A BBC news article recently grabbed our attention, and it highlighted the stark contrast between U.S. and British surrogacy regulations. At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we are committed to providing affordable and effective assisted reproductive technologies (ARTS) to all people, straight, gay or lesbian singles and couples. For gay couples and single men hoping to start a family, surrogacy makes it possible to share a biological connection with their child.
What is Surrogacy?
The terminology can seem confusing, but it essentially defines the biological connection with the baby.
- In the U.S, traditional surrogacy means that a woman is inseminated with donor sperm and she carries the resulting pregnancy to term. With gestational surrogacy, donor eggs and donor sperm create embryos in a cycle of IVF. The resulting embryos are transferred back to the third party. The gestational carrier does not share a biological connection with the child she is carrying.
- People in the UK refer to “straight surrogacy” (traditional) and “host surrogacy” (gestational). In the UK, it is against the law to compensate surrogates beyond medical expenses or to advertise for surrogates. Once the baby is born, the surrogate is within her rights to keep the baby.
When you pursue traditional or gestational surrogacy in Florida, you can expect to find legal support for gestational contracts and the rights of the intended parents.
Our Fertility Center Helps Create Families through Surrogacy
Women who cannot carry a pregnancy and gay couples and single men hoping to start a family may consider gestational surrogacy. Palm Beach Fertility Center provides the medical intervention necessary, and will refer you to Boca Raton area reproductive lawyers who will advise you through the process.
Surrogacy involves the advanced reproductive technology of in vitro fertilization, and we encourage you to read more about the established fertility treatment that has led to the birth of more than 5 million babies worldwide. If you are on the path to creating a baby through surrogacy, contact the caring and experienced team at Palm Beach Fertility Center. We specialize in helping you keep calm during this exciting journey to parenthood!