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Old 11-21-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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50 ladies decide to be a surrogate and help a couple, or a single, become a parent.

What % of these ladies would choose to be a TS, and what are the many reasons?

What % of these ladies would choose to be a GS and what are the many reasons?

There are random factors, I know, such as some of these 50 may be married and some may be single. The ones that are married, may or may have not completed their own family, as planned between her and her husband.

If you are a TS (or a GS) and if marital status was a factor in your decision, please have that in your list of reasons.

It's important for intended parents through surrogacy to get to know the surrogate because they will be sharing an experience together for many months. I'm interested in the many reasons a potential surrogate decides between GS and TS.

Now, from what I've been told, not many TS will agree to IVF. This would imply that most of the 50 ladies would prefer to be a TS. However, despite IVF, the reverse may be true, and more would choose to be a GS.

I do not know, maybe the answers given by some surrogates can shed light on how IVF did, or did not, influence their decision.

Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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No experience in this but I've read alot about it. I would think more would be willing to donate egg (TS) than carry a pregnancy (GS)

I think GS have to be married with at least 1 child- in India that is criteria. Many military wives do this while hubby is deployed as a way to get some extra money.

Donating eggs involves alot of shots, doc visits, timing, etc. Neither way would be stress free or something I would ever consider.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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I considered becoming a surrogate because I had suffered from infertility myself, but am not elligible due to this. I would want to be a GS because I would not want it to be my own flesh-and-blood ie not TS, I think that would be too much of an emotional attachment. But I love being pregnant, so being a GS appealed far more than just donating eggs, where you essentially go through all of the bad part of IVF (drugs, side effects, possible OHSS) without a pregnancy.

BTW, surrogates must be done with their own families before being accepted by agencies, and if married, the husband must agree.
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