How to Become A Dad Through Single Parent Surrogacy
As a single man who wants to be a father, you might be thinking, can I even become a dad if I am single? Don’t I need a partner to have a child? Well, the answer is yes, you can become a father as a single parent. As a single man wanting to become a parent, you have two options: You can choose to adopt, or you can become a dad through single-parent surrogacy. If you choose surrogacy, know that as a single parent, you will go through the same process, receive the same benefits and challenges as coupled intended parents, with some exceptions. It is important to keep in mind the challenges that come with single parenting and make sure that becoming a dad through single-parent surrogacy is right for you. Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada is here to help you.
The Surrogacy Process for a Single Man
The surrogacy process for single parents is pretty much the same as for other parents. IVF is used to form an embryo that is then carried to term by a surrogate mother.
Intended parents, whether a single parent or a couple, must go through a screening process. This is to ensure that the surrogacy process is right for you and you are right for the surrogacy process. As a single intended parent, you will submit an application telling your surrogacy agency about your expectations for your surrogacy journey. A background check will be conducted to screen for any criminal and medical history.
Next, the intended parent must be matched with a surrogate mother. The main difference with surrogacy that a single parent will face is that an egg or sperm donor will need to be used.The egg donor will not be the same person that will carry the child. This is called traditional surrogacy which is illegal in many places. Whereas for couples, the intended mother’s egg and intended father’s sperm is often used. A surrogacy agency can help a single man find the proper donor. A surrogate and the intended parent can be matched by looking at preferences of communication expectations, location, and views in termination. The intended father also has the option of using a known donor such as a friend.
The Pros of Surrogacy for Single Men
Single men who want to be fathers have many options when it comes to starting a family. Surrogacy is one of them. Being a father is one of the most rewarding things in life. You will develop an unconditional and never-ending love for your child. You will get to experience the joy of watching a baby grow from birth into the person they are meant to be, and you will be the guiding hand in their life. There are many benefits that come with surrogacy. These include:
- Surrogacy will allow a single man to become a dad even if he does not have a partner.
- Surrogacy will provide the father with a genetic tie to his child.
- Surrogacy often leads to a lifelong relationship and bond with the surrogate mother.
- In adoption, choosing two-parent families are more common, so surrogacy might be an easier way for a single parent to experience the joy of raising a child.
The Cons of Surrogacy for Single Men
Of course, even though parenting is a rewarding experience, it is also very challenging for anyone, whether you are single or a couple. Although there are many benefits to surrogacy for single men, it is important to take note of the challenges that come with the surrogacy process. The surrogacy process comes with its challenges as well. These include:
- Surrogacy is expensive, and a single parent would have to pay using only one income.
- Since Surrogacy can be less expensive in other countries, people may choose to go through the surrogacy process abroad. However, some international surrogacy laws may bar a single man from working with surrogates
- A single father may experience some stigma after the surrogacy process is over and the birth of their child.
- There are many challenges that come with single parenting, such as managing time and resources, so make sure you are prepared for the challenges that single parents face.
How do I become a Dad Through Surrogacy?
Although surrogacy can be a challenging process both emotionally and financially for intended parents, regardless of marital status, it can also be a very rewarding experience that offers the gift of fatherhood to those who seek it. As an intended parent, it is your responsibility to go through the pros and cons of single-parent surrogacy and see if it is the right decision for you. If you are ready to become a dad through single-parent surrogacy or wish to learn more, Adoption Choices and Surrogacy of Nevada is here for you.
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.