Thursday, February 21, 2013

Given start surrogacy or expand your family? Learn what you should know before you

For couples with infertility, where a woman can not bear not having a child is struggling surrogacy a wonderful way for a family. But before the journey of surrogacy, it is important to have a basic understanding of the process to have. For example, it is important to know different types of surrogacy arrangements, procedures and legal implications of every kind.

Also, to make your journey as smooth as possible a surrogate, you should have a good understanding of the following:

1) As appropriate, their rights,

2) The potential costs associated with your travel surrogacy are connected, and

3) the importance of the support and advice that surrogacy for the trip.

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a situation in which a woman carries and gives the child to another person (intended parents) or steam (prospective parents). A woman carrying the child is known as a surrogate.

Types of Surrogacy

There are two types of surrogacy: traditional and gestational diabetes. Traditional surrogacy, where the surrogate mother sacrifices her egg and carries the child to the intended parents. Surrogacy with the intended father or sperm or donor sperm are fertilized in a process called intrauterine insemination. Another option involves the creation of embryos by in vitro fertilization (IVF), and pass then one or more embryos into the uterus of the surrogate mother. With traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother is genetically related to the child.

Gestational surrogacy wherean embryo created by IVF and then transferred to the uterus of the surrogate mother. This is the most common type of surrogacy. With gestational surrogacy, the surrogate is not genetically related to the child.

Additional gestational surrogacy arrangements involve the use of an egg from another woman (donor egg) and / or the use of donated sperm from another person (donor sperm) donation.

Protect Your Rights

Legal aspects of surrogacy are numerous, complex, or state. Therefore it is important that each party involved in your surrogacy arrangement own lawyer who is an expert in the area of ​​reproductive rights. In addition, before the embryo is transferred to the surrogate mother, it is important to solidify information about your surrogacy agreements in a written agreement.

Existence of a written contract not only protects their rights, but also protects the surrogate. It is important that the agreement is detailed and explains the rights, obligations and expectations of each party. Some things that the following objectives surrogacy arrangement, when a child is born, dietary issues, selective recovery expectations after birth, and legal procedures for the placement to consider the names of the prospective parents on the birth certificate.

If you have problems, your best defense is your approval, which should also. Guidelines for potential problems Some are parents and surrogates are trying to take the path of surrogacy without a lawyer, but make a mistake.


Since each travel surrogate different, it is difficult to make a precise dollar amount that will give your travel costs. For example, if there are complications or donor eggs, sperm or embryos is required, the cost can be higher. However, based on experience, your surrogacy journey costs about $ 60,000 to $ 110,000 to $ 110,000 to the worst-case scenario to be done with the highest expenditure. You should talk to your attorney and / or infertility, such as reducing the cost.

Support and advice

With appropriate support and advice can mean the difference between a very intense and harrowing journey surrogacy and surrogacy peaceful journey.

During the trip, surrogacy, you want to be able to concentrate on one thing, the arrival of your baby. Therefore will help with someone who can help you find the best replacement, the coordination function of the different aspects of your trip and as an intermediary between you and your surrogate (if necessary), some of the stress and anxiety. You also need a lawyer who specializes in reproductive law on legal advice that you need. Finally, it would be helpful if you have someone on your team who has the personal experience of surrogacy have. This person will be able to tell you what to expect and help you cope with some situations that might arise between you and your surrogate.

Learn more about surrogacy

This article is the introduction of surrogacy and a brief discussion of some of the items that you are the parents must know his. Surrogacy journey indeed, and the more you understand about the process before you start, the better your trip will be. If you know more about surrogacy and know-how in order to secure a peaceful journey, download the free guide "How to stress and Heartbreaking Surrogacy Journey avoided. Intended What should parents know before they continue their journey"

Nicole K. White lawyer and a proud mother of daughter through gestational surrogacy. She established Kinsey Law Group, PC to focus on the needs of the family, and it is to help you, dedicated in the field of assisted reproduction / surrogacy and estate planning.