Common myths of surrogacy
The surrogate may keep my baby.
If gestational surrogacy arrangements are done properly under the supervision of a competent legal team and agency, great amounts of attention, care, detail and screening and planning go into recruiting and choosing surrogates. Further, the legal team will be sure that the birth will take place in a State where your gestational surrogacy agreement will be enforceable in the courts and you will become the named legal parents of your baby before the birth
We plan on having twins.
Some Intended Parents come to a surrogacy arrangement actually planning to have twins and not realizing that mother nature is in charge and they cannot actually plan to have twins. They can plan to make embryos, for example, gay male couples may wish to create embryos from the sperm they each contribute so each one of them will be genetically related to one of the twins. It is important that every couple come into the surrogacy journey realizing and acknowledging that anything can happen ranging from no pregnancy on the first try, to actual implantation of two embryos with one dividing to create triplets.
Why won’t my surrogate’s insurance cover the IVF clinic treatment?
Some Intended Parents really would like the surrogate’s medical insurance to cover medical procedures at the IVF clinic. It makes sense to them because the surrogate is receiving medical treatment and she has medical insurance that would cover this treatment. However, the Intended Parents must understand that the gestational surrogate is NOT being treated for infertility and therefore it would be improper to access her insurance for “infertility” treatment. She must reserve the insurance for the pregnancy providing there is maternity coverage in her policy.