Surrogacy: does child genetically relate to parents?

Generally, people who consider for ART treatments have many queries and concerns, especially for surrogacy. They opt for surrogacy as a last option. There are many questions for surrogacy they have in their mind that

  • Is my baby genetically related to the surrogate or to me?
  • Does the baby look like the surrogate?
  • Is it allowed for a biological bond with the child?

 Dr. Astha Chakravarty from Asha IVF and Fertility Centre focuses to aware their patients about surrogacy and its facts. She said it is necessary to educate people about surrogacy and its outcome, genetic effects, and pros & cons. This entire means has to be transparent with your patients.

Here we are trying to answer your queries that your surrogate child is genetically related to you or not.

Know the surrogacy

Surrogacy is a fertility treatment in which a woman carries and delivers a pregnancy for another couple. For infertile parents, Surrogacy is a way to fulfill their dreams of parenthood. Surrogacy completes families. For those who have struggled with infertility. 

The genetic dependency of the child is depending on the gametes used during the procedure.  In surrogacy either we use intended parents’ gametes or donors’. This is totally depending on the parents’ fertility condition and decision.

For example, Gestational surrogacy can help both parents genetically bond with the baby. The intended mother’s eggs are extracted and fertilized by the intended father’s sperm. The embryo is then transferred to the surrogate’s womb for implantation. And in traditional Surrogacy, the surrogate’s egg is fertilized by the intended father’s or donor’s sperm, using artificial insemination. In this case, the mother’s eggs could not be used.

These gametes have DNA which determines the baby’s look and genetic dependency. There is a possibility that children can be genetically dependent on a surrogate or the donor if their gametes are used in methods. But it doesn’t have a 100% guarantee of their look.

It doesn’t have any mean that how your child looks like. Remember that a child fills your life and house with happiness, for which you were waiting for a long time. You are the only parents of your surrogate child. Your love cannot be depending on the DNA. Surrogacy is a safe and aesthetic way to get your own baby.

Contact with the Best Surrogacy in Faridabad, Dr. Astha Best fertility specialist in Faridabad is here for your services and gives you proper guidance so that you can fulfill your dream of becoming parents.

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