Surrogacy is a complex and emotional journey that brings together different parties to create a family. Among these parties, the intended parents play a central role.
For various reasons, they are individuals or couples who cannot conceive and carry a child themselves. In partnership with agencies like Global D&S Agency, they seek the help of surrogate mothers to fulfill their dream of parenthood.
In this article, we’ll explore the concept of intended parents in surrogacy, their motivations, and their crucial role in this deeply personal and transformative process.
The Role of Intended Parents
Individuals and Couples Seeking Parenthood: The primary role of intended parents is to pursue their dream of becoming parents. Many intended parents have faced fertility challenges, medical conditions, or other circumstances that have made it difficult or impossible to conceive and carry a child. Surrogacy provides them with an alternative path to parenthood.
Motivation and Emotional Investment
Intended parents embark on the surrogacy journey with a deep emotional investment. Their motivation to have a child is a driving force that compels them to explore surrogacy. This motivation often stems from a strong desire to experience the joys of parenthood and build a family.
Selection of Surrogate
Intended parents, with the guidance of agencies like Global D&S, play an active role in selecting a surrogate mother. They may have specific criteria and preferences for their surrogate, such as age, health, and compatibility. The agency assists in matching intended parents with surrogates who meet their criteria.
Legal and Financial Responsibilities
Intended parents are typically responsible for the legal and financial aspects of the surrogacy arrangement. This includes covering medical expenses, compensating the surrogate for her time and effort, and addressing legal matters such as parental rights and responsibilities.
Throughout the surrogacy journey, intended parents provide emotional support to their surrogates. They understand their surrogate’s physical and emotional challenges during pregnancy and childbirth and offer empathy and encouragement.
Motivations of Intended Parents
Many intended parents turn to surrogacy due to infertility issues. Medical conditions, genetic factors, or complications from previous pregnancies can cause this. Surrogacy offers them hope for biological parenthood.
Same-sex couples, both male and female, often choose surrogacy as a means to have biological children. This typically involves using a gestational surrogate and donor eggs for male same-sex couples. In contrast, female couples may opt for reciprocal IVF.
Some individuals or couples may have medical conditions that make pregnancy unsafe for them or the child. In such cases, surrogacy ensures a safe and healthy environment for the baby.
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Couples who have experienced multiple miscarriages or stillbirths may turn to surrogacy to reduce the risks associated with carrying a pregnancy to term.
Single individuals who wish to become parents may choose surrogacy to achieve their dream of having a child. They may use their genetic material or opt for egg or sperm donation.
The Surrogacy Journey
The surrogacy path is a collaborative effort involving the intended parents, the surrogate, and the surrogacy agency. It typically involves several key steps:
The agency matches intended parents with suitable surrogates based on their preferences and compatibility.
Legal contracts are drawn up to outline the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved, including parental rights and compensation agreements.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) often creates embryos using the intended parent’s genetic material. These embryos are then implanted into the surrogate’s uterus.
Pregnancy and Support
The surrogate carries the pregnancy to term, receiving regular medical care and emotional support from the intended parents and the agency.
Childbirth and Parental Rights
After the baby is born, legal procedures ensure parental rights are transferred to the intended parents, who welcome their child into their family.
Choosing Parenthood with GDSA: Your Journey Begins Here
Welcome to Global Donor & Surrogacy Agency (GDSA), where your dream of becoming a parent-to-be is our top priority. We understand that the path to parenthood can be both exciting and challenging, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.
Why Choose GDSA?
At GDSA, we’re committed to providing unwavering support to our clients, offering a straightforward, stress-free, and joyful experience. Here’s why you should consider embarking on your parenthood journey with us:
24/7 Support: We are dedicated to being there for you around the clock, ensuring you have access to the guidance and assistance you need whenever you need it.
Simplicity and Enjoyment
Our goal is to make your journey as simple and enjoyable as possible. We believe the path to parenthood should be filled with happiness and excitement.
Exploring Your Options
GDSA offers various services to help you achieve your dreams of parenthood. Whether you’re considering becoming an egg donor, exploring surrogacy, or becoming an intended parent, we have the expertise and support you need. Here’s a brief overview of our services:
If you want to become an egg donor, complete our online registration form. Once we receive your application, we’ll arrange a virtual or face-to-face meeting to discuss the next steps.
Our team is here to guide those considering surrogacy through the entire process. We take pride in presenting only qualified surrogates and egg donors who match your specific criteria, ensuring the highest chances of success.
If you’re an intended parent, we offer a comprehensive process to support you on your journey to parenthood. Our team of medical professionals, along with trusted legal, psychology, and financial partners, ensures that you receive top-notch care and assistance every step of the way.
Our Commitment to You
We understand the importance of providing peace of mind throughout your journey. That’s why we offer a guarantee: if a surrogate or egg donor candidate is unable to proceed due to medical reasons, we will re-match you or refund your deposit.
Who Benefits from Surrogates & Egg Donors?
Couples and individuals turn to surrogacy and egg donation for various reasons, including:
- Medical conditions that prevent pregnancy.
- Previous hysterectomy procedures.
- Health conditions that make pregnancy risky.
- Unsuccessful attempts with other assisted reproduction techniques.
- Enabling parenthood for those who may not be able to adopt.
- LGBT couples seeking alternative paths to parenthood.
Rest assured, surrogacy is protected by US law in most states. We partner with elite legal teams to ensure the smooth creation of contracts and the issuance of birth certificates for your precious newborn.
Your journey to parenthood is a remarkable and life-changing adventure, and we’re honored to be part of it. Let’s begin this extraordinary journey together. Reach out to us at GDSA, and let’s make your dream of parenthood a reality. Your future family is just a step away.
Intended parents are at the heart of the surrogacy journey, driven by a deep desire to become parents and create a loving family. They work closely with surrogates and agencies like Global D&S Agency to navigate the complex surrogacy process, from matching with a surrogate to bringing their child into the world.
While surrogacy presents its challenges and emotions, the dedication and love of intended parents play a crucial role in making this dream a reality. Through surrogacy, they find a path to parenthood that offers hope, joy, and the chance to experience the profound bond between parent and child.
If you need help to your journey, book an appointment with us and see how we can help you.