- Gestational Surrogacy: In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate carries an embryo created using the egg of the intended mother or a donor egg and the sperm of the intended father or a donor sperm. This means the surrogate is not genetically related to the baby.
- Traditional Surrogacy: In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is genetically related to the baby because her own egg is used for conception, typically fertilized by the intended father's sperm. This type of surrogacy is less common today due to ethical and legal complexities.
Legal and Ethical Considerations: The legal aspects of IVF surrogacy can vary significantly depending on the country or state. It's essential to navigate legal agreements and ensure all parties' rights and responsibilities are clearly defined.