The Medical Surrogacy Process
Surrogacy and Abortion [What to Know]
Selective Reduction and Termination as a Surrogate
As a surrogate, you need to be aware of every aspect of the medical process, including the possibility of abortion in surrogacy and selective reduction of embryos.
- Understanding the potential medical complications in surrogacy helps you make a more informed decision.
- Your level of comfort in these situations likely impacts how your surrogacy journey proceeds.
- A surrogacy professional will discuss your preferences for surrogacy, including thoughts on gestational surrogacy abortion.
We encourage you to connect with a surrogacy professional to discuss the medical risks and surrogacy and abortion before committing to becoming a surrogate.
Continue reading for what you need to know about surrogacy and termination of a pregnancy.
Why Would Abortion in Surrogacy be Necessary?
Ideally, the medical process in surrogacy, including preparing your body, embryo transfer and pregnancy, would all go as smoothly and successfully as possible.
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
When considering becoming a surrogate, making an informed decision before committing is vital.
If a medical emergency, complications with the pregnancy or other potential issues arise, intended parents may choose surrogacy selective reduction or termination of the pregnancy entirely.
Some of the reasons for this can include:
- Developmental problems with the embryo – Early in the process of embryo transfer, reproductive endocrinologists can determine whether the transfer will result in a successful pregnancy. An abnormally developing embryo may result in the intended parents choosing termination of pregnancy in surrogacy.
- Avoiding Multiples – Some medical professionals may choose to implant more than one embryo to increase the chances of success. However, this can result in multiple pregnancies. At this point, the intended parents may opt for surrogacy selective reduction to reduce the risks for you and increase the chances of having a healthy child.
- Life-threatening disabilities or developmental issues – Genetic or congenital malformations can occur despite pre-transfer genetic testing of an embryo, Intended parents may choose abortion in surrogacy for life-threatening disabilities or non-life-threatening conditions.
- Protecting your health and safety – You and the intended parents share a unique bond through surrogacy. Your health and safety are important during this journey as well. If gestational surrogacy abortion is the only option to avoid further dangerous complications, both of you may agree to terminate the pregnancy.
You and the intended parents have the same goal; a healthy pregnancy and successful surrogacy.
Researching and understanding why you may have to consider termination of the pregnancy and surrogacy selective reduction are crucial before committing to becoming a surrogate.
When drafting your legal surrogacy contract, you and the intended parents—with the help of an attorney—will discuss surrogacy and abortion and the medical risks.
You can get more information on surrogacy and abortion, and selective reduction, by filling out this online form. A professional is ready to provide you with important details and guidance on the medical risk associated with surrogacy.
Abortion in Surrogacy and Personal Beliefs
The subject of surrogacy and abortion and selective reduction is complicated. When it comes to complications in pregnancy and the prospect of the child having developmental disabilities, surrogates and intended parents might go into the process having different beliefs.
For example, as a surrogate, carrying a child you know will survive but may have potential mental or physical complications in life may be enough for you to want to continue the pregnancy.
From the perspective of intended parents, they are responsible for raising the child and faced with the daily life of having a child with a disability.
The prospect of that might be too much, so the decision to terminate becomes the only option.
Suppose you’re a surrogate that has a strong opinion on abortion and the termination of embryos. In that case, you won’t necessarily get disqualified from becoming a surrogate, but you may find that matching with intended parents gets much more difficult.
Intended parents choose surrogacy because they are physically or biologically unable to have children, which is why working with surrogates that give them the best chance at having a healthy child is crucial.
The result is surrogacy selective reduction and abortion are sometimes necessary to achieve that.
Becoming comfortable with the idea of termination of pregnancy in surrogacy will significantly impact your surrogacy journey and wait time for matching.
Consider speaking to a professional to get more information on surrogacy and abortion and whether the potential for termination or selective reduction are decisions you’re comfortable with addressing.
Why Working with an Experienced Professional Matters
The topic of surrogacy and abortion can be overwhelming, particularly if you have strong beliefs on the subject.
You can better understand why surrogacy and termination might be necessary and why intended parents make that decision—including protecting your health and safety—by reaching out to a professional.
Experienced surrogacy agencies offer support and services that ensure you make the most informed decision possible before committing to becoming a surrogate.
Prospective surrogates like you participate in an extensive screening process, and gestational surrogacy abortion and selective reduction of embryos is a conversation you’ll have several times.
First, your surrogacy professional will take your stance on termination and selective reduction into account when matching you with intended parents.
The topic will again get discussed between your attorney and the attorney for the intended parents to create surrogacy contract termination language.
Typically, should you choose to move forward knowing abortion in surrogacy is possible, you and the intended parents will determine which specific situations would warrant considering termination or selective reduction.
You and the intended parents must discuss abortion during surrogacy, as most of the disputed cases regarding gestational surrogates and abortion result from never discussing these situations.
Remember, you can always connect with an experienced surrogacy professional by completing this online form. More information on surrogacy and abortion is just a click away.
Ready to get started? Contact a surrogacy agency now to get free information.