Ebony Concept is a bespoke platform specialising in the provision of donor egg and surrogacy services to women/couples of Afro-Caribbean heritage to help fulfil their fertility needs.
Surrogacy (Straight & Gestational)
Comprehensive surrogacy service with our affiliates that includes sourcing, screening, recruiting, counselling, consenting, treating surrogate and intended-parent, supervising pregnancy and delivery, coordinating handover of offspring and guiding legal parenthood acquisition.
Surrogacy is increasingly becoming an option for starting a family for people who are unable to conceive a child themselves. Although you’re not alone, we recognise that your need of a surrogacy service puts you in the unique category of women/men for whom an even more sensitive and tailored approach is essential.
Surrogacy is when a woman carries a baby for someone who is unable to conceive or carry a child themselves. There are many reasons why people turn to surrogacy to achieve childbirth, including:
• recurrent miscarriage or pregnancy demise
• repeated failure of IVF treatment
• premature menopause, sometimes as a result of cancer treatment
• absent or abnormal womb such as following hysterectomy or genetic abnormality
• need to avoid pregnancy because of a serious risk to health that may result from pregnancy
• same-sex parents wanting to have a child
Ebony Concept provides both straight (traditional) and gestational (host) surrogacy.
Straight surrogacy: Straight (also known as full or traditional) surrogacy is when the surrogate provides her own eggs to achieve the pregnancy. The intended father provides a sperm sample that is utilised for artificial insemination into the surrogate in a natural or stimulated cycle (IUI) or for IVF treatment if either the surrogate or intended father has fertility issues.
Host surrogacy: Host (also known as gestational) surrogacy is when the surrogate doesn’t provide her own egg to achieve the pregnancy. In such pregnancies, embryos are generated in the lab using an IVF procedure before they are transferred into the womb of the surrogate. There are various options for sourcing gametes (eggs, sperm and embryos) that are utilised for host surrogacy:
- eggs of the intended mother fertilised with sperm of the intended father
- eggs of the intended mother fertilised with donor sperm
- eggs of a donor fertilised with sperm of the intended father, where the intended mother cannot use her own eggs
- eggs of a donor fertilised with sperm of a donor, where the intended mother and father cannot use their own eggs/sperm
- donated embryos generated from eggs and sperm of embryo donors, where the intended mother and father cannot use their own eggs/sperm
Ebony Concept is pleased to support you all through the surrogacy pathway including:
- deciding which surrogate to work with
- reaching an agreement about how things will work
- trying to get pregnant
- supporting each other through pregnancy and then childbirth
- applying for a parental order to transfer legal parenthood
- helping your child understand the circumstances of their birth