Surrogacy is a process in which a woman carries a pregnancy for a couple or an individual who is unable to conceive or carry a child on their own. There are two types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy, in which the surrogate’s egg is fertilized by the intended father’s sperm or a donor’s sperm, and gestational surrogacy, in which the surrogate carries an embryo created by the intended parent(s) or by donor egg and sperm.
Surrogacy can be a complex process, involving legal contracts, medical procedures, and emotional considerations. The laws around surrogacy vary by country and even within different states or provinces, making it important to carefully research and understand the legal requirements and regulations for surrogacy in your area.
While surrogacy can offer a path to parenthood for those struggling to conceive, it can also be expensive and emotionally challenging. It is important for intended parents to work with reputable surrogacy agencies and professionals, and to have a strong support system as they navigate the process.