Acceptance: A Standard for Surrogacy
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A traditional pregnancy is typical in the United States. With the amount of good health care available, many women are able to have children of their own without any help from fertility centers or surrogacy agencies. Today however, there are many more complications with pregnancies, fertility, and being able to get pregnant with your chosen partner. With surrogacy, however, infertile intended parents, gay intended parents, and international intended parents, can have children of their own. At CSP we thrive in openness, acceptance, and understanding towards all types of intended parents. Different types of intended parents present unique challenges and thanks to our extensive history we have become equipped in dealing with a variety of special circumstances. Here are just a few of the challenges that come along with choosing surrogacy as an option to starting a family.
With same-sex marriage legislation in the United States and the welcoming of lesbian and gay couples to adopt children through surrogacy and otherwise, there have been many same-sex couples who wish to have children through surrogacy. Since CSP was the first surrogacy agency to help a gay couple, we are extremely familiar with the process and complications that can arise. Though we are familiar with the process, there are many complications for gay intended parents, especially those that decide to go through with the process outside of California’s surrogacy friendly laws or without a surrogacy agency to help them through the process.
The United States has no national policies on surrogacy (or any other reproductive technology, like IVF or creating embryos), each state enacts its own laws with regard to reproductive law and third party reproduction. Because states vary on laws on surrogacy, there are some states that simply ban commercial surrogacy, which creates issues for those intended parents who seek to do it in one of those states. There can be extremely challenging circumstances when creating life and carrying a child to term. Intended parents and surrogate moms deserve to have the most experienced agency on their side when embarking on such an important endeavor. CSP knows these issues and complications and has successfully guided intended parents for over 36 years.
Despite the fact that surrogacy is still a controversial topic in many corners of the world, thankfully many people are extremely supportive of women that choose to be a surrogate mother, as well as those intended parents who are unable to have children. CSP has helped people from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam, and Wales.
If you have more questions about the process of surrogacy, the difficulties behind surrogacy in your specific state or country, or you would just like to learn more about CSP, feel free to contact CSP at either our West Coast office, or our East Coast office. We are here to help!