4 Glorious Benefits of Gestational Surrogacy(for intended parents)
If, for any reason, you or your partner or spouse are unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy to full term, then gestational surrogacy can be a great option for you to start your family. You should know, however, that as an intended parent, gestational surrogacy is not only for couples who are unable to carry a child of their own. It is open for both men and women, married or single, young or old and those part of the LGBT+ and transracial communities. Over the years, the idea behind a family dynamic has evolved. One of the benefits of gestational surrogacyis that it welcomes all. If a single man or woman wishes to become a parent, he or she could use gestational surrogacy as a viable option to start growing his or her family.
We at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma care about you and want to show you how you can benefit from this wonderful journey. Here are some of the benefits that come with gestational surrogacy.
1. Intended Parents have a Genetic Link to their Child
When thinking about having children, many hope to have a child who has a genetic link to them. One of the biggest benefits of gestational surrogacyis the ability to have a child who is biologically related to you. Because gestational surrogacy is done through the process of IVF, you can provide your eggs or sperm to be used in fertilization.
Gestational surrogacy can be a last attempt to have a baby of your own, for those who are unable to conceive a child due to infertility, same-sex couples or even a single parent.
2. Genetic Testing and Gender Selection before Implantation
If you have a family history of genetic conditions, testing can be done before implantation to determine whether your baby would be at risk of developing any life-threatening disorders. The number one thing any intended parent would want, above anything else, is a baby who is happy and healthy. Genetic testing through gestational surrogacy can help lower this risk and might help the gestational carrier have a successful pregnancy.
Another benefit of gestational surrogacyis the possibility of selecting your child’s gender. With the advances in technology, doctors are now able to forgo the 50/50 probability of a baby’s gender, giving you the chance to have the son or daughter you have always dreamed of. Though it might be considered controversial, it is possible to select the gender of your child before implantation. Keep in mind that there are certain regulations and pre screening procedures that need to be done to carry this out. During this process, doctors can identify the XY chromosomes of the embryo, allowing you to choose which gender you would like your child to be.
3. Family and Friends can Carry the Baby
Finding your ideal gestational carrier can be hard and, at times, a little intimidating. As an intended parent, you want someone you can trust, and the thought of your gestational carrier being a stranger can put anyone on edge. One of the great things about gestational surrogacy is that you can ask a friend or a family member if they would do you the honor of carrying your child.
Imagine asking your best friend to carry your baby. This can fortify your bond in the most meaningful way possible. Whoever you choose, just know that we at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma will thoroughly screen your choice and make sure that they are of sound mind and body. When choosing your gestational carrier, always remember to be mindful and respectful of their decisions.
4. Gestational Surrogacy is the Least Legally Complicated
There are two types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. Traditional surrogacy is when the birth mother is biologically related to the child she is carrying. This can lead to legal complications given that the baby she is carrying is genetically hers, and even though you might have made prior arrangements the surrogate can change her mind at any given time. Keep in mind that surrogacy regulations vary from country to country, traditional surrogacy is highly illegal in many countries and has been banned across the United States.
For those of you who do not wish for their child to share a genetic link with the surrogate mother, gestational surrogacy is an excellent choice! Because the baby is not related to their birth mother, it makes the process less legally complicated. It is also a great choice for those who wish to have a child that is related to them.
Note for Intended Parents
There are many reasons for why someone would need to consider gestational surrogacy. We at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma want you to know that whatever the reason might be we are here to help and support you in reaching the right decision for you and your future child.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized adoption 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 us.