You probably have a few questions if you’re thinking about using surrogacy to start a family or grow your existing one. “Will the baby look like the surrogate mother?”-is one of their frequently asked questions. When this question is asked, a lot of things come into play.
Understanding the different types of surrogacy
There are two types of surrogacy that you can choose gestational and traditional. The laws governing each differ from state to state, so it’s best to get in touch with us for a free consultation or with a lawyer.
A gestational surrogate and the child they will bear are not biologically related. In vitro fertilization (IVF) uses the egg and sperm of the intended parents or selected donors to create the embryo, which is then transferred to the surrogate. Full or host surrogacy are other names for this type of surrogacy. In most cases, the surrogate has no biological connection to the child and at least one intended parent is genetically related to the child. Because stepparent or second-parent adoption is not required, gestational surrogacy is less complicated from a legal standpoint.
A traditional surrogate, in contrast to the preceding, is the child’s biological mother. Either through IVF or intrauterine insemination with the intended father’s sperm, her egg is used to create the embryo.
Will the baby look like the surrogate mother?
The answer to this question varies based on the surrogacy method you select. In traditional surrogacy, the baby will share the surrogate’s DNA, so it will look like them. The baby will also look like the sperm donor, whether it is the sperm of the intended parent or the sperm of the sperm donor.
Because the surrogate and the embryo they carry are not genetically related, the baby from a gestational surrogacy will not look like the intended parents.
It is essential to keep in mind that because sperm can be combined with an egg through in vitro fertilization (IVF), it is possible for the baby born from a traditional or gestational surrogacy to resemble the father or one of the fathers. However, gestational surrogacy is the only method that can make the baby look like their intended mother.
Things to think about when choosing a surrogacy method
There are a lot of things to think about when deciding if surrogacy is right for you. These factors might include emotional, legal, financial, and so on.
Although there are fewer emotional and legal issues with gestational surrogacy, traditional surrogacy is a better choice if you are uncomfortable with anonymous donors, want to cut costs, or can’t find an egg donor you like.
A child who looks doesn’t like you can sometimes cause deep emotional problems, and for some parents, it’s more difficult when the child looks like one of them but not the other. This is another significant component while settling on which sort of surrogacy to pick.
The procedure for surrogacy
After the decision has been made, selecting the appropriate surrogate is also crucial.
If gestational surrogacy is an option for you but you want the baby to look like you, the only thing you can do is try to find a gestational surrogate who looks like you. We might be able to accomplish that for you!
We are also able to locate you a wonderful surrogate if you have chosen traditional surrogacy and agree that the baby will only look like one of you.
How likely is it that the surrogate through gestational surrogacy will look like the baby?
Some people may not be aware that even with gestational surrogacy; the baby may still have the surrogates or even their intended parents’ appearance due to pure chance. Many surrogates discover that the families they have assisted send them pictures and updates of the children they have carried and that some of the children look like them! This doesn’t happen because the child is the surrogate’s; it just happens by chance. Numerous youngsters have a normal likeness to different offspring of their age, and thusly, the planned guardians might be leaned to ‘incorporate’ their substitute or accept that the kid is the proxy’s kid. We want to reassure you that this is just luck and that gestational surrogates have no genetic connection to the child.
Ravi Sharma is a self-motivated, successful entrepreneur and has a solid experience in the fertility segment. and he is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). He is a pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in business administration and has 14 years of rich experience in the field of infertility segment. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy, and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate (B. Pharm) and M.B.A (marketing).
His most recent success includes the successful launch of the medical tourism company, ARTbaby, which offers treatment options for infertility, egg donation, and surrogacy. He likes spending time with his family and writing about various aspects of IVF surrogacy and donating eggs.