Surrogacy Vs Adoption

How does one choose?

By Kai Wade, Director of Communications & Social MediaLast modified: January 20, 2012

Surrogacy Vs Adoption

Whether one is faced with infertility or societal hurdles to reach parenthood, an individual or couple typically has two options. Surrogacy or Adoption.

Surrogacy is an ever-trending option for many families seeking to build their families. Adoption is an ever-trending option for many families seeking to build a family. So, how does one choose?

The decision is intensely delicate and dictated by factors including the importance of a genetic relationship to the child, control over matters related to the involvement in the entire process from pregnancy to birth, and if there is an ultimate desire to help a child who doesn’t have a home. Each choice implements requirements imposed by state and international laws. Each choice is specific to the waiting time an individual or couple is contingent upon and the cost factor.

With the introduction of low cost surrogacy options in the US and Surrogacy abroad, those seeking diverse paths to parenthood can now weigh the pros and cons of both options and make a positive decision based on the needs and desires versus cost considerations alone.

Adoption and surrogacy are both elite and extraordinarily attractive forms of building a family. One is not loftier than the other, nor is one right or wrong. The decision should be based on what is best for you and your family.

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