Is there a difference between a “gestational surrogate”, a “gestational carrier”, and a “traditional surrogate”?
The terms gestational surrogate and gestational carrier are interchangeable and refer to a woman who carries a child that is conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and is not biologically related to her. The child may be conceived using the egg of the intended parent or an egg donor, and the sperm of the intended parent or sperm donor. Family Source Consultants only faciliates and manages gestational surrogacy arrangements.
A “traditional” surrogate is one who carries a child using her own egg and is the genetic and biological mother of the child. With traditional surrogacy, pregnancy is often achieved using artificial insemination, though in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be used, depending on the circumstances.
As experts in third party reproduction, we have facilitated hundreds of successful gestational surrogacy and egg donation arrangements since opening in 2007.
We take great pride in providing the communication, guidance, and support that Intended Parents need in order for you to feel comfortable and informed through each step of your journey.
We invite you to contact us to learn more about our program and encourage you to request an initial consultation at one of our offices, or via Skype, at no cost to you.
To request an information packet, simply submit an Intended/Recipient Parent Contact Form through our website, or call us at (800) FSC-0529.
Consultations are of no cost to you and may be held at one of our office locations, or online via Skype. Family Source Consultants’ home office is based in Chicago, IL with additional offices in Dallas, TX, Miami, FL, and San Diego, CA.