Surrogacy Programs – Agency Serving Canada Including Toronto and Vancouver
IVF New Jersey is a surrogacy agency that has helped couples in Vancouver, Toronto, and throughout Canada through our surrogacy programs. Surrogacy is an option for couples where the woman is unable to endure a full-term pregnancy due to a missing or damaged uterus or gay couples who aren’t biologically able to produce a child. Surrogacy allows the couple to have a child that is biologically related to them without the life-threatening risks involved with pregnancy. Our surrogacy programs serves couples in Canada who wish to have a family. For more information, contact IVF New Jersey today.
The Surrogacy Treatment Process
The surrogacy treatment process can be time consuming because of the medical treatments involved to prepare the surrogate’s uterus for pregnancy as well as the legal components and compensation that must be addressed before any medical procedures can be started. Fortunately, IVF New Jersey works with attorney Melissa Brisman, who has helped couples seeking surrogates for over 10 years handling the legal components of the surrogacy and helping the couple must find a suitable carrier to carry their child. Once a carrier is found, she must undergo a background check, medical evaluation, and psychological testing. The insurance policy intended to cover the surrogate during the pregnancy is reviewed by Ms. Brisman and an attorney hired by the prospective surrogate and, once everyone approves of the arrangement, a contract is drafted and signed by the intended parents and surrogate.
It is only after the legal arrangements have been made that the medical portion of the surrogacy process can begin. To prepare the carrier’s uterus for pregnancy, she must undergo some of the stages of IVF, depending on whether her eggs will be used (in the case of a traditional surrogacy) or if the eggs of the intended mother or a donor will be used instead (in the case of a gestational surrogacy).
Traditional Surrogacy Process
Traditional surrogacy is used when the woman cannot produce eggs. Instead, an egg from the surrogate and the sperm of the woman’s partner or a sperm donor are joined through artificial insemination. Fertilization takes place within the surrogate and the fetus develops into a child. In traditional surrogacy, the fetus can be biologically related to the surrogate, if the surrogate’s egg is used.
Gestational Surrogacy Process
At IVF New Jersey, we focus on gestational surrogacy. Gestational surrogacy is used when the woman is able to produce eggs, but carrying a child to term would be a risky endeavor. It can also be used when the woman cannot produce eggs, but choose to use an egg from an anonymous donor instead of an egg from the surrogate. Using in vitro fertilization (IVF), an egg from the woman or donor is fertilized with the sperm from her partner or sperm donor. Once fertilized, the embryo is transferred to the uterus of the surrogate, where it will develop in a child over the nine month gestation. In this case, the fetus is not biologically related to the surrogate.
Learn More About How Our Surrogacy Program Can Benefit Couples in Canada
Our surrogacy agency has experience helping couples in Canada, including Toronto and Vancouver, have a successful pregnancy with a carrier. With our leading surrogacy programs, we have the medical and legal tools to help the intended parents through the time-consuming and stressful process of surrogacy. For more information, contact IVF New Jersey.