Will The Baby Look Like The Surrogate?

What is Surrogacy?
What is Gestational Surrogacy?
Will the baby look like the surrogate mother?
Who can fulfill their parental goals?
Why choose Gestational Surrogacy?

Will The Baby Look Like The Surrogate Is the Most Prominent Question?

Before moving ahead with the topic it is necessary to understand the things mentioned below;

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is a clinical treatment for those couples or individuals who cannot conceive the baby(ies) on their own. These couples or individuals are termed as the intended parents. Intended parents prefer surrogacy to prevent their child from any genetic defects, due to infertility (Sperm/ Egg) or because of any medical concern. Intended parents take the help of clinical assessment and the surrogate to conceive the baby(ies). A surrogate is a woman who conceives the child of the intended parents on their behalf.
Here, the genetic material from the intended parents or the donor (if needed) is fertilized through IVF (in-virto fertilization) to form an embryo. Later, the embryo is implanted in the uterus of the surrogate to continue with the pregnancy process. This process of surrogacy is called Gestational Surrogacy. Nowadays, intended parents prefer only Gestational Surrogacy over other surrogacy treatments.
Need to know about surrogacy in detail read What is Surrogacy?

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

In Gestational surrogacy, the genetic materials (Egg & Sperm) of the intended parents or the genetic materials (Egg & Sperm) of the donor are fertilized through IVF to form an embryo. Then, this embryo is transferred to the surrogate’s uterus, impregnating the surrogate. This is done to have a genetic relationship between the child and the intended parent(s). Gestational surrogacy does not allow a surrogate and the child to have a biological link with each other, which also safeguards the parental rights of the intended parents.
There are lots of intended parents scared or worried about their to-be child(ren). Intended parents think that their child will show a resemblance with the surrogate or that the child can have something in common or will be in blood relation with the surrogate. The intent is to educate the readers by maintaining transparency and honesty throughout the content. The information will solve all the queries that are mentioned below.
Few questions that generally arise in the minds of the intended parents are;
Will the baby look like the surrogate mother?
If you have a surrogate, is the baby yours?
Is the surrogate mother the biological mother?
In surrogacy, who is the biological mother?
Does a baby get anything from the surrogate mother?

Will the baby look like the surrogate mother?

Will the baby look like the surrogate mother or Is the surrogate mother the biological mother of the child, the answer to the question is NO! The baby will not look like the surrogate mother. A surrogate is just a carrier of the child and she has no genetic link with the child(ren), the genes are either of the intended parents or the donor. Hence, the child(ren) will show zero resemblance with the surrogate mother as the surrogate is just a gestational mother of the child.

Many times intended parents come up with questions like In surrogacy who is the biological mother or if you have a surrogate, is the baby yours, or does a baby get anything from the surrogate mother? The answers to these questions are as follows; in surrogacy intended mother or the egg donor is the biological mother of the child(ren) and clinics do not disclose the donor’s name and information along with the receiver’s name and information. Hence, an intended mother becomes the biological mother of the child(ren).

Though the surrogate carries the baby(ies) in her womb, the child(ren) belongs to the intended parents. There is no genetic sharing between the surrogate and the child as the embryo is created by fertilizing the intended parent’s or donor’s gametes. Therefore the baby belongs to the intended parents, not to the surrogate. And yes! Until the birth of the baby(ies), the surrogate shares her blood, oxygen, and nutrition with the baby through the umbilical cords. But there is no genetic or DNA sharing between the surrogate and the child(ren).

Hence, an intended parent can feel free and safe to select for the Gestational Surrogacy treatment.
Want to know more about surrogate genetic connection with a child read more Does a surrogate mother share DNA with the baby?

Who can fulfill their parental goals?

Parenthood is for everyone… there is no gender bias or partnership commitment needed to be a parent. Intended parents can be anyone from gay couples to straight couples or an individual everyone can opt for the treatment and conceive a child through surrogacy.
Straight Couples: Straight couples facing any medical or genetic concern can conceive a child through surrogacy. Sometimes, it happens that the couple is going through infertility (Infertile Egg or Sperm), or carrying any hereditary disease that they do not want to pass on to the child, so these parents take the help of the treatment to conceive a healthy child.
Gay Couples: Gay couples can conceive a child by taking the help of an egg donor for the treatment. This allows them to have genetic/biological connections with the child. Most gay couples also prefer surrogacy with two surrogates that allow each of the partners to have genetic connections with each child.
Single-Intended Parents: Single-intended parents usually don’t want to be in a partnership commitment with anyone but are willing to be a single parent. These individuals take the help of the donors to conceive a child.
For many couples and individuals having genetic connections with the child matters a lot, hence they can take the help of surrogacy treatment to accomplish their parenthood dreams.

Why choose Gestational Surrogacy?

Builds Genetic Connection with the Child : Gestational surrogacy can help couples and single individuals build a genetic relationship with the child by contributing their own genetic material.
Witness the pregnancy : Surrogacy helps intended parents witness the pregnancy journey in front of their eyes and be a part of it.
Safe and Legal : Gestational surrogacy is legal and safe, it protects the rights of all the parties involved and saves the rights of the intended parents by protecting the child’s genetic link with the surrogate.


So in the end, the child(ren) gets or shares nothing with the surrogate mother after the birth. The child(ren) will show their resemblance only with two of these people, either with the intended parents or with the donors.

Different individuals have different preferences and perceptions about family building and surrogacy. It is an individual’s personal choice how you plan your family. If you choose gestational surrogacy, Global Star Surrogacy is always available at your service. Feel free to reach our consultant Rekha Suresh by sending an email to rekha@globalstarsurrogacy.com and book your free consultation. Rekha has 16 years of consultation experience in assisted reproductive technology and she is still ready to help intended parents with her expertise.

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