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Top 3 Reasons Why Intended Parents Use Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is a process in which a woman is hired to carry and deliver a baby (or babies) for the intended parents. Before the surrogacy begins, the child is (children are) conceived in a laboratory through a process called in vitro fertilization (IVF). Afterwards, the embryos are placed inside the surrogate mother in the hopes that at least one will stick.

The intended parents usually provide their own eggs and sperm for the IVF, but sometimes they use donated eggs or sperm. The surrogate’s egg is never used during gestational surrogacy. If the intended parents decide to use an egg donor, said egg donor will be a separate person, a third party who is absent from the surrogacy process.

There’s a variety of reasons why intended parents pursue gestational surrogacy in Oklahoma, and there’s a variety of reasons why intended parents use egg donors.

Top 3 Reasons Why Intended Parents Use Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy

1) The Intended Parents have Previously Dealt with Infertility

Many people pursue gestational surrogacy because of infertility. Some women have suffered miscarriages because their bodies can’t support a developing child. Sometimes couples are unable to conceive at all. One potential reason why a couple may be unable to conceive is because they have weak sperm or unhealthy eggs. If the couple is unable to produce strong sperm for the IVF, they may consider using a sperm bank. Likewise, if they are unable to produce healthy eggs, they may consider using an egg donor.

2) The Intended Parents are Members of the LGBT Community

The vast majority of people pursuing egg donation and gestational surrogacy are members of the LGBT community. Gay couples can’t conceive naturally, so gestational surrogacy is the only way they can have biological children.

LGBT intended parents need donors because they can only provide one piece of the puzzle. Gay men, in particular, may seek egg donation because they can’t provide the egg themselves. Lesbian women could also use egg donation if they have a medical or health concern.

3) The Intended Parents are Single

Most intended parents are married couples, but some intended parents are single. A single individual may seek gestational surrogacy because he or she can’t have children by himself or herself. A single intended parent may seek egg donation for this same reason. A single man, for example, can’t conceive a child by himself. He needs a donor to provide the egg, and he needs a surrogate to carry and deliver the child.

Gestational Surrogacy at Adoption Choices of Oklahoma

These three reasons why intended parents use egg donation and gestational surrogacy are nonexhaustive. There are countless others as well. Each and every intended parent will have their own story and motivation behind their journey to parenthood.

Adoption Choices of Oklahoma has been helping families grow for years. We offer our assistance to all intended parents regardless of their identities or circumstances. Regardless of why you are pursuing gestational surrogacy whether you are a surrogate or intended parent we are here to make the process as fulfilling as possible. We’ll help you find a surrogate or intended parent match, and we’ll help you through IVF.

If you have any questions or concerns about gestational surrogacy or egg donation, don’t be afraid to contact us.

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma is a surrogacy and adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the community. We assist both intended parents and gestational carriers (surrogates). Our staff members are committed to providing an ethical, empowering, and personalized experience to all involved in the surrogacy process. 

You may visit our website here or call toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777
or Text: 405-310-8790 

Meet the Author: Heather Valenzano is an up-and-coming content creator with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in English. After graduating from Iona College in 2019, she got an internship – and then a part-time job – writing blogs and managing social media accounts forHip New Jersey, a lifestyle website owned byLong Shot Productions. She has also produced website and social media content forCommonPage, an external collaboration platform.

When she isn’t working, Heather enjoys watching crime shows like Forensic Filesor posting book reviews toOnlineBookClub.orgunder the username “LavenderLiterature2.”

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