Many intended parents find the thought of having a friend or family member as their surrogate appealing due to the existing trust and emotional connection with the family member. Using a friend or family member as a surrogate can also potentially reduce some of the costs associated with surrogacy, but it’s essential to approach this option with thorough consideration and professional guidance. Even when working with a family member, it’s crucial to have legal contracts in place that clearly outline everyone’s rights, responsibilities, and expectations. Psychological counseling is also recommended for all parties to ensure everyone is fully prepared for the emotional complexities of a surrogacy journey.

Consulting with a surrogacy agency or legal professional experienced in surrogacy arrangements can provide valuable insights and help navigate the specific considerations and legal requirements involved.