Gestational and Traditional Surrogacy

Some women cannot become pregnant because they don’t have a uterus or have an abnormal one. Other women have medical conditions that do not permit them to become pregnant because it would endanger their health or even their lives. Through a surrogate, these women can become mothers.

We understand that making the first call is often the most difficult step, which is why we will try to make this as easy as possible for you. When you call us at RFC for the first time, you will speak with a new patient coordinator, who will answer questions, provide information, and help make scheduling your consultation as stress free as possible.

Types of surrogate assistance:

  • Traditional Surrogacy (Artificial Insemination Surrogacy)

    The surrogate mother is inseminated with the sperm of the husband. The child is biologically linked to the husband and the surrogate mother. After adoption, the wife becomes the legal mother of the baby.

  • Gestational Surrogacy (In Vitro Fertilization Surrogacy)

    The surrogate mother carries the pregnancy conceived through IVF using the husband’s sperm and the wife’s eggs. The surrogate mother is not genetically related to the child in any way. With the assistance of an attorney the family petitions the court to issue the birth certificate reflecting the couple as the legal parents.

  • Gestational Surrogacy using an Egg Donor

    This program is identical to gestational surrogacy, however another woman donates the eggs used for In Vitro Fertilization.

Legal Resources

Because the laws regarding children of surrogacy and egg donation are complicated, we offer referrals to legal resources and attorneys who specialize in the legal and contractual issues involved with surrogacy and egg donation.

Having a baby through donor or surrogate assistance can be a wonderful family building option. However, the couple should address and openly communicate their desires, goals, objectives, and fears as clearly as possible. Education about your choices and honest communication by all parties is essential to make prudent, well-thought decisions.

  • Patient is either in menopause or early menopause and is unable to produce her own eggs.
  • Patient with absent ovaries.
  • Patient at risk of passing on a genetic disease which may not be prevented through preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
  • Patient who has had multiple prior in vitro fertilization failures.
  • Same gender couples who wish to become parents.

A surrogate mom may be anonymous or known to the patient requiring this procedure. Anonymous surrogate mom are typically women younger than age 30, whose identity will remain undisclosed to the prospective parents. Known surrogates are either a family members or friends of the prospective parents, or simply recruited surrogate that will be introduced to the prospective parents. Reproductive Fertility Center currently uses both anonymous and known surrogates.