Surrogacy & Donor Law By Country

The following countries allow specified types of surrogacy or egg donation within their own jurisdictions. Where a process is not allowed within a country, citizens of that country will often engage in a country which does allow it

Australia   Residents only, heterosexual, GLBTI
Austria Prohibited Prohibited
Brazil   heterosexuals & gay men, accept foreigners. Surrogate must be a relative
Canada (some provinces)   All, accept foreigners
China Prohibited Prohibited
Columbia All, accept foreigners  
North Cyprus accept foreigners, limited surrogate  
France Prohibited Prohibited
Georgia Heterosexual couples, accept foreigners  
Germany Prohibited Prohibited
Greece   Heterosexual  couples & single women, accept foreigners
Hong Kong   Yes
India   Residents only
Ireland Prohibited No laws (unregulated)
Israel   Resident heterosexuals only
Italy Prohibited Prohibited
Kazakhstan   Heterosexuals, accept foreigners
Kenya (unregulated) All, accept foreigners (not recommended for gay couples)  
Malaysia (unregulated) Heterosexual, accept foreigners (unregulated) Yes
Mexico (unregulated) All, accept foreigners Yes
Nepal Prohibited Prohibited
Netherlands   Residents only
New Zealand   Residents only
Nicaragua All (unregulated), accept foreigners  
Nigeria Heterosexuals only, accept foreigners  
Norway Prohibited Prohibited
Russia Heterosexual couples, accept foreigners  
South Africa   Residents only
Sweden Prohibited Prohibited
Switzerland Prohibited Prohibited
United Kingdom Residents only, married or defacto, heterosexual or GLBTI
 Ukraine Heterosexual married couples, accept foreigners  
(California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia)
Varies by state, many states accept foreigners & gay singles & couples yes

Donor Laws By Country

COUNTRY Donor Laws
Australia Must be known
Belgium anonymous only
Bulgaria anonymous only
Czech Republic anonymous only
Cyprus anonymous or known
Denmark anonymous only
France anonymous only
Georgia must be known
Greece anonymous only
Portugal anonymous only
Ukraine Anonymous only
United Kingdom Must be known
USA Known or anonymous

What recognition will my government grant children through cross-border surrogacy citizenship?

COUNTRY Citizenship Legal Parental Status
Austria No  
Australia Yes,  based on DNA link or court order No
China  No  No
Germany If a single surrogate is used  If a single surrogate is used
Italy No  
Nigeria Yes  
Switzerland No  
Sweden   Yes, social services starts an investigation with the district court . Takes months for biological parent to become legal guardian. other parent files for adoption
 UK  Yes Yes, via an application to High Court within 6 months of birth
USA Yes, awarded prior to exit from
source country,