Surrogacy in Kenya – A Ray of Hope for infertile couples
Surrogacy in Kenya is an infertility treatment where one woman agrees to help another woman by becoming a surrogate mother for the baby of the woman who is unable to carry the pregnancy in her womb due to some medical reasons. Before both the parties enter into the Surrogacy in Kenya process they need to sign a legal contract which states the following:
(i) The contract says that after the child birth the Court order the Department of Vital Statistics to issue a new birth certificate in the name of an intended parent as legal parents of the newborn.
(ii) The contract also states that the surrogate mother after giving the birth to the child will not meet the child in future as it affects both, especially the child.
How does the Surrogacy procedure works?
There are two methods of surrogacy procedure by which couples can fulfill their dream of having an own baby.
(i) Traditional Surrogacy: It is a surrogacy procedure where the surrogate mother is artificially inseminated with the sperms of the intended father and she carries and delivers the baby for the intended couple. In this procedure of the surrogacy, the egg of the surrogate mother has been used so she is the biological mother of newborn and genetically related to the baby.
(ii) Gestational Surrogacy: It is a surrogacy procedure which involves the implantation of an embryo created by using either of the following:
• The eggs and the sperms which are used are of intended parents.
• The donated egg is fertilized with the sperm from the intended father, or
• An embryo is created by using the donated eggs and sperm from the egg or sperm donor.
In Gestational surrogacy, the gestational surrogate is not genetically related to the newborn as her eggs are not used for this procedure.
What are the chances to have a baby with Surrogacy procedure?
It is quite difficult to determine the actual success rate of the surrogacy procedure, as there are many factors on which the surrogacy procedure depends. The following are:
• The age of the egg donor, if used for the procedure as it affects the chances of pregnancy.
• Ability of surrogate mother to get pregnant
• Success rate of the procedures used such as IVF and IUI
• The gamete quality provided by the commissioning couple.
Risk involves the Surrogacy procedure
The risk associated with the surrogacy procedure totally depends on the type of the Surrogacy in Kenya used (traditional or gestational). There is also a risk of transferring to the baby if the surrogate mother is affected by HIV and hepatitis, so it is very important that before you plan for the surrogacy everyone who so ever is involved in the surrogacy procedure should be properly examined for the HIV and hepatitis.
Cost of Surrogacy in Kenya
The Surrogacy in Kenya cost is very reasonable and it can be easily afforded by the people of every class. The cost of the Surrogacy procedure in Kenya is one-fifth of the cost as compared with the cost of other developed countries like the UK and the US. The package of Surrogacy in Kenya included the expenses of the surrogate such as travel, food, clothing etc.
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