Being A Surrogate Mother
ISC is one of the best surrogacy agencies in California and the nation! We recognize and appreciate the self-sacrificing and caring attitude that every surrogate must possess in order to help intended parents in the creation of families through surrogacy. In fact, 80% of the ISC staff have been surrogates, too. We want to thank you for considering surrogacy and for taking the time to read the information on this website. The one thing that ISC staff members pride themselves in is the fact that we will be there for you every step of the way. If you become a surrogate with us, when and if you need anything, we will help in any way we can and be there for support.
Our surrogates in California and other states who are willing and able to help a family in such a personal way are selfless and unique women who can offer a gift that will truly make a difference in the lives of the intended parents she helps. We don’t use the term “become a surrogate mother” because the mother is the person who welcomes the child home after delivery; rather, acting as a surrogate allows you to give the intended mother an incredible gift. ISC treats our surrogates with great respect because we sincerely believe they deserve it. Please read our surrogate information and then feel free to contact us should you have an interest in becoming a gestational surrogate or if you have further questions regarding the surrogacy process.
First, Some Surrogacy Definitions
Gestational surrogacy involves an intended mother (or an egg donor), an intended father (or a sperm donor) and a surrogate. Through in vitro fertilization (IVF), eggs provided by the intended mother (or egg donor) are fertilized with the sperm of the intended father (or sperm donor). The resulting 3-5 day old embryos are then transferred to the surrogate who carries and gives birth to the child/children.
Traditional surrogacy involves a surrogate mother who uses her own eggs and is either artificially inseminated with the semen of the intended father or sperm donor. She then carries and gives birth to the child. (A traditional surrogate may also act as the egg donor: after her own donated eggs are harvested and fertilized, the embryos are transferred back into the surrogate’s uterus. She then carries and gives birth to the child.)
At ISC, we use gestational surrogacy. If this is a process that interests you, you can start your pre-qualification screening by completing our online form.
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