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If you are unable to carry a pregnancy, you may still have the option of parenting a biological child through surrogacy. Surrogacy usually involves the insemination of a third party with your partner’s sperm. The surrogate’s egg is used. You may also try gestational surrogacy, where an embryo from your egg and your partner’s sperm is created via IVF and that egg is then transferred to the surrogate for gestation.

Finding a surrogate candidate is a bit more extensive than finding a donor, because the process obviously involves more commitment. Many times, a close relative will volunteer for surrogacy. If that is not the case, it is best to find a surrogacy program that screens for all genetic problems, STDs, and general health. These programs are very expensive, because of the commitment involved. If you are considering surrogacy, you should contact a lawyer experienced in this field to draw up a contract to identify rights and responsibilities involved in the process.

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