What is a surrogate pregnancy?

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    Hello! we’re a gay couple and we’re considering becoming parents after 2 years married!!!! We’re in a bundle of joy but as you may suppose we can’t conceive children naturally so guessing adoption is the best option for us. A friend of mine sent me various internet blogs about surrogacy in which a woman gets pregnant for someone else. We don’t see anything wrong with that, but I mean… It’s like “stealing” a baby from someone else, isn’t it? It’s somehow confusing for us to get used to the idea that we’re educating and raising a child that is not ours or somehow connected to us genetically… maybe if you tell us more about this surrogate pregnancy thing we can become more open minded with it…

    02/08/2018 at 14:25
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    Sandra F.
    Surrogacy Specialist

    Hello Edgar87,

    Thanks for creating this thread! It’s very nice to hear that you’re planning to become parents. Choosing between surrogacy and adoption is a difficult choice, actually, and it’s totally up to you.

    As for your questions regarding the genetics of surrogacy, well, the good news is that gestational surrogacy removes the genetic link between the surrogate and the child and, instead, allows one of you to share his DNA with the baby-to-be thanks to a fertility treatment called IVF, that is, in vitro fertilization.

    In your case, you will need an egg donor as well. The process works as follows: Firstly, the egg is fertilized at the lab with the sperm of one of you, or you can even mix your sperm so that a random sperm fertilizes it. Secondly, the resulting embryo is placed into the uterus of the gestational carrier.

    In conclusion, she’ll be just the birth mother of the child, while one of you will be the genetic father. In comparison with traditional adoption, surrogacy is an advantage because it allows that at least one father is genetically linked to the baby, while this option is not possible with adoption.

    I hope I have been able to help,


    02/09/2018 at 11:55
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    Surrogate pregnancy is when a different woman carries your baby. The sperm would belong to you and the egg can be donated by her in your case. You can choose the eggs of a different woman if you wish. In gestational surrogacy, the eggs and the sperms are taken from the real parents. The surrogate just serves as the carrier of the baby. The child won’t be genetically related to her. I hope this was helpful.

    08/25/2018 at 17:55
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