The Top 3 Reasons Intended Parents Choose Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy
When you’re getting started on your own gestational surrogacy journey, you can sometimes forget that there are other factors to it; specifically, your match. Yes, yes, we all know that they’re an extremely important part of the journey, but it’s sometimes difficult as a gestational surrogate or egg donor to see the journey from your match’s point of view. You may have discussed what brought each of you to one another on this one of a kind adventure. While it’s always important to know where your teammate during this time is coming from, it’s also very important that you are aware of what else may have brought other intended parents to this unique time in their lives.
We here at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno have your back! We have compiled a list of big reasons why intended parents turn to egg donation and surrogacy so you don’t have to look it up yourself!
Sadly, many people who seek out egg donors or gestational surrogacy do so because they are unable to have children on their own. In fact, the majority of intended parents who seek gestational surrogacy have had trouble conceiving. For some intended mothers, they’re unable to safely carry a pregnancy to term. Perhaps they’ve suffered multiple miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies. For other intended parents, they’re unable to conceive at all.
It’s a heartbreaking experience for any intended parent, whether they’re a single parent or a couple. If these parents could carry out their own pregnancies, 9 times out of 10, they have no doubt that they would. Unfortunately, infertility is more common than you might think. According to the CDC, about 12% of women aged 15-44 have difficulty either getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy fully to term in the United States.
Same Sex Parenting
Many intended parents seek out egg donation and gestational surrogacy because they’re part of a same sex couple, marriage, or partnership. They aren’t able to conceive a child of their own in the traditional way. Egg donation or gestational surrogacy is the only way that these intended parents are able to raise their own biological child.
Traditionally, gestational surrogacy is done by retrieving the sperm and eggs of the intended parents. However, as we well know, same sex couples aren’t the only ones who rely on gestational surrogacies to build their families. Members of the LGBT community who are single do as well. That said, egg and sperm donors, respectively, are there to help complete the genetic puzzle at the early stages of the journey. These donors can be somebody who you already know, someone you meet later on or someone they never meet at all.
Of course, not all intended parents are a part of a couple. For some intended parents, their schedule is too full, their job is too demanding or life in general is so hectic that they don’t have the opportunity to become pregnant or find a partner or spouse themselves. The longing to raise a child of their own, though, does not lessen at all. After all, whoever is willing and able to be a loving and supportive parent to a child should have a chance to, shouldn’t they? For these individuals, in order for them to live the dream of raising their biological child they must turn to gestational surrogacy or egg donation.
Egg Donors and Gestational Surrogates
If you’re on the fence about whether or not you would like to become a gestational surrogate or an egg donor, we hope that seeing this list of reasons intended parents look to egg donation and surrogacy has helped. Being able to walk in your match’s shoes not only helps understand where they’re coming from, but also helps them know that you’re willing to see their point of view. Everyone’s journey is different. Perhaps you aren’t close enough with your match just yet to discuss what has brought each of you to this particular chapter in your lives. It can be an uncomfortable thing for someone to show that level of vulnerability, especially when you’re still getting to know one another. That’s okay! Take your time.
Were there any reasons that you weren’t expecting to see on this list? Let us know in the comments! If you’re ready to get started on your gestational surrogacy journey, or ready to become an egg donor, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. We’re always ready to help you in any way we can. We’re available via social media, email, by phone, and by our instant messaging system on our website. Whatever your comfort level, we’re here for you!
Be safe and be well, friends!
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