DNA, or Deoxyribonucleic Acid, is the genetic coding molecule encompassing all of your inherited data.
Molecules are examined to scientifically and precisely establish the differences among individuals — the exclusive blue print of ONLY you which includes your unique characteristics.
Testing involves a simple and safe technique to amass your genetic code with a swab of the cheek cells inside your mouth implicating a cotton swab.
Why is DNA Testing implicated in Surrogacy?
With progressive technology infiltrating the world of formation and reproduction, DNA tests are executed for genetic identification and confirmation of a child created by IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) or carried by a gestational Surrogate Mother. DNA testing is employed to validate the biological connection of IVF donors.
Many states require DNA testing to satisfy the adoption or birth certificate process by the child’s biological parents; any genetic association between the Surrogate Mother and the child must be invalidated before the Intended Parents can establish full parental legalities of the child.
For an in-depth look, see our USA State by State Laws regarding Surrogacy.