More and more people in the US are using surrogacy, among them are famous stars, politicians and ordinary people. They turn to surrogate motherhood usually because they do not have the opportunity to do it on their own. This can be due to physiology, medical problems, risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth, it is also an outlet for same-sex couples and single people. In the US, there are two types of surrogacy, traditional and gestational. In the traditional method, the egg of the surrogate mother is used and she has a genetic connection with the child. When using the gestational method, an embryo created with the help of in vitro fertilization and with the use of eggs and sperm of the intended parents or donors is implanted in the uterus of the surrogate mother. So the surrogate mother has no biological connection with the child. Traditional surrogacy is almost never used. The gestational one is very popular. It is legal in 10 states. The fee for surrogacy depends on various factors and can vary, but on average you need to count on $100,000, this will include money to pay for all medical expenses, agency fees, compensation for the surrogate mother, legal fees. Surrogacy agencies offer help in all matters and make the whole process easier. They help with the selection of a surrogate mother who meets all the necessary requirements, as well as with medical and legal support of the entire process, with all communications and relieve the intended parents of unnecessary problems and stress.