The genetic link in surrogacy
Have you already heard about the wonderful opportunity offered to hundreds of couples, the surrogacy method ? So, surely you already know one of its greatest benefits, the genetic link in surrogacy.
If you are still considering this option to fulfill your dream of being parents, don't stop and know everything you need to know about surrogacy and genetics.
Genetics is one of the most valued aspects in assisted reproductive techniques, because it allows patients to actively participate in the expression baby gene , as long as the genetic material of one of them is in favorable conditions.
It is also a solution for LGBT families and a whole community of single people who annually go to surrogacy and genetics centers around the world. Despite the increase in patients, who are inclined towards the technique, doubts about the genetic link do not take long to arise and as a specialized agency it is up to us to clarify some of them.
Who are the biological parents?
When conceiving a baby through surrogacy and genetics, the only genes that come into play are those that provide the genetic material, which will be the basis where the baby develops and eventually forms physical traits similar to their parents. We can dig a little more about chromosomes and the whole biological world behind this idea, but it is possible to conform to this definition.
In surrogacy, patients cannot always donate genetic material, for various reasons that can be explained by doctors. This patient or partner will surely know before going to a surrogacy agency, because it tends to be the last option for heterosexual couples. In the case of homosexual couples, the lack of an ovum to gestate is evident and it tends to be one of the first options.
If it is a single person, it will depend on the needs you are looking for, but you will need a surrogate mother if you intend to contribute your genetic material.
For all these cases there is a common factor, the desire to form a family above the circumstances, the biological parents therefore depend on the existing genetic material when developing the embryos. This does not mean that they will have power over the baby after birth, only that they are part of this incredible process that carries out the pregnancy.
Legally, the rights of the baby are granted to the intentional parents days after the birth, and this does not share the power of the child with the pregnant woman. therefore, it is time to officially become parents and enjoy the experience of having a baby at home.
The surrogate mother contributes genetically.
In some years ago within the field of surrogacy and genetics, the pregnant woman had the option of providing the ovum to form the embryo through artificial insemination, only needing the donation of male genetic material, but this fact caused some surrogate mothers to develop a Affectionate bond with the baby and will deny delivery after delivery.
This fact set off the alarms of the laws in several countries and some decided to deny the possibility that the pregnant woman will donate the genetic material, so it is unlikely that the surrogate mother is involved in the process.
However, there are currently some countries that can present this condition and they are described below as useful information for future parents.
Traditional surrogacy: The surrogate mother donates her egg and an artificial insemination is performed.
Gestational surrogacy: In vitro fertilization is performed to inseminate the uterus of the pregnant woman by means of ovarian puncture.
Currently there are no tests that demonstrate a genetic contribution between the pregnant woman (without providing the ovum) and the baby, the only ones who can offer information for the baby are the biological parents.
It is also relevant to mention that many times the choice of the donor's profile will have weight in the resemblance that it presents with the intended parents, so that the baby in the future does not feel different or excluded from the family nucleus.
The legal aspect and the paternity tests represent the greatest burden in terms of paperwork and we recommend contacting an agency that provides a full service to avoid difficulties at the end of the procedure and return home.
There are 2 fundamental reasons why you need a paternity test or DNA test , these are:
Intentional Parent Safety:
Parents often want to find out about their doubts and be sure that their own genetic material or those of the chosen donors were used. Although it is a rare situation, there have been cases where the result of the paternity test confirms data that is not provided by the parents and the baby is not related to the couple.
To avoid later anguish, they perform the paternity test and make sure that the center performed a good intervention.
This aspect is more used by parents who perform surrogacy in another country and to return they need a certificate that endorses the relationship between them. Immigration entities carry out a paternity test so that the minor enjoys the same rights as the parents and can create legal documents in the native country for a free and uncomplicated development later.
In general, the DNA collection is carried out in the country where the surrogacy began, the consulate or embassy, will be in charge of writing the document that the parents will need to enter the country, especially if in the country of origin they are prohibited the rent of bellies.
If the couple is in their country of origin, they may need the paternity test to obtain full authority over the baby and form the legal bond between the two. This is usually the case because many countries did not have laws to protect these situations and have had to model them in recent years to include this paternity system.
All the information together can sound overwhelming and very rigid in terms of legal systems, but with an agency that has the experience to handle the paperwork and a correct practice, the way is clear so that the future couple can live the experience peacefully and get along. a pleasant memory.
Celagem as a surrogacy and genetics center in Latin America.
Celagem is a center specialized in surrogacy and assisted reproductive methods, with experts trained to meet each patient, offering them a totally human and real experience, from beginning to end. In addition, it complies with the legal protocol to cover each expectation.