Surrogacy is a great option to explore for couples and individuals who have struggled with infertility or who can’t carry on their own. Surrogacy is becoming more popular each day. However, there are still many misconceptions and myths about what Surrogacy really is. At Creative Conception, we're dedicated to educating you and breaking down the facts by debunking the following five surrogate myths.
Top 4 Myth Common Myths about Surrogacy
Myth 1: Surrogates are only in it for the money
Fact: Carrying and delivering a child for someone who has struggled with infertility or who can’t carry on their own is nothing less than a noble act. It's a huge decision, responsibility, and commitment for anyone who wants to become a surrogate. Surrogates deal with all the physical and phycological demands of being pregnant, and therefore there are always risks involved in carrying a baby. Yes, surrogacy compensation can help these women achieve their financial goals, but most often, their true motivation goes much deeper. These are compassionate women who have the deep desire to help people achieve their dreams of becoming parents and/or completing their family; in return, they feel rewarded and fulfilled for giving this life-changing gift.
Myth 2: A Surrogate can change her mind and keep the child after birth
Fact: In gestational surrogacy, the Surrogate has no biological connection to the child she carries. From a legal perspective, when a Surrogate signs the surrogacy legal agreement, she is essentially signing away her right to keep the baby. Intended Parents will be on the Birth Order, either pre-birth or post-birth, depending on the state the baby was delivered in. In addition to the legal reasons, Surrogates are generally women who enjoy being pregnant and giving birth but don't want any more children. At Creative Conception, Inc, we screen all Surrogates in the early stages of the process and they go through a psychological assessment to ensure they are emotionally prepared for the journey.
Myth 3 - Any woman can become a Surrogate
Fact: There is only a small percentage of women who qualify to be a Surrogate. There are certain requirements to be a Surrogate. For example, age, pregnancy history, mental health, motivation, and BMI are some of the criteria that must be met, especially when working with a reputable agency. At Creative Conception, Inc, we are proud to have an extensive screening process which is crucial for a successful surrogacy journey.
Myth 4: Surrogates are genetically related to the baby
Fact: This myth is not entirely true. It depends on the surrogate method used. There are two different types of Surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. Traditional surrogacy, which is very rare these days and illegal in many states, combines the Intended Father's sperm and the Surrogate's eggs, resulting in a baby genetically related to the Surrogate. Most commonly, people pursue gestational surrogacy. With gestational surrogacy, the egg used for fertilization comes from either an egg donor or the intended mother, which means there is no genetic relation between the Surrogate and the baby.
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Surrogacy is an amazing gift you can give to others. By carrying a child for those who wouldn’t otherwise have children, you will be making dreams of parenthood come true and giving a child life. You also will be blessed by the process. If you have questions, our Surrogate agency is here to help. Contact us at any time to learn more and/or ask questions.
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