What is Surrogacy?
In its simplest, surrogacy simply means carrying a baby for someone else. There are however two major types of surrogacy, gestational and traditional surrogacy.
Gestational surrogacy is the process where one person, whose egg is not used in conception, carries a fetus through pregnancy for another person or couple. The person who carries the pregnancy is called a “surrogate” or “gestational carrier.”
In traditional surrogacy, the carrier’s own eggs are used. Thus, the carrier is both the “egg donor” as well as the surrogate. As such, the surrogate is the biological mother to the child that she carries.
At Surrogate Steps, we only practice gestational surrogacy, where the carrier is not the biological mother to the child that she carries.