There are two kinds of surrogacy that determine how surrogate parents move forward. Gestational surrogacy, which often uses IVF, entails the egg from the intended mother (or egg donor) being fertilized by the intended father’s sperm (or sperm donor). This embryo is then placed into the uterus of the surrogate mother, who carried the baby until birth. Traditional surrogacy is when the surrogate mother gets artificically inseminated by the father’s sperm, who, once impregnated, carries the baby until birth. It is up to the intended parents to decide what route is best for them. The Direct Surrogate App makes it easier to connect with surrogate mothers who match intended parents’ needs.