Third-party reproduction refers to the use of eggs, sperm, or embryos that have been donated by a third person (donor) to enable an individual or couple (intended recipient) to become parents. Donors may be known or anonymous to the intended recipient. “Third-party reproduction” also includes gestational carrier arrangements. A gestational surrogate (also called a gestational carrier, GC) is an individual in which embryos created by the intended parents are transferred into the surrogate’s uterus, which has been prepared hormonally to carry a pregnancy.
Third-party reproduction is a complex process requiring consideration of social, ethical, and legal issues. Our board certified reproductive endocrinologists, donor egg and gestational carrier coordinators and affiliated psychologists are dedicated to helping you navigate the process, providing guidance and insight every step of the way. Together, we can make your dream of parenthood, no matter the route, a reality.