Many California couples who choose surrogacy to start their families have fertility issues. However, some do it for other personal reasons. Actress Jamie Chung recently opened up about relying on surrogacy to start her family.
What is surrogacy?
There are two types of surrogacy a person or couple can choose: traditional and gestational carrier. With traditional surrogacy, a woman agrees to be a surrogate and carry a baby for someone else who gets to raise the child as their own. However, this method involves the surrogate’s own egg being used to create the baby. Donor sperm is often used.
Gestational carriers are women who agree to carry a baby for a person or couple and have no genetic relation to the child. The intended parents’ sperm and/or egg are used, along with donor sperm or a donor egg. Many people have fertility issues and decide to use gestational carriers to start their families.
Why did the actress choose surrogacy?
Jamie Chung and her husband chose gestational surrogacy instead of traditional pregnancy. Jamie’s career was at its height. She feared being pregnant and having to take off two years from her work schedule considering how well things were going. It was a very personal decision that resulted in the birth of her beautiful twin boys.
The couple kept a low profile about their surrogacy choice for some time, but Chung recently became candid and discussed why they went this route. She explained that she and Greenberg compromised and came to an agreement about how they were going to have their children.
Their journey dates back to 2019. Chung went to a fertility clinic and had her eggs frozen. She doesn’t want people to think she chose gestational surrogacy due to being vain. Instead, she wants them to understand that this was a very personal choice she made because of her career and she didn’t want to miss out on any opportunities.
Gestational surrogacy could be the best option for you when you want to start a family. Learning the facts can help you decide.