Due to the complexity of the process of surrogacy, we encounter lots of questions coming from intended parents and surrogate mothers. One of the most common questions asked about surrogacy concerns biological connection between a surrogate mother and a baby. Does a surrogate mother share DNA with the baby? The answer to this question depends on the type of surrogacy used.
In traditional surrogacy, to create the embryo, a surrogate mother's eggs are fertilized with sperm from either a sperm donor or an intended father. Therefore, in this type of surrogacy, there is a genetic link between the surrogate mother and the child. However, because of the aforesaid reasons, traditional surrogacy is almost never used. At Medvisit Global, we DO NOT provide programs in traditional surrogacy.
On the other hand, in gestational surrogacy, there is no way for a surrogate to transfer DNA to a child, an embryo is created by the means of IVF using egg and sperm from donors or the intended parents, and is transferred to the gestational surrogate’s uterus. Therefore, this type of surrogacy eliminates any biological connection between the surrogate mother and the baby. At Medvisit Global, we provide gestational surrogacy services that are affordable and do not carry any legal risks.