What is surrogacy and how does it work?

Do you want to know what surrogacy is and how the process works step by step? Find out here everything you need to know and solve your questions today

Surrogacy is an assisted reproduction technique in which, thanks to IVF, a woman can carry someone else’s baby in her belly. Involved parts in the surrogacy process:


The woman who will gestate the baby in her womb

Intended parents

Future parents of the baby

Donor agency

In case the intended parents cannot provide their genetic load, they will have to resort to donors.


They will help the intended parents in all legal matters

IVF clinic

Where the creation of embryos will take place through an IVF process, in order to achieve the surrogate mother's pregnancy

Surrogate Agency

Is the agency in charge of helping the intended parents to find the future surrogate

Types of surrogacy

 There are several types of surrogacy:

Traditional surrogacy

In which the gestational woman will provide her genetic load. This practice is no longer carried out

Gestational surrogacy

In which the gestational surrogate does not contribute her genetic load. This is the most common

Altruistic surrogacy

The gestational surrogate does not receive any economic consideration, the intended parents have to pay the expenses derived from the pregnancy

Commercial surrogacy

The surrogate does receive financial compensation

Surrogacy process

How does surrogacy process work step by step:

STEP 1: Consultancy

The first step is to choose an agency that can advise you and accompany you throughout the process

STEP 2: Intended Parent's Requirements

Depending on the country where carry out a surrogacy process is legal, there will be certain requirements. For example, in Ukraine only heterosexual couples will be able to access the surrogacy process. In the case of Canada, fortunately, besides being legal, it is possible for any family model, regardless of their marital or sexual status

STEP 3: Contract signing with Oak Surrogacy

We will be by your side throughout your journey

STEP 4: Pair with the surrogate

We will help you to find the most suitable surrogate for you

STEP 5: Surrogacy contract signature

The lawyers with which we collaborate will assess you on all the legal aspects that you should know. Once your questions have been answered, we will proceed to the signing of the contract

STEP 6: IVF Process

IVF will be carried out in one of our assisted reproduction clinics with which we collaborate and the embryos will be transferred to the surrogate. The genetic load can be provided by the intended parents themselves or even from donors

STEP 7: Pregnancy

Once the pregnancy is confirmed, the controls and monitoring of a normal pregnancy will be carried out

STEP 8: Baby's birth

This is without a doubt the most awaited moment in which you will be present to attend the birth of your baby

STEP 9: Return home

All the necessary legal steps will be taken so that you can return back to your home

Why consider surrogacy?

– Infertility or impossible to give birth

– Same sex couple

– Single individuals

– Age

FAQs about surrogacy

For whom is surrogacy possible?

Surrogacy is possible for all family models: heterosexuals, homosexuals, men and/or single women. Depending on the family model you belong to, one program or another will be suitable for you.

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