Gestational surrogacy helps those who are unable to have children become parents. It’s a process that requires medical and legal expertise, as well as a strong support process throughout the journey.
Through IVF, embryos are created in a lab at a fertility clinic. Sometimes the intended parents use their own genetic material. Sometimes, an egg donor is required. At the fertility clinic, 1-2 embryos are implanted into a gestational carrier, who carries the baby(ies) to term.
Gestational carriers have no genetic relationship to the children they deliver.
Surrogacy allows couples and individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ages and sexual orientations to build their families.
Intended parents who use surrogacy include:
• Heterosexual couples who have struggled with infertility
• Intended mothers who are unable to carry a child
• Intended parents who have a genetic defect or health condition they don’t want to pass onto the child
• Same sex intended parents who want to have a genetic link to their baby
Each surrogacy journey is unique.
Becoming a parent through surrogacy is an emotional and success path to parenthood. Intended parents put their trust into not only their gestational carrier, but their surrogacy clinic as well. It is journey filled with happines, and the day your baby is born is hard to put into words.
Working with VITA NOVA provides partnership and expertise that parents would not have on their own.
To be able to give someone the gift of parenthood is empowering. Women who apply to become surrogates are ready to be “all-in” emotionally, mentally and physically for their intended parents.