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Types of Surrogacy

No two surrogacies are quite alike. There are a number of things that can affect your surrogacy experience, including the professionals you choose and the surrogate or intended parents you match with. But one of the biggest factors to consider is the type of surrogacy you want to pursue.

There are many forms your surrogacy can take: gestational or traditional, compensated or altruistic, independent or agency-assisted, domestic or international. The type of surrogacy you choose will determine the course of your surrogacy process, so it’s important to be fully informed and aware of all of the options that are available to you.

In the articles below, learn more about each type of surrogacy to help you determine which are right for you.

The Different Types of Surrogacy: Which is Right for You?

The Different Types of Surrogacy: Which is Right for You?

What are the different types of surrogacy, and which is right for you? Find out more about each of the surrogacy types here.

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What is International Surrogacy?

What is International Surrogacy?

If you’re considering international surrogacy, there are some important issues you’ll need to consider before moving forward with your surrogacy abroad.

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What is Gestational Surrogacy?

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

If you are interested in gestational surrogacy, read on to learn more about how it works, what it costs and how it might be a great option for your family.

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What is Traditional Surrogacy?

What is Traditional Surrogacy?

While not as common as gestational surrogacy, traditional surrogacy is still an option for intended parents and prospective surrogates.

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Traditional vs Gestational Surrogacy – What’s Best for My Family?

Traditional vs Gestational Surrogacy – What’s Best for My Family?

What's the difference between traditional vs. gestational surrogacy? Which one you pick will play a huge role in your surrogacy process.

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Can LGBT Couples Pursue Surrogacy?

Can LGBT Couples Pursue Surrogacy?

The process for gay surrogacy is very similar to any other surrogacy process. However, there are some differences for a surrogacy for gay couples.

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Can Single Parents Pursue Surrogacy?

Can Single Parents Pursue Surrogacy?

Single parent surrogacy is certainly possible, but there are some important things to know about surrogacy for singles before moving forward.

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What is Commercial Surrogacy?

What is Commercial Surrogacy?

Commercial surrogacy refers to any surrogacy arrangement in which the surrogate mother is compensated for her services beyond reimbursement of medical expenses.

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What is Altruistic Surrogacy?

What is Altruistic Surrogacy?

Typically used in situations of identified surrogacy, altruistic surrogacy is when a surrogate carries a child with no additional base compensation.

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What is Independent/Private Surrogacy?

What is Independent/Private Surrogacy?

Independent surrogacy (otherwise known as private surrogacy) is completed without a surrogacy agency — usually only with a lawyer and fertility clinic.

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