Surrogacy is a form of assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in which a woman carries a child in her uterus on behalf of another person or couple. There are two main types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy.
ORM’s Gestational Surrogacy Success Rates
NOTE: A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful due to patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches, and en- trance criteria that may vary from clinic to clinic.
Two Types of Surrogacy
Traditional surrogacy refers to when a carrier woman is inseminated, naturally or artificially by IUI, with the sperm of a man who is not her partner in order to conceive and carry a child to be reared by the biologic (genetic) father and his partner. The surrogate is genetically related to the child. Usually, the biologic father and his partner must adopt the child after birth.
Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman is inseminated with the sperm of a man who is not her partner in order to conceive and carry a child to be reared by the biologic (genetic) father and their partner. The surrogate is genetically related to the child. The biologic father and his partner usually must adopt the child after its birth.
Once a gestational carrier has been identified and the screening process has been a success, a cycle is started. The carrier’s cycle is evaluated and synchronized with the menstrual cycle of the intended parents, by manipulating the carrier’s hormonal levels.
Once the intended parent’s eggs (or the donor eggs) have been retrieved and successfully fertilized with sperm in the laboratory via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), they are allowed to grow for several days. The embryos are then transferred into the gestational carrier’s uterus.