Egg donation, surrogacy and fatherhood in the US

  1.  Abel Meer

    Heyy! Could a man like my (healthy, young, single) have a baby in the United States together with the combination of an egg donor and a surrogate mother? My idea is that my sperm are fused with a donor egg, and then transfer it to the uterus of a surrogate woman. If it could be the same woman, even better (I mean, I just donate my sperm to her and her own eggs are fertilized and then she gets pregnant and all that stuff). I think it would be easier, as only one woman would participate in the process. Am I right?

    March 1, 2016 at 9:35 am
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  2. Sandra F. Sandra F.
    Fertility counselor

    Dear Abel,

    the United States is one of the world’s most experienced countries in surrogacy. Even though the vast majority of US states accept or allow these practice to be done this way, there is no uniform law on this matter across the country as a collective nation. Thus, my advice is that you are careful when choosing the US state you want to undergo surrogacy in.

    As for your surrogate being the same person who donates her eggs, I am afraid regulations governing surrogacy in the USA do not allow this option. Anyway, your idea exists and is known as “traditional surrogacy”, “straight surrogacy”, or “partial surrogacy”. It is not usually advisable because it means too much involvement for a single woman, which may lead to some emotional impact. The recommended type of surrogacy is, therefore, gestational surrogacy.

    I hope I have been able to help,

    Regards

    March 18, 2016 at 1:13 pm
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