Legal Aspects of Domestic Gestational Carrier Agreements
A gestational carrier contract is an agreement between intended parents and a gestational carrier and her partner/spouse, if any.
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What does it mean to be a gestational carrier?
Well, medically speaking, a gestational carrier has implanted in her uterus embryos which were fertilized outside of her body using the egg and sperm of the intended parents or a donor(s) selected by the intended parents. The gestational carrier is not genetically related to the child. In most cases, intended parents compensate the gestational carrier for the service she is providing as well as pay the expenses of the pregnancy.
But there is so much more to being a gestational carrier. Most gestational carriers enjoy being pregnant and feel that they are contributing in a unique and special way to the lives and happiness of the intended parents. Gestational carriers often form a lifelong bond with the family that they helped create and the rewards of the experience can be felt by the gestational carrier and her family for years to come.