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How do the Surrogacy and IVF Processes Work with Gestational Surrogacy?

If you are considering becoming a surrogate, you may be wondering how it all works. What is IVF? What about gestational surrogacy? When it comes to being a surrogate, there is certainly a lot of information to know, which can seem overwhelming.

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada has you covered! We are here to provide you with all the information you need on gestational surrogacy and the IVF process so you feel informed and prepared to make the best decision for you.

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

Gestational surrogacy is when a surrogate carries a child, who is not biologically related to her, for intended parents or individuals who are not able to have children on their own. Instead of using the surrogate mother’s eggs to create an embryo, eggs and sperm are taken from the intended parents or donors. An embryo is then created with the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). When the embryo is ready, it is transferred into the surrogate mother, and she carries the child to term for the intended parents.

Matching with Intended Parents

In order for the gestational surrogacy and IVF process to begin, a surrogate mother and intended parents must match. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada is here to help with the matching process. You, as a surrogate mother, and the intended parents will go through screening processes. 

As a surrogate mother, you will go through physical and mental health screenings, along with background checks to ensure that choosing gestational surrogacy is the best choice for you.  Profiles will be created for you and intended parents. We will then help match you with intended parents. 

You will be matched based on things like personality fit, expectations for communication during the journey, location, number of embryonic transfers, and views on selective reduction or termination. Once a match has been found and the legal contract has been signed, the IVF process can begin.

How does the IVF Process Work?

The IVF process begins with getting the egg and sperm from either the intended parents or donors. This means that the intended parents can have a child who is 100% biologically related to them, even if the intended mother is unable to carry a child herself. The IVF process also helps individuals, LGBT intended parents, or couples struggling with infertility to be able to have a family with the help of donors. 

After they have been collected, the egg and the sperm will then be combined in a laboratory to form an embryo and cultured for several days. Sometimes, multiple embryos are formed in order to ensure success. At this point, as a surrogate mother, you will begin taking supplemental hormones and medications to prepare your body for pregnancy.

Once the embryos are ready, they will be transferred into the surrogate mother’s uterus. Sometimes, the IVF process will need to be repeated. But, once the transfer has been deemed successful and you are pregnant, you can carry out the pregnancy. As a surrogate mother you will attend checkups, similar to a regular pregnancy. The intended parents will likely attend doctor’s appointments with you and the birth to feel more involved. You will get to see the joy on their faces when they hold their little baby for the first time and know that you gave them the gift of family.

 Are You Ready to Begin the Surrogacy and IVF Processes Work with Gestational Surrogacy?

The surrogacy and IVF processes with gestational surrogacy can seem complicated, but understanding the basics of how everything works will help you better understand what to expect as a surrogate mother. Because of IVF, you are able to help intended parents or individuals achieve their dreams of having a child. 

If you are interested in becoming a gestational surrogate, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada is here to help you every step of the way. Are you interested in becoming a gestational surrogate?

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).

Hunter Frederick is a graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and a Theatre Certificate. She is the co-author of the virtual reality play, Paneless, along with the play, the Little Vagabond, based on William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience. She is also the co-author of a historical play, Yours, for the Oppressed, based on the lives of Albany Abolitionists, Harriet and Stephen Myers, who toured Underground Railroad Sites of New York State. 

In her free time, you can find Hunter cooking in the kitchen while listening to Musical Theatre songs.

 

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