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Gestational surrogacy is an increasingly popular alternative to fulfilling the dream of parenthood for those women who, for various medical or personal reasons, cannot or choose not to carry their own pregnancy. It allows a woman to have her own genetic children through the help of a gestational carrier, wherein, a couple’s IVF embryo is implanted into a surrogate mother (a woman who carries a pregnancy for the genetic parents). There are many legal, financial and emotional considerations associated with gestational surrogacy. Brown Fertility Associates understands these unique concerns and offers all-inclusive, experienced and compassionate care to guide you through every step of the way. We have a legal package readily available that will ensure a smooth and efficient process. With our expertise, international patients can return home with their baby as quickly as two weeks after delivery. We are wholeheartedly committed to Simplifying the Process to Parenthood.
Located in an international travel destination ( Florida, USA), Brown Fertility Associates accommodates patients near and far, including such locales as Europe ( France, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, etc.), South America and Canada. Brown Fertility Associates, with offices in Orlando, St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida, is located near the exclusive vacation hotspot, Ponte Vedra Beach – home of the prestigious TPC Golf Championship at Sawgrass golf course. Our Orlando location is only minutes away from Disney World and many other theme parks. Call today at 1-800-750-8823 to make an appointment at one of our prime locations and take your first step toward parenthood through gestational surrogacy.
Common Questions about Gestational Surrogacy
What is the difference between traditional and gestational surrogacy?
With traditional surrogacy, artificial insemination is used to unite the surrogate’s eggs with the intended father’s sperm. Therefore, a genetic link is established between the surrogate mother and the unborn child. Gestational surrogacy relies on in vitro fertilization (IVF) to impregnate the surrogate with an embryo that is formed from the intended mother‘s egg and father’s sperm and has no biological link to the surrogate.
How does gestational surrogacy work?
Using either a woman’s own or donated eggs, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is performed to fertilize the eggs with sperm from the partner or a donated source. The embryo is then transferred to the uterus of the gestational carrier (surrogate) to carry the pregnancy to term. Once the baby is delivered, there are no other biological, financial or legal ties to the surrogate.
How do I find the right gestational carrier?
Brown Fertility Associates offers a source of local gestational surrogates who are healthy, responsible and professional surrogate carriers for your baby, and who each undergo extensive physical and psychological testing to ensure eligibility. You are also welcome to provide your own carrier if you so choose.
What can I expect if I am an international patient?
Brown Fertility Associates welcomes patients from around the globe and is happy to help you simplify the gestational surrogacy process. In an effort to minimize travel, Dr. Brown will conveniently conduct your initial consultation by telephone. Since gestational surrogacy involves in vitro fertilization (IVF), you will need to visit one of our offices at least two times – once for a physical examination after your initial phone consult, and the second time to retrieve your eggs and collect your partner’s sperm to create the embryo(s) that will be implanted into the uterus of the carrier. Brown Fertility Associates offers a source of local gestational carriers who are available for immediate assistance or you may provide your own carrier. Regional and local legal services are also available to simplify the process even further and ensure your needs are comprehensively met in one location.