When a women is able to produce quality eggs, but cannot conceive and carry a pregnancy to full term – Gestational Surrogacy is recommended by Dr. Laurence Jacobs. This is where the invaluable role of a surrogate mother comes into play. Through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the intended mother’s eggs are retrieved and fertilized with the intended father’s sperm in vitro (in a lab). A quality embryo is then transferred to the surrogate mother’s uterus for her to carry a pregnancy to full term.
Become a Surrogate Mother
Similar to the process involved in IVF Using Donor Eggs, the intended parents and potential gestational surrogate are thoroughly screened medically and psychologically.
- In-depth review of medical records
- In-depth psychological evaluation
- Physical and medical testing
Both parties must meet and confer with independent counsel to finalize a mutually agreeable written gestational surrogacy contract. Unlike IVF Using Donor Eggs, the intended parents and gestational carrier must have a relationship and remain in contact throughout the pregnancy until transfer of the child after birth.
Dr. Laurence Jacobs recommends Lotus Blossom Consulting as a trusted gestational surrogacy agency to facilitate your success in becoming a surrogate mother.
Life Giving Role of a Surrogate Mother
As a surrogate mother, you will have the opportunity to give the gift of life to a childless couple. A gestational surrogate mother helps couples facing many fertility challenges.
- Women who have undergone a hysterectomy
- Women suffering severe complications with pregnancy
- Women with medical conditions preventing pregnancy
- Women suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss
- Same sex couples
Varying Methods of Gestational Surrogacy
Celebrated gifts of life have exchanged at hospitals all over the nation through gestational surrogacy. A gestational surrogacy pregnancy may be achieved using:
- Intended mother’s eggs
- Donor eggs
- Intended father’s sperm
- Donor sperm
Gestational Surrogacy in Illinois
Gestational surrogacy is permitted by law in the state of Illinois for same sex couples. The biological parent can circumvent the adoption process by applying to the court for a pre-birth order that is filed with the county’s vital records after complying with all statutory requirements. The non-biological parent must apply to the court for a second parent adoption order.
Celebrated IVF Using Gestational Surrogacy Doctor in Illinois
Discover more about how you can participate in the wonderful gift of life through the IVF gestational surrogacy process. Please click the icon below to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs – or – call 888.325.7389.