Gestational surrogacy



ISBN: 9789462407336

Gestational surrogacy, in which the surrogate is not related to the child she is carrying, is the most common type of surrogacy today. While gestational surrogacy statistics are difficult to find, this path to parenthood has helped thousands of couples and individuals grow their families, and it is becoming increasingly common.
If you are interested read on to learn more about how it works. In gestational surrogacy, the child is not biologically related to the surrogate mother, who is often referred to as a gestational carrier. Instead, the embryo is created via in vitro fertilization (IVF), using the eggs and sperm of the intended parents or donors, and is then transferred to the surrogate.
This form of surrogacy is sometimes also called “host surrogacy” or “full
surrogacy.” In most cases, at least one intended parent is genetically related to the child, and the surrogate is not.
In this monograph you will find the key cases related to this subject and some background information.