Couples not able to give birth to a baby often choose surrogacy. While the adoption, on the other hand, permits you to become a parent to a child without any blood relation to you and your spouse.
Surrogacy in general involves teaming of your egg and sperm via IVF to create an embryo which becomes a child in 9 months who is genetically yours but the entire pregnancy is carried by another woman.
Sometimes gestational surrogacy may not be an option for some due to monetary reasons, they can go for traditional surrogacy in which the surrogate is inseminated with the proposed father’s semen.
Once the baby is born, the surrogate relinquishes the rights to the new-born to the parents.
It is up to you to choose your level of involvement with the surrogate mother. A fee is paid to the surrogate mother for carrying the child along with maternity expenses and other monthly charges.
You can find a surrogate through a reputed agency that matches your surrogate requirements.
If you want to go for surrogacy, then here are some points of surrogacy to keep in mind:
- If you are unable to conceive, then surrogacy creates a chance for parents to have a child who is genetically theirs. The genetic connection is because of your eggs or sperm.
- If you are a gay couple and you want to feel parenthood, then in the gay couple surrogacy one of the parents can at least have a genetic connection to the child.
- As a surrogate mother, you have the chance to do something miraculous for a couple who desperately want a child but are unable to conceive.
- Selecting a surrogate mother or becoming one is a life-changing decision and hence one should do proper research before taking such a big step.
On the other hand, adoption helps you to adopt a child, boy, or girl, and change their lives forever.
The only thing is that you will not have a genetic link with that kid, but the emotional connectivity will be obviously very high.
So, surrogacy can definitely be a better alternative to adoption but surely adoption has been changing the lives of kids for a long time.