When you become a surrogate, you not only get to help couples grow their family, but you also give them the chance to share a genetic connection with their future child.
Through surrogacy, they get to see parts of themselves or their partner reflected in their child.
When you’re considering becoming a surrogate, it’s natural to have questions about what the medical process looks like. One common question that many have about the process is “Will the baby look like the surrogate mother?”
We’re here to help you understand what to expect during the surrogate medical process as you contemplate beginning this life-changing journey.
To learn more about the surrogate process, contact us online now or send us a text at 913-204-0224 to connect with us today.
Will the Baby Look Like the Surrogate Mother?
No, the baby will share no resemblance with you.The genetic material used in the IVF process comes from the intended parents.
This means the baby will inherit the traits and characteristics from the intended parents.
Since you don’t use your own eggs, your genetics will not be passed on, eliminating any physical resemblance between you and the baby.
But, does a surrogate mother share blood with the baby? The gestational surrogacy process ensures that you won’t share any DNA with the baby you carry for intended parents.
While you won’t share any characteristics with them, the surrogacy journey builds a unique emotional connection.
The shared experience and meaningful relationship you share with intended parents create a special bond that goes beyond physical traits.
“I remember looking up and seeing them hold him. They had this baby that they fought for, that they prayed for, that they cried for. And now to see them holding him and to see the joy in their faces, it was so worth it. It was the best feeling.” – said Jade, one of our surrogate mothers.
More on Jade’s surrogate journey here.
Understanding the Surrogate Medical Process
Will the baby look like a surrogate mother? Does a surrogate mother share DNA with the baby?
The gestational surrogacy process uses In vitro fertilization (IVF) to create embryos with the intended parent’s egg and sperm. These embryos are then transferred to the surrogate’s uterus.
This means that when you choose to be a surrogate, you won’t share any DNA or genetic ties with the baby.
The IVF process allows you to help a couple fulfill their dreams of becoming parents without having to worry about having any genetic relationship to the baby.
“I went into this with a very open mind and what I got was two amazing friends. The best part of the surrogacy process was seeing Sebastian grow up and having his dads shower him with love and giving them a family. I’m a part of their family and they’re a part of mine.” – said Allisandra, one of our surrogate mothers.
When you’re wondering, “Will the baby look like the surrogate mother?” you can find comfort in knowing that IVF in the gestational surrogacy process ensures that you’ll share no physical traits with the baby.
The uniqueness of surrogacy paves the way for a life-changing experience where you can help a couple fulfill their dreams of becoming parents.
To start changing lives, apply to be a surrogate today or text us at 913-204-0224. We’re ready to help you experience the best version of the surrogacy process.