The concept of a surrogate differs from a gestational carrier. A traditional surrogate mother uses her own egg, which is fertilized with the intended father’s sperm, usually with the help of intrauterine insemination (sperm is placed directly in the uterus). Thus, the surrogate mother is the child’s biological mother. This method is rarely used, and in some countries it is prohibited altogether. The vast majority of intended parents want to have a child with a genetic link, so gestational surrogacy is the most common. An embryo created by the method of in vitro fertilization (IVF) using the egg and sperm of the intended parents is transferred to the uterus of the gestational surrogate. A child born using this method is biologically related to the intended parents. The main reason why people turn to surrogate motherhood is the inability of a woman to carry and give birth to a child on her own due to medical problems. It is also the only option for single people and same-sex couples. It is necessary to understand that any pregnancy and childbirth are associated with health risks, so the best option for selecting a surrogate mother is to contact a surrogacy agency. There, the intended parents will receive professional support and get rid of unnecessary problems and stress. The agency will also provide specialized legal assistance and full support of all legal documents that are necessary for the course and completion of the process.