The risks of surrogacy

On Behalf of | Sep 18, 2023 | Assisted Reproduction Law, Florida Family Law

Surrogacy, like any medical procedure or legal arrangement, carries certain risks. In Florida, where surrogacy is legally recognized and regulated, some potential risks include:

Legal problems

While Florida has clear laws about surrogacy, legal complications can still arise during the process. It is critical to work with dedicated professionals who understand the legal aspects of surrogacy, can navigate these complexities and ensure compliance with all relevant laws.

Emotional challenges

Surrogacy can give rise to complex emotions for all parties involved. Intended parents may experience anxiety or emotional distress throughout the process, particularly if there are delays or unforeseen issues.

Similarly, the surrogate may face emotional challenges as they carry a child that will not be genetically theirs.

Medical complications

Pregnancy itself carries inherent risks, regardless of whether it is a traditional pregnancy or through surrogacy. The surrogate could face medical issues such as:

  • Gestational diabetes
  • Preeclampsia
  • Other pregnancy-related complications

Relationship strain

The relationship between the intended parents and the surrogate can sometimes become strained due to differing expectations or disagreements on important matters during the surrogacy process.

Financial considerations

Surrogacy can be an expensive undertaking for intended parents due to the various costs involved, such as medical expenses, legal fees, agency fees, compensation for the surrogate mother and more.

It is critical for all parties involved in the surrogacy process to thoroughly consider these risks and potential problems and consult with professionals who can provide appropriate guidance and support throughout the entire process.