Surrogacy Jargon #1: Gestational Surrogacy vs Traditional Surrogacy
Gestational Surrogacy is the means of becoming pregnant by transferring an embryo to the uterus of the Gestational Surrogate. The embryo is created using the genetic material of the intended parents or donors. The Gestational Surrogate has no genetic link to the baby.
Universal Surrogacy Services only works with Gestational Surrogates.
Participating as a Gestational Surrogate gives so much joy to a deserving individual or couple that has not been successful in conceiving on their own. Gestational Surrogacy also provides financial support and gain to the Gestational Surrogate and her family that may help with building your savings account, paying off student loans, college funds for your kiddos, etc. This is just some of the ways other Gestational Surrogates have financially benefited from their gestational surrogacy journey.
In addition to the joy a Gestational Surrogates brings to a family and the financial benefit to her, Gestational Surrogates typically develop a strong and ever-lasting relationship with their intended parents.
Traditional Surrogacy, on the other hand, is the means of becoming pregnant using the surrogate’s genetic material. Therefore, the Surrogate is the biological mother of the child she carries. Universal Surrogacy services does not participate in traditional surrogacy arrangements due to the lack of legal protection to the parties.
Universal Surrogacy Services only works with Gestational Surrogates that meet the following basic requirements:
- has given birth to at least one child
- her previous pregnancies & deliveries did not involve major complications
- is between the ages of 21-40
- she can provide pregnancy and labor & delivery medical records
- she is in overall good health
- she is a non-smoker & no illegal drug use
- she is responsible & committed