09 Mar Family Planning After Cancer: Surrogacy
Cancer treatment can affect people in many different ways, but one we often don’t think about is the impact on an individual’s ability to have children.
People who have received cancer treatment and still want to have a family, but did not have the ability to preserve their fertility before treatment, may be unsure about their options.
One option for building a family is surrogacy.
Surrogacy is when a woman (called a surrogate mother) becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby in order to give that baby to someone who cannot have their own children.
Triage Cancer recently talked with Baby Bump Journeys, about the valuable role that surrogacy services can play in helping people achieve their dreams of building a family, even in the wake of a cancer diagnosis.
In 2012, The Huffington Post, wrote about the increased use of surrogacy services and explained the step-by-step process in this article.
The process of finding the right person to carry your child can seem like an insurmountable challenge, but surrogacy services can help you not only find a surrogate, but navigate the detailed process of ensuring you have the right legal protections in place.
It is important to understand that your surrogacy options may vary based on the laws in your state. Click here for information about gestational surrogacy laws across the United States.
Surrogacy services can not only connect you with a surrogate, but also with doctors and lawyers who can take care of your family’s needs during the surrogacy process.
For more information about this and other options for family planning after cancer, join Triage Cancer for our FREE webinar:
From Cancer Survivorship to Diaper Changes: Creating a Family After Cancer
May 18, 2016
12pm Pacific/3pm Eastern