Important Differences between Compensated Surrogacy and Altruistic Surrogacy

Important Differences between Compensated Surrogacy and Altruistic Surrogacy

When it comes to gestational surrogacy, there are several different types. Whether you are an intended parent or future surrogate, it’ll be important for you to learn all that you can about these to see what option is best for you. You do not need to become an expert on all the terms and various meanings, of course, but educating yourself on as much as you can will help you become familiar with the options you have within gestational surrogacy. This is especially true when you’re considering payment in your surrogacy journey. 

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada is here to share with you the important differences there are between compensated surrogacy and altruistic surrogacy.

Compensated Surrogacy

Compensated surrogacy, also known as “commercial surrogacy,” refers to any surrogacy arrangement where the surrogate is compensated for service. They are most often reimbursed once the pregnancy and surrogacy process is over. Many intended parents and surrogate may be more reserved about this type of surrogacy, yet it’s important to learn about to see if it’s the best option for you and what you’re looking for.

Because compensated surrogacy has to do with payment, Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada recommends that both intended parent and surrogate find their own surrogacy attorney to ensure that everyone’s rights are protected. Also, that no one feels taken advantage of or feels used during the surrogacy process. Each party should discuss their expectations and wants honestly before pregnancy to prevent any issues or disagreements throughout the surrogacy journey itself. 

Altruistic Surrogacy

Altruistic surrogacy, also known as “identified surrogacy,” is where the surrogate does not receive any compensation. In the vast majority of altruistic surrogacy agreements, the intended parents and surrogates already know each other. For instance, the surrogate may be a close friend or family member.    

While working with someone you already know may provide a peace of mind and seem like an easier route to take,  Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada still recommends that each of you find your own surrogacy attorney. You want to make sure that all potential legal issues are worked out beforehand, and that everyone’s rights are respected and protected. Having this agreement can also prevent any tension between your friendship or relationship together in the long run. 

Compensated Surrogacy and Altruistic Surrogacy: Which One is Better?

When determining what is best for you and what you’re hoping to get out of gestational surrogacy, both compensated surrogacy and altruistic surrogacy can offer you beneficial options. However, it’s up to you what that means.  With the right guidance, especially from one of our surrogacy specialists, making your final decision can help you feel less stressed and more confident. Learning all you can about both options can help you out a lot too. 

If you have any questions, or want to learn more about how each of these options could impact you, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada. We are ready to help you.  

Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across in Las Vegas since 2012. For information more general to Nevada, please visit our mother site Adoption Choices of Nevada. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673

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