Meaning of Surrogacy
Surrogacy is an arrangement, often supported by a legal agreement. It is a method of assisted reproduction where intended parents work with a gestational surrogate who will carry and care for their baby until birth.
In surrogacy a woman (the surrogate mother) agrees to bear a child for another person who will become the child’s parent after birth.
Parents use surrogacy to start or grow their families when they can’t do so on their own.
People may seek a surrogacy arrangement when pregnancy is medically impossible or when a single man or a male couple (gay) wish to have a child.
It’s a process that requires medical and legal expertise, as well as a strong support process throughout the journey.
Surrogacy allows couples and individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ages and sexual orientations to build their families.
Intended parents who use surrogacy :
couples who have struggled with infertility ,mothers who are unable to carry a child , parents who have a genetic defect , same sex intended parents.
Some Agencies serve Surrogacy
Where commercial surrogacy is legal, couples may use the help of a third-party agency to assist in the process of surrogacy by finding a surrogate and arranging a surrogacy contract with her.
Through IVF, embryos are created in a lab at a fertility clinic. At the fertility clinic, 1-2 embryos are implanted into a gestational carrier, who carries the baby to term.
Receiving money for the arrangement is known as commercial surrogacy.
The legality and cost of surrogacy varies widely between jurisdictions .
In some countries surrogacy is banned.
Some Agencies often screen surrogates They also usually facilitate all legal matters concerning the intended parents and the surrogate.
Surrogacy cost differs country to country.
In some countries Surrogate mothers are paid a base fee of $30000 to $40000 plus additional compensation and benefits. overall estimate surrogacy costs around $108K to $156K for a journey.
This is only a rough idea and not a fix fees. It is different and unique for different journey.