Have any of you guy's ever checked into surrogacy? I'm just starting out and will hopefully get to be a GS. That's where the child will be the parent own bio child.They just can't carry the baby because of health reasons?
I have been talking with a couple who I might work with. They seem really nice and I'm starting to get really excited about doing this for them.
I also think adoption is a wonderful way to start a family. There have been many people in my family that has also adopted. Sometime's I even forget about them being adopted because they are our family and loved just the same as all the other little ones running around. I couldn't picture it any other way
I've read your post cyberbug and thought it's amazing that you can be the child's bio child and find someone to carry it for you if there are problems. I'd never thought of that. I assumed that the egg would be a donor egg...and that clearly doesn't need to be the case. How has the couple you were talking to worked out?
I've read your post cyberbug and thought it's amazing that you can be the child's bio mum and find someone to carry it for you if there are problems. I'd never thought of that. I assumed that the egg would be a donor egg...and that clearly doesn't need to be the case. How has the couple you were talking to worked out?
Surrogacy is something I would seriously consider, I think the hesitation would be the whole trust issue with the carrier, you know whether they would keep you involved, take care of the baby whilst carrying and would they give your baby to you at the end? SO many questions!! I have a really close friend who is about to give birth to her 1st child and has offered to be a surrogate for us, I just can't quite get my head round it yet.
Who should we contact if my IVF doesn't work out and we decide to try this? Any websites you would recommend?
The first person to talk to is the doctor at your clinic. If you're seriously considering it, then the next step would be to get a counsellor and talk through the issues. If you still want to go through with it after doing that, then it'll be time to start the ball rolling.
Hope that's helpful to you. If you stick on here, the girls on these boards will give you a ton of support to help you through.
I have always wanted to be a surrogate, I have been lucky enough to have 2 children of my own and think it is the best thing in the world to be able to give someone else a child.
After a course of hormones, and 2 embryo's implanted i have had a positive result and my surrogate baby (s) is due in November.
Its a strange feeling knowing i am pregnant with a baby that is neither mine of my husbands, but knowing my intended parents are going to have their baby for christmas is a great feeling.
My 6 week scan is on the 30th. then i will find out if its one or twins !!
If anyone has got any questions, ask away..
Love Maria. xx
I just wanted to say that I think what you are doing is a brilliant thing and I commend you for it! I have a natural son and know what it feels like when you are pregnant and bond with your child, but to carry someone elses is a true miracle working!
I suppose the thoughts that will go through your head when you feel the kicks is that this life you are creating is to give a couple the best gift ever, ever,ever!
I hope your pregnancy is a happy and healthy one - you deserve it!
I wanted to send a quick note to say that it takes a special kind of person to become a Gestational Surrogate. My son was born last January via a gestational surrogate (family member). I was unable to carry him, but went through a painful round of IVF with egg extraction via the stomach.
When my son was nine months... we finally got the birth certicate in our name as the birth parents... we did not adopt him... the Canadian government actually semi caught up to the technology.
Good luck and if you want any questions, please do not hestiate to ask...
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