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Surrogacy Services Seattle WA

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.

Dr. Allen Gregg South
(206) 709-8600
1229 Madison
Seattle, WA
Business
Allen Gregg South, MD
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans accepted including Medicaid and Medicare.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Swedish Medical Canter
Residency Training: Stanford University
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School,
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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James Alfred Harding, MD
(206) 386-6888
1229 Madison St Ste 750
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1983

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Nancy Margaret Tipton
(206) 223-6600
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Gynecology / Oncology

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Karen O Judge
(206) 215-6300
1229 Madison St Ste 1450
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Megan Callahan
(206) 386-3400
1101 Madison St Ste 1150
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Amy E. Korten
(425) 899-4455
12303 NE 130Th Ln
Kirkland, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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William Joseph Peters, MD
(406) 587-9202
1101 Madison St
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Bozeman Deaconess Hosp, Bozeman, Mt
Group Practice: Ob Gyn Associates

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Tracy Ann Johannsen, MD
1101 Madison St Ste 1150
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1982

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Nancy Tipton, MD
(509) 575-6422
1101 Madison St Ste 580
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1980

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Howard Gordon Muntz, MD
(206) 223-6191
1100 Ninth Ave (X8-GYN)
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology, Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Virginia Mason Medical Center

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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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