What Is A Surrogate?

If you are a prospective parent or plan to become a surrogate you likely have questions such as, What is a surrogate? Learn exactly what a surrogate is and why 3 Sisters Surrogacy is often the choice for prospective parents looking to add to their family via surrogacy and for women considering surrogacy.

What Is A Surrogate?

There are two types of surrogate mothers. The first is the traditional surrogate. The traditional surrogate, explains WebMD, occurs when the woman receives artificial insemination of the father’s sperm and then carries the baby to delivery as its biological mother.  Upon delivery of the child, the biological father and partner raise the child as their own.

Gestational surrogacy occurs when eggs from the biological mother and sperm from the biological father are fertilized by in vitro fertilization (IVF) and the surrogate receives the embryo, carrying it to full term. The gestational surrogate has no biological ties to the baby because her egg did not fertilize the father’s sperm. While the surrogate is the “Birth mother,” she is not genetically related to the baby. The biological mother remains the woman whose egg fertilized the sperm.

Texas Family Law supports this type of surrogacy, making Texas a “Surrogacy-friendly state.” Texas Family Code does not legally protect traditional surrogacy, making gestational surrogacy the ideal method of surrogacy and the type provided by 3 Sisters Surrogacy.

Choosing The Best Surrogate

You and your partner are sure to wonder other details when asking, “What is a surrogate?” You need to know information such as the process for choosing the best surrogate.

There are many important factors related to adding a prospective surrogate into a database as well as crucial decisions made by prospective parents regarding the surrogate. Prospective parents do not have to worry about qualifications of the surrogate when choosing the licensed professionals at 3 Sisters Surrogacy.

This is because the agency selects only the most exceptionally qualified surrogates, utilizing specific criteria such as the surrogate being between 21 and 39 years old and in excellent health, has previously delivered a living child at term, lives in a gestational surrogacy friendly state, successfully undergoes a psychological exam, criminal background check and meets other stringent criteria.

It is only after meeting all criteria that a potential surrogate enters the database. Parents then have the opportunity to access the database after completing the parent registration process. 

Why Choose 3 Sisters Surrogacy?

The knowledgeable, trustworthy team of licensed professionals at 3 Sisters Surrogacy maintain the highest standards of accountability, offer outstanding surrogacy services, maintains numerous professional memberships and features more than 40 years combined experience in assisted reproduction. Guiding parents and surrogates throughout the process, you never have to wonder, “What is a surrogate?” 

Arrange your free consultation with 3 Sisters Surrogacy today.




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