Gestational Surrogacy (In-Vitro Fertilization Surrogacy)
In the gestational surrogacy program, the intended parents create embryos via the In-Vitro Fertilization process. The intended father's sperm and the intended mother's eggs are utilized to create these embryos. These embryos are implanted into the uterus of the surrogate mother. The surrogate mother, who is not genetically related to the child in any way, carries the child on behalf of the intended parents. The intended parents, with the assistance of an attorney, petitions the court to issue the birth certificate reflecting the intended parents as the child's legal parents.
Gestational Surrogacy using an Egg Donor
This program is identical to the gestational surrogacy program. However, an egg donor donates the eggs used in the In-Vitro Fertilization process.
Traditional Surrogacy (Artificial Insemination Surrogacy)
The surrogate mother is inseminated in the physician's office with the sperm of the intended father. This child is biologically linked to the intended father and the surrogate mother. The client family completes a step-parent adoption process and the intended mother becomes the legal mother of the baby.