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Thursday, 16 February 2023 09:58

Surrogate Mothers: Who Are They and What Is Surrogacy?

For couples and individuals facing infertility, surrogacy provides a unique and fulfilling path to parenthood. At the center of this journey stands the surrogate mother - a woman who bravely carries a pregnancy for another person or couple. But who are these women and what exactly does it mean to be a surrogate mother? In this article, we'll dive into the concept of surrogate mothers and take a closer look at how surrogacy works.

What is a Surrogate Mother?

A surrogate mother is a woman who voluntarily carries a pregnancy for another person or couple, with the ultimate goal of giving birth to a child that will be raised by the intended parents. Surrogate mothers play a crucial role in helping couples and individuals overcome infertility and start a family.

Becoming a surrogate mother is a personal and often emotional decision. Many surrogates are driven by a desire to help others and have a deep appreciation for the joys of motherhood. Some may have had their children and wish to experience pregnancy and birth again, while others may simply want to make a positive impact on someone else's life.

Regardless of their motivations, surrogate mothers must undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure that they are physically and emotionally capable of carrying a pregnancy. This may include a comprehensive medical evaluation, a psychological evaluation, and a thorough review of their personal and financial history.

What is a Surrogate Mother?
What is a Surrogate Mother?

The Different Types of Surrogacy

There are two main types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy.

In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is artificially inseminated with the intended father's sperm, making her both the biological mother and the surrogate. This type of surrogacy is relatively rare and carries legal and ethical complexities, as the surrogate is the genetic mother of the child.

In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate is not biologically related to the child as the embryo is created using the intended parents' or donors' eggs and sperm. This type of surrogacy has become increasingly popular as it eliminates the legal and ethical complexities associated with traditional surrogacy.

The choice between traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy will ultimately depend on the intended parents' personal preferences and circumstances. Factors such as cost, time, and legal considerations may all play a role in this decision.

Finding a Surrogate

The surrogacy journey typically starts with the intended parents searching for a surrogate. This can be done through a surrogacy agency or personal connections. A surrogacy agency can help match intended parents with a suitable surrogate, as well as provide legal and medical support throughout the surrogacy process.

Intended parents may also find a surrogate through personal connections, such as family, friends, or online surrogacy communities. However, it is important to carefully consider the legal, medical, and emotional implications of this approach, as surrogacy agencies can provide a level of support and protection that may not be available through personal connections.

Once a surrogate has been found, both parties will sign a legal contract outlining their respective responsibilities and rights throughout the pregnancy. This contract should be drafted by a surrogacy lawyer and should take into account the laws and regulations of the intended parents' state or country.

The Surrogacy Journey

The surrogacy experience can be a life-changing journey for all those involved. From the bond formed between the surrogate and the intended parents to the miracle of birth and the joy of holding a newborn, surrogacy has the power to create families and touch lives.

The surrogacy journey typically begins with medical screenings and the implantation of the embryo. The surrogate will then carry the pregnancy and attend regular medical check-ups to ensure the health and well-being of both herself and the baby. The intended parents are often involved in the pregnancy and may attend doctor's appointments, provide prenatal care and support, and build a relationship with the surrogate.

As the due date approaches, both the surrogate and the intended parents will prepare for the birth of the child. This may involve creating a birth plan, arranging for a pediatrician and hospital, and discussing any necessary post-birth arrangements.

The birth of the child is a momentous occasion and marks the beginning of a new life for the intended parents. In most cases, the surrogate will remain in the hospital for a few days after birth to ensure a healthy recovery, while the intended parents take the baby home and start their journey as a family.

The Surrogacy Journey
The Surrogacy Journey

Supporting Surrogate Mothers

Surrogacy can be a challenging journey for both the intended parents and the surrogate. While the surrogate mother is carrying the child, she may experience physical and emotional changes, as well as the unique stress of carrying a child for someone else.

It is important to provide surrogate mothers with the support they need throughout the surrogacy process. This may include financial support, medical care, and emotional support from both the intended parents and a surrogacy support network.

The Future of Surrogacy

As advances in assisted reproductive technology continue to evolve, surrogacy is likely to become an increasingly popular option for couples and individuals facing infertility. However, it is important to ensure that the rights and well-being of both intended parents and surrogate mothers are protected and that surrogacy is performed in a safe, ethical, and legal manner.

Surrogate mothers play a critical role in helping couples and individuals start families. They are brave women who undergo a rigorous screening process and carry a pregnancy with the ultimate goal of giving birth to a child for another person or couple. By understanding the concept of surrogacy and supporting surrogate mothers, we can help ensure that this life-changing journey is a positive and fulfilling experience for all involved.

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Under Ukrainian law, surrogacy is a legal affordable option for traditionally married couples to have children using their own embryos, or with either an egg or sperm donor. There must be a medical reason you can’t carry a child. You are also able to participate if you have had 4 unsuccessful IVF attempts.


Under Ukrainian law, surrogacy is a legal affordable option for traditionally married couples to have children using their own embryos, or with either an egg or sperm donor. There must be a medical reason you can’t carry a child. You are also able to participate if you have had 4 unsuccessful IVF attempts.