The History of Surrogacy
Surrogacy is a process where a woman carries the embryo of someone else throughout pregnancy. After the baby is born, the baby is given to the intended parents and the surrogate is compensated for the process. Surrogacy has not always been possible. This blog will look at the timeline of surrogacy and how the procedure has come to be what it is today!
1944: The first human ova was fertilized outside the uterus.
1971: The first commercial sperm bank opened.
1978: The first child conceived through IVF was born.
1980: The first legal surrogacy agreement (traditional surrogacy) was brokered by lawyer and surrogacy entrepreneur Noel Keane. After giving birth, the surrogate had trouble giving up the child. She then wrote a book to discuss the emotional attachment and turmoil she faced.
1985-1986: Surrogacy became very famous when the first legal battle for custody happened in a traditional surrogacy case. Since it was a traditional surrogacy and therefore the surrogates eggs were used, the surrogate fought for custody of the child. This lead to stricter surrogacy laws across the United States and gestational surrogacy becoming much for popular.
1985-1986: The first successful gestational surrogacy was completed. This lead to the beginning of pre-birth and post-birth orders as well as more surrogacy agencies and professionals.
2004-2008: Almost 5,000 children were born through surrogacy in the U.S.
Now: To this day, surrogacy is becoming more and more popular and the laws are changing in favor of surrogates and intended parents.
Is Surrogacy Legal?
The legality and rules surrounding surrogacy varies from state to state. This is due to the fact that the process is still relatively new and the court system is working to determine the best process to ensure all parties are safe and happy. In Texas, where Simple Surrogacy is located, surrogacy is legal.
The Simple Surrogacy Difference
Simple Surrogacy works tirelessly to make individuals and couples dreams of having a family of their own come true. We provide our clients with all the resources and information that they need to ensure that they have a successful and stress-free surrogacy experience.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about surrogacy please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts can help you learn everything you need to know to begin the process! Visit our website or call us today at 1-866-41-SURRO to start making your dreams come true.