The creation of families through surrogacy is an important service offered by The Fertility Center of Las Vegas.
By using a gestational carrier, we are able to provide individuals or couples the opportunity to achieve parenthood using their own sperm and/or eggs.
What is surrogacy? A gestational carrier (GC) or surrogate is a healthy woman who agrees to carry a baby through a pregnancy for an individual or couple. The GC only provides a host uterus for the baby and does not contribute any genetic material (eggs). The embryo is created using an egg from a female, which can be one of the intended parents or an egg donor. The egg is then fertilized by sperm from a male partner, both male partners or a sperm donor. In vitro fertilization using a surrogate can be performed for a variety of individuals, including single females, lesbian couples, gay couples, and heterosexual couples. Your gestational carrier may be a family member, a friend, or a compensated or non-compensated volunteer. Read on to find out the gestational surrogate process.
Sometimes, a woman cannot physically carry a pregnancy due to uterine cancer, a uterus damaged by infection, congenital uterine abnormalities, or another health issue preventing the mother from carrying a baby. In these cases, she may choose to have another woman carry the pregnancy and deliver the baby for her. The gestational surrogate must have a healthy uterus and must pass mandatory medical and psychological screening.
The intended mother and the gestational carrier can undergo a synchronized cycle, exactly like an egg donor IVF cycle, so that the mother’s embryos are ready to transfer when the carrier’s uterus is ready to receive them.
A gestational carrier is an excellent option for single men and gay families looking to create their families. At The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, we can assist you with every aspect of the process from finding your surrogate through an agency, finding the appropriate legal guidance for your home state or your home country, use of donor egg and/or donor sperm, the IVF treatment process and patient screenings through the first trimester of pregnancy. Our team of surrogacy experts will walk you through each step of the process so that you can focus on your new family.
You can read one couple’s story about how IVF with egg donation and gestational surrogacy helped them bring home a healthy baby boy.
At The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, we understand that patients’ circumstances are unique and require varying levels of oversight and sensitivity. Our network of third-party reproduction experts is available to work with you to make sure that you are well aware of your country’s specific laws and regulations regarding international surrogacy and parental orders, and we will connect you with a Family Law attorney in the US and also in your home country.
Resources for Finding or Becoming a Gestational Surrogate
Many individuals and couples struggle with infertility. We have resources for women interested in becoming a surrogate to help these people start a family. Surrogate mothers help create life and give a priceless gift to intended parents. See if you qualify to become a surrogate today.
Or, if you are interested in finding a surrogate, schedule a consultation today. We have resources and assistance for you throughout the surrogacy process. Our success rates of fertility treatments prove that you should trust us to help you start your family.