Gestational Surrogacy and Traditional Surrogacy: What’s the Difference?

The main reality that sets gestational surrogacy apart from traditional surrogacy is whether or not the surrogate has a genetic connection to the baby. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate provides her own egg, which makes her the biological mother. In these cases, the surrogate is very often a relative or an extremely close friend. When it comes to gestational surrogacy, however, there are no genetic ties between the surrogate and the child. The embryo is formed through the process known as in vitro fertilization (IVF) using the egg of either the intended mother or an egg donor, and with sperm from the intended father or a sperm donor. At present, gestational surrogacy is most commonly used as there are fewer emotional and legal complications involved in the process by avoiding a genetic link between the surrogate and child. At Global Surrogacy Services Inc., we exclusively handle gestational surrogacies.