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Surrogacy Services Asheville NC

When a woman is unable to carry a child, whether due to to medical, genetic or social reasons, the couple or single woman may choose to find a surrogate mother who can carry the baby. For more detailed information please read on the following article.

Hal Clifford Lawrence
(828) 254-5126
93 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Dean Puckett, MD
(864) 675-1190
1 Doctors Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1968

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Stephen Thomas Hill, MD
143 Asheland Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1980

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Vicky Marie Scott, DO
(828) 258-9191
143 Asheland Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1987

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Halcut C Lawrence III, MD
(828) 257-4720
93 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Mission St Joseph Health Syste, Asheville, Nc; St Josephs Hospital, Asheville, Nc
Group Practice: Mahev Women's Ctr

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Lorraine Marie Cummings, MD
(828) 255-8400
62 Orange St
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1990

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Holly K McArthur
(828) 253-5381
41 Oakland Rd
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Craigan Luther Gray, MD
(757) 495-7748
143 Asheland Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1968

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Lydia Marie Jeffries, MD
(828) 258-9191
143 Asheland Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dr.Amy Vance
(828) 277-7727
41 Oakland Rd # 200
Asheville, NC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1998
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Park Ridge Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Surrogacy

Surrogacy

When a woman is unable to carry a child, whether due to to medical, genetic or social reasons, the couple or single woman may choose to find a surrogate mother who can carry the baby.

Medical circumstances that may prevent a woman from carrying a child:

  • Recurrent abortion or premature labor
  • Dangers to the life of the Intended Mother - for example, severe heart, kidney or respiratory disease, unstable diabetes, or severe high blood pressure.

Genetic diseases in which there is a significant risk of an abnormal gene being passed on to the fetus can be avoided either by surrogacy or by IVF using a donor egg .

When the genetic disease needs to be carried by both partners in order to be of significant risk, AID - artificial insemination using donor sperm can also be an option.

The baby born by surrogacy may be the biological child of:

Both parents - the egg is retrieved from the IM - intended mother and joined with sperm from the IF - intended father. This is known as Gestational Surrogacy (the surrogate mother has no genetic connection to the child).

Mother & sperm donor - the egg is retrieved from the IM - intended mother and joined with donor sperm. This is another type of Gestational Surrogacy.

Surrogate mother & IF (intended father) - the surrogate mother goes through a process of AI (artificial insemination) using the IF's sperm. This is known as Traditional Surrogacy (the surrogate mother is biologically the mother of the baby).

Neither parent - often also referred to as embryo adoption. The surrogate mother may or may not be a biological parent in this case.

The biological background of the child, and not its surrogate mother, determine the baby's genetics -- the way the baby will look, its blood type, height, and all other physical traits.

Additional Issues

Payment is frequently given to the surrogate mother. Fees are intended to cover all medical costs incurred throughout the pregnancy and for payment to the surrogate mother. This is known as surrogacy compensation.

In all surrogacy situations, legal issues are an important issue to consider. Make sure any arrangement is as safe as possible for both sides.

There are many agencies worldwide that specialize in surrogacy arrangements. Investigate the agency you choose and make sure to get recommendations from other couples who have used it.

Summary of surrogacy laws by state in the US .

This site presents stories both of surrogate mothers and of intended parents.

Sherrie's Story (TS)
Stephanie's Story
Rosie's Story
Beth's Story
Michelle's Story
Lia 's Story
Katherine's Story (TS)

Also see: Poems for a Surrogate Mother .
New! Questions to Ask a Potential Surrogate

Publication by HFEA (UK) - Egg Donation and Egg Sharing

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