Intended parents are those who have attempted to have children in the past but have failed to do so. In many cases, intended parents have tried for years to have a biological child using every method available, including natural methods, IVF treatment, and ICSI, but have been unsuccessful. Intended parents are passionate about becoming parents and hence consider surrogacy as a method of conceiving a child.
When it comes to becoming an intended parent, there are no hard and fast rules. As there is no such thing as a “typical” intended parent, intended parents might be any type of couple or single person.
An intended parent can be:
- Men who are single and desire to start a family
- Single women who are unable to bear a child to term due to infertility or health concerns
- Male couples of the same sex
- Female couples of the same sex
- Heterosexual couples who are facing Infertility and the inability to carry a child
Age plays a crucial role here as older individuals are at greater risk of being infertile. Although these days, younger intended parents are also quite affected. Often, among heterosexual couples, the female partner is blamed for not being able to carry a child and is assumed that it is only the female partner’s health that is compromised. In reality, infertility affects more than just women; roughly one-third of infertility cases are contributed by men.