A gestational carrier (GC) is a woman who carries a pregnancy for someone who cannot otherwise carry a pregnancy for themselves. The embryos transferred into a gestational carrier come from the “intended parents” (or egg donor, or sperm donor), through the process of In Vitro Fertilization.
A gestational carrier is required for any couple in which the female partner cannot carry the pregnancy herself. This can be helpful for both heterosexual couples, single men or single women, and also LGBT patients.
CARE Fertility works with experienced agencies attorneys and agencies to help you find the right gestational carrier. Prospective carriers and intended parents meet in order to determine compatibility and if they decide to work together, a legal and binding contract will be drawn up at that time by an attorney.