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Post-birth relationships between surrogates and intended parents

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Introduction to Post-Birth Relationships Between Surrogates and Intended Parents

Surrogacy creates a unique bond between the surrogate and the intended parents. After the birth of the child, these relationships can take on various forms, depending on the individuals' desires, agreements, and circumstances. This article will discuss the post-birth relationships between surrogates and intended parents.

Varied Relationships Post-Birth

The post-birth relationship between a surrogate and intended parents varies from case to case. Here are some common scenarios:

No Ongoing Relationship

In some situations, the surrogate and intended parents may choose not to maintain a relationship after the birth. This decision may be due to geographical distance, personal preferences, or an agreement made at the start of the surrogacy process.

Occasional Communication

Many surrogates and intended parents maintain occasional contact. This can involve updates through email, cards during holidays, or occasional visits. The level of communication is usually determined by the comfort level and agreement between both parties.

Regular Contact

In some cases, surrogates and intended parents maintain regular contact and foster close relationships. The surrogate may become an extended part of the family, with the child knowing about their role from an early age.

Factors Influencing Post-Birth Relationships

Several factors can influence the nature of post-birth relationships, including the type of surrogacy (traditional or gestational), geographical proximity, the surrogate’s and intended parents' personal feelings, and the initial agreement.

The Importance of Clear Agreements

Whatever the nature of the post-birth relationship, it’s crucial that expectations are clearly outlined and agreed upon before the surrogacy process begins. This can help prevent misunderstandings and ensure that all parties are comfortable with the arrangement.

Conclusion: A Range of Possibilities for Post-Birth Relationships

Post-birth relationships between surrogates and intended parents can take many forms, and there's no one-size-fits-all answer. Ultimately, the best outcome is one that respects the desires and emotional wellbeing of all parties involved, including the child.

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