Quoting ℳizz ℊiz. :" Good luck!! I read that you will be a gestational carrier?? If you don't mind me asking, would you be ... [snip!] ... what is involved and how it is different than a surrogate?? I didn't even know there was something else besides surrogate."
A surrogate is a woman who is blood related to the baby. They typically just inseminate the surrogate and then the woman gives up all (or most) rights to the child when it's born. A gestational carrier is someone who is not biologically related to the fetus at all. We used an egg donor and the husbands sperm to make the embryos. I had moral issues with being a surrogate....I knew I wouldn't be able to give up a baby that was half mine. So I decided on the gestational carrier route!
Surrogacy was big in the 90's but most days it's a gestational carrier. Most people just refer to us as surrogates because it's easier to understand.