The general public believes many myths about surrogacy. Here are four of the most common, and the facts.
BY STACI SWIDERSKI
If you’re just starting to think about becoming a parent through surrogacy, you may know little about the process and not know where to start. Then, as you start researching, you may feel inundated with information—and, unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there, too.
Here are four of the most common misconceptions about the surrogacy process:
1. The child is genetically-related to the surrogate. Although this is true in a “traditional” surrogacy arrangement, in a gestational surrogacy arrangement the embryos are created with either the intended mother’s eggs or eggs from a donor, or a donor embryo is used. The surrogate’s eggs are never used in gestational surrogacy.