For many adults, starting a family is a natural progression in life.  However, there are many people who long for a child, but for one reason or another, are unable to conceive.  Thankfully, there is a solution in surrogacy.  Although surrogacy may not be for everyone, there are a multitude of reasons why someone may choose surrogacy to build their family.  We list below some of the more common reasons people choose surrogacy to build their family.

Medical Reasons

There are many medical reasons that an individual or couple are unable to achieve pregnancy, including:

  • Having had a hysterectomy
  • Fibroids in the uterus, severe endometriosis or other uterine issues
  • Medications have left them sterile or could adversely affect a fetus

Unexplained Infertility

Many individuals or couples seeking surrogacy have been through incredible loss.  Often times, they have been unable to get pregnant using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or have suffered miscarriages.  This may leave them feeling hopeless.  Surrogacy is an option in which they can grow their family and still have a biological connection. They may have frozen embryos remaining and want to give them the best chance to successfully implant.

Same-sex couples

Same-sex intended parents have a need for a surrogate to build their family.  Same-sex couples  (especially male) finally have the option to have a biological connection to their children.

Genetic connection

Surrogacy creates a way for parents to have a genetic connection to their child, which is important to some parents.  The connection can be from an embryo created by the intended parents, the intended mother’s egg or the intended father’s sperm.  Family Choice Surrogacy only serves gestational surrogacy.  Gestational surrogacy means that the woman carrying the child has no biological connection to the baby.  The baby is created from the intended parent’s egg and sperm or even through a donor egg or sperm.

There are also many other personal reasons not listed here that someone may choose surrogacy.  Surrogacy is a life-changing journey that can be a solution for building your family.  It is important that potential gestational carriers and intended parents understand the process and all aspects before embarking.  Contact Family Choice to learn more about our gestational carrier program or to schedule a consultation, call 317.296.3999.