Surrogacy 101

Surrogacy 101 Articles

Surrogacy is a complex medical and legal process, as well as a social and emotional one. In its modern form, it is a relatively new practice — and one that is often misunderstood.

Whether you’re new to surrogacy as a hopeful parent, a prospective surrogate, or someone else who is interested in learning more about the various ways a family can be built, searching for the basic surrogacy information you need can be overwhelming.

The articles below provide a basic introduction to surrogacy, from its fascinating history and varied definitions to its many benefits and the various forms it can take.

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What You Need to Know About Surrogacy Laws in the U.S.

What You Need to Know About Surrogacy Laws in the U.S.

Where is surrogacy legal, and is it easy to do where you live? American Surrogacy can help you understand the legal issues of surrogacy in your state.
How to Define Surrogacy and its Related Terms

How to Define Surrogacy and its Related Terms

Looking for a surrogacy definition? American Surrogacy explains what different surrogacy definitions mean and why they’re important to know.
What Does Surrogacy Mean to those Involved?

What Does Surrogacy Mean to those Involved?

What does surrogacy mean? The answer is different to different people, but for many, surrogacy means a life-changing way of creating a family.
What You Need to Know About the History of Surrogacy

What You Need to Know About the History of Surrogacy

How long has surrogacy been around? Well, the history of surrogacy is probably a lot longer than you think. American Surrogacy explains it for you here.
The 4 Different Types of Surrogacy You Need to Know

The 4 Different Types of Surrogacy You Need to Know

When you start your surrogacy journey, one of the first things you need to do is decide between the different types of surrogacy. American Surrogacy can help.
The 13 Benefits of Surrogacy that You Need to Know

The 13 Benefits of Surrogacy that You Need to Know

Interested in the pros of surrogacy? Whether you’re an intended parent or prospective surrogate, here are some benefits of surrogacy you need to know.
Preserving Identities of the Donor-Conceived

Preserving Identities of the Donor-Conceived

Just as adoption began lifting its veil of secrecy in the 1970s, it is now time for surrogacy to similarly move away from anonymity and toward identity preservation in donor-conceived children.
Surrogacy Links and Resources

Surrogacy Links and Resources

American Surrogacy has proudly formed partnerships with various ARTs attorneys and social workers across the country, all of whom are experts in the field and share our same child-focused approach to surrogacy.
Surrogacy FAQ

Surrogacy FAQ

What is Surrogacy?
Surrogacy is a collaborative pregnancy between intended parents and a surrogate, who becomes pregnant through an embryo transfer. Once the baby is born, the intended parents assume all legal parental rights, and the surrogate is compensated.