Traditional surrogacy involves artificial insemination of the surrogate with the sperm of the intended father or a sperm donor – in this case, the egg belongs to the surrogate mother and the surrogate mother is genetically linked to the child. Surrogacy, on the other hand, involves implanting a surrogate mother with a fertilized egg from future parents. <H3 class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples with health or fertility problems primarily seek surrogacy."data-reactid =" 27 ">Same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples with health or fertility problems primarily seek surrogacy.
Samara Hutcheson, head of recruitment for the creative agency, Creative Family Connections, says opposite-sex couples are addressing Creative Family Connections on the advice of their doctor. "They have undergone the IVF process a number of times without a viable pregnancy or have a health problem where they can not be carried," she says. She adds that the agency also serves many LGBTQ couples who can not carry a pregnancy, especially male same-sex couples. <H3 class = "canvas-at-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The role of an organization is to help facilitate healthy pregnancies and positive experiences for surrogates and their parents."data-reactid =" 29 ">The role of an organization is to help facilitate healthy pregnancies and positive experiences for surrogates and their parents.
Hutcheson says that it is advisable for prospective applicants to work with surrogates through agencies, which strictly control them. they also promote healthy relationships between potential parents and surrogates, including legal arrangements. "It's really important [for would-be parents] to know what are the basic requirements for a surrogate so that her doctor and doctor are on the same wavelength and that they know what they are looking for, "she says. -she. Agencies ensure that surrogates are between 21 and 43 years old and Hutcheson has a BMI within a range – "clinics usually require a BMI between 21 and 32". They must have had at least one full term and healthy pregnancy (but not more than five) and raise their child or they can not have a history of postpartum depression, take medication against Anxiety, depression, having medical complications related to pregnancy, smoking or displaying disorderly alcohol use. "She can not get any help from the state, like the WIC or vouchers – she has to be financially stable," Hutcheson adds, as agencies look for candidates who do not need money to cover their own living expenses. The surrogate mother must also live in a state where surrogacy is legal. , of course (surrogate motherhood Creative Family Connections ap indicates where the service is and is not legal). <h3 class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The cost of surrogacy varies, but one thing is certain: it is expensive."data-reactid =" 32 ">The cost of surrogacy varies, but one thing is certain: it is expensive.
Hutcheson mentions an average amount of $ 131,000 that potential parents can expect to pay for surrogacy services at Creative Family Connections, but point out that costs vary. "A same-sex couple will pay more because it needs an egg donor, which slightly increases the price," she said. "From one agency to another, it's very expensive, so those parents who undergo surrogacy obviously want to really, really start their families." The pay ranges of surrogate mothers also. "There are agencies paying $ 20,000 and others paying more," Hutcheson said. "Our basic pay for a surrogate ranges from $ 32.00 to $ 42,500, and varies according to the state of residence of the surrogate." There is also extra compensation for things like maternity clothes, for example. In agencies like Hutcheson, "surrogates pay nothing at all for the surrogacy process," she says. "They pay nothing at all."