Because gestational surrogacy is the most common type of surrogacy in the United States today, most articles you read about the surrogacy process refer to gestational surrogacy. In general, the gestational surrogacy process involves finding a surrogacy opportunity, completing legal contracts and transferring the embryo to the surrogate.
The surrogate mother carries the baby, delivers that baby and then gives that baby to the parents to raise. The traditional surrogate mother is the baby’s biological mother because it’s her egg that was fertilized by the intended father’s sperm. Nowadays gestational surrogacy is used for most of the surrogacy cycles in the USA.