There are two types of surrogacy: “gestational” and “traditional.” Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists works exclusively with gestational surrogates.
In gestational surrogacy, in vitro fertilization is used to transfer another woman’s fertilized egg, or embryo, into the surrogate’s uterus. In gestational surrogacy, unlike in traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is not the genetic mother. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate’s egg is fertilized by artificial insemination.
Surrogacy is legal in many states in the United States and in many countries. There are, however, some states and some countries where surrogacy is illegal. There are also places where surrogacy isn’t necessarily illegal, but the contracts are not recognized in court, which can lead to serious problems should something go wrong.
Due to the complex nature of surrogacy, it’s important you speak to a lawyer before agreeing to any surrogacy arrangement.