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The Effects of Surrogacy: What You Should Know

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  • Written By: Palm Beach Fertility Center

Advice When Deciding on Surrogacy

If you have been considering surrogacy, Palm Beach Fertility Center is here for you. Surrogacy is a fantastic option for same-sex couples looking to build upon their family, or for heterosexual couples who are unable to conceive on their own. Additionally, surrogacy can be an option for single men or women who are unable to carry due to a medical concern or personal choice.

Whatever the case may be for your consideration of surrogacy, we’d like to provide you with the resources and support you need to make an informed decision. As mentioned by American Surrogacy, there are two main types of surrogacies you should familiarize yourself with: traditional and gestational.

Traditional surrogacy uses the surrogate’s egg, which is inseminated with either donor sperm or the intended father’s sperm. Gestational surrogacy combines an egg and sperm through in-vitro fertilization, which is then implanted into the surrogate, meaning the carrier has no genetic ties to the baby. The egg and sperm can either be obtained through donors or the intended parents.

To explore surrogacy further and discover whether or not it’s the right decision for you, don’t hesitate to consult with a fertility specialist at Palm Beach Fertility Center today. Give us a call at 888.819.5177 or schedule an appointment online.

Can Surrogacy Negatively Impact the Child?

It’s no secret that the process of surrogacy can carry the weight of many emotions. This is completely normal and a natural reaction for both the parent(s) and carrier. That’s why we do our best to match parents with carriers who have the same goals and expectations for the process. There are several questions that can arise when conceiving a baby through surrogacy, and one that continually pops up is how surrogacy effects the child.

While there may be certain speculations out there, findings suggest that children who are conceived through surrogacy or egg donation function just as well as any other child during crucial developmental years. Additionally, evidence supports that children born of surrogacy are just as healthy as children conceived naturally – both physically and mentally.

As stated by Child Identity Protection, confidence and integrity are crucial to upholding the surrogate child’s sense of identity. What’s most important when raising a child that was conceived through a gestational carrier is celebrating their identity as a surrogate baby. All birth stories are special, and those born of surrogates are no different – as long as your baby grows up in a nurturing and supportive environment, choosing surrogacy as a birth option is nothing to be worried about regarding the sake of your child.

Consult with a Fertility Specialist About Surrogacy Options

At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we offer a wonderful surrogacy and gestational carrier program. Through this program, we are able to provide hopeful parents the opportunity to conceive and deliver their baby through a carrier. All of our surrogates are thoroughly screened and tested for health issues before joining our program, and are then matched with the intended parents based on likeminded needs and goals. Through this program, we offer:

  • The ability for parents to choose from a selection of pre-screened surrogates
  • Support for surrogates through every stage of pregnancy
  • Support for LGBTQ+ couples searching for surrogates
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Cutting-edge treatment methods

For more information on exploring surrogacy in Florida, Palm Beach Fertility Center is here to assist you. Contact us today at 888.819.5177 to consult with a fertility specialist and discover what options may be best for you in your family building journey.