August 16, 2021

Gestational Carriers and Embryo Adoption

The online discourse around gestational carriers and surrogacy for pregnancy often sparks interest, but it's crucial to distinguish between helpful connections and accurate information on social media. Let's debunk some common myths surrounding surrogacy, gestational carriers, and embryo adoption:

MYTH: A “gestational carrier” is the same as a “surrogate.”

The terms differ significantly. A "surrogate" is biologically related to the baby she carries, while a "gestational carrier" has no genetic link to the baby. In embryo adoption, a gestational carrier may be utilized when the adopting mother is not carrying the child.

MYTH: You can save fees by using the DIY method to find a gestational carrier.

The costs associated with gestational carriers can be high, and attempting a do-it-yourself approach may not be the wisest financial decision. Professional assistance is often crucial to ensure a smooth and legally sound process.

MYTH: I need to adopt embryos before the gestational carrier agreement is drafted by an attorney.

It's essential to finalize the details of the gestational carrier agreement before initiating an embryo adoption match. A skilled local family law attorney should be involved, addressing crucial aspects such as travel arrangements, the number of transfers, and the carrier's pregnancy screening.

MYTH: "My friend in another state knows about gestational carriers and how to navigate the process, so I will follow her path!"

Laws regarding surrogacy and gestational carriers vary significantly from state to state. It's essential to be cautious and seek guidance tailored to the specific legal landscape of your state.

If you are considering embryo adoption using a gestational carrier, there's encouragement to be found. Families have successfully navigated this path in the past, but it's vital to be aware of important considerations and plan accordingly. For more information, visit

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