption agency, hopeful adoptive parents build a profile and wait for a birth mother to choose them as the best fit for her child. There are three levels of openness that the birth mother and adoptive parent(s) can choose from, which determines the amount of contact and involvement all parties will have once the adoption has been finalized. This is completed once the baby has been born, the birth mother terminates her parental rights to her child and the adoptive parent(s) become the child’s legal guardian in court.
Adoption is as complex as it is rewarding. The journey itself can seem lengthy, overwhelming and can be very emotional the whole way through. Not only for you as the prospective parent, but for the birth mother as well. So, it’s important to keep this aspect in mind when considering adoption. However, adoption is a beautiful option for couples and individuals who are willing to open their hearts and raise a child who is not biologically their own.
Gestational Surrogacy versus Adoption
Gestational surrogacy and adoption are both amazing options to consider when growing your family. Through gestational surrogacy, intended parents can utilize their DNA through that of a gestational carrier. With adoption, adoptive parents welcome a child into their home who is not biologically related to them. Both options have the potential to create powerful and extraordinary families.
Whatever your reason for wanting to grow your family, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas is here to help! For more information, or if you have questions or concerns regarding your specific circumstances, don’t hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear from you!
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas
Adoption Choices, Inc. is a private, non-profit adoption agency licensed by the state and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive parents since 2002. Our staff has a genuine commitment to providing an empathetic, empowering, and progressive experience to all involved in the adoption process. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas. You may visit our website or contact us at 775-474-4673.
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Adoption Choices, Inc. is partnering with Crowdrise, a fundraising website for nonprofits, to help our adoptive parents and birth parents with much needed financial assistance. We understand that expenses keep clients from fulfilling their dreams. Both with birth parents making a plan for adoption, and with adoptive parents growing their family. It is our mission to provide financial assistance through grants and scholarships, awarded annually in November, in honor of National Adoption Month. Funds assist adoptive parents with matching and placements, adoption finalization and helping birth mothers improve their lives through higher education — and much more.
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