In gestational, host or full surrogacy arrangements, up to three combinations can occur depending on the origin of the gametes used:
- Option 1: if both intended parents are fertile and can contribute their own eggs and sperm, respectively, the resulting embryo will carry their DNA.
- Option 2: If the intended mother cannot provide her own eggs, the embryo will be created using the husband's sperm and donor eggs. The intended mother won't be the genetic mother.
- Option 3: None of the intended parents can provide their gametes. The baby won't be genetically related to them.
By Dr. Joel G. Brasch (gynecologist), Natalia Álvarez (project manager) and Sandra F. (babygest staff).
Last Update: 11/15/2017