More and more often couples who are unable to conceive or give birth to a child turn to doctors. Technology does not stand still. Until recently, we could not imagine that a woman would carry a step-child. Now, this is a fairly common procedure.
That is why turning to a surrogacy clinic in Kenya can be a good solution. It takes responsibility for selecting a surrogate mother, examining genetic parents, controls the process of pregnancy, childbirth, and also, is a guarantee that the child will be with his biological parents.
This is the legal subtlety. After all, if a surrogate mother decides to leave the child, nothing will stop her until a refusal is written in favour of genetic parents. Therefore, we highly recommend that you study all possible aspects of surrogacy before entering into the protocol.
Despite the significant advantages and high quality services offered by surrogacy clinics Kenya, such as Surrogacy Agency Kenya, there are still many myths surrounding surrogacy.
Which of them is true and which is conjecture? Let’s know.
Myth 1. A child has a genetic link to a surrogate mother
In fact, this is not the case. The embryo is formed through the combination of biomaterials of the spouses, future parents who use the services of a surrogate mother, and transplanted to her.
Therefore, there is a genetic link between the spouse (or one of the future parents) and the child. Such surrogacy is called gestational (or complete).
This is another important reason why expectant parents are willing to spend a lot of money on the birth of a child as a surrogate mother, because such a child will be biologically native to them (i.e. genetically inherit the appearance, physique or even temperament, character of parents).
There is no relationship between the surrogate mother and the child. Otherwise, future parents would rather prefer adoption.
Myth 2. Any woman can become a surrogate mother
In fact, there are some requirements. Among them: 18+ years (in practice, up to 35-40 years), at least one healthy child, and no medical contraindications.
The marital status of the woman, financial situation or other factors do not matter.
By the way, it is allowed to carry a pregnancy by close relatives of future parents (mother, sister, cousin, etc.).
Myth 3. A surrogate mother has parental rights over the child
Although a surrogate mother gives birth to a child, she has no genetic link to the child and does not have any parental rights over the child under the law.
The law stipulates that the parents of a child born using assisted reproductive technologies are spouses whose genetic material is used for conception.
Therefore, it is the biological parents who must pick up the child from the maternity hospital, register its birth, provide the surname and name.
In the birth certificate of the child, the parents indicate the biological parents, any information about the surrogate mother or the method of birth of the child is not contained in the certificate.
In turn, the surrogate mother has no right to leave the child to herself if she wants to do so after the birth of the child. Otherwise, her actions will be challenged in court.
Consult surrogacy agency Kenya, and know why it is worth taking help of surrogacy if you want to have a child and are not able to do so on your own.