As surrogacy grows in acceptance throughout the U.S. and around the globe, more and more individuals and families are beginning to recognize that there isn’t just one “right” way to bring a child into the world. Regardless of the reasons and circumstances for turning to surrogacy, the relationship between the intended parents and the gestational carrier can be complex but it can also be beautiful and rich.
When people decide to expand their families through surrogacy, most of them have one main goal in mind, of course: having a baby. But the reality is that deciding to use a gestational carrier to bear a child can be life-changing and lead to long-lasting relationships. Surrogacy can also help give women who are struggling with infertility peace of mind and restore confidence that may have taken a beating over years of not being able to get, or stay, pregnant.
One New York mother recently shared her story in Vogue, writing about the benefits she and her husband experienced when they used a gestational carrier in Kansas to bear their second child. After living with the rollercoaster of becoming pregnant more than once only to suffer miscarriages, she and her husband turned to in vitro fertilization (IVF). When the process resulted in a viable embryo, they recognized that surrogacy would improve their chances of bringing the child to term.
The gestational carrier and the intended mother came from different parts of the country and had different cultural backgrounds. Yet the two women, their husbands, and their children formed relationships and bonds they didn’t expect.
There are many ways to create a family. If you decide to use surrogacy, The Surrogacy Law Center can help you protect your legal rights throughout the process. To learn more, contact us today!