While there are no surrogacy-specific laws in Colombia, there aren’t any bans on surrogacy either. The Constitution states: “Children born in or out of wedlock, adopted and procreated naturally or with scientific assistance, have equal rights and duties.”
A Constitutional Court ruling of 2009 in regards to surrogacy Columbia further clarified that: “In the Colombian legal system there is no express prohibition for the realization of this type of agreement. However, regarding the techniques of assisted reproduction, within which surrogate or surrogate motherhood is located; the doctrine has considered that they are legitimated legally.”
The Colombian constitution does not allow discrimination, so all singles, heterosexual couples, and same-sex couples are eligible as long as there is a genetic link to the baby. Therefore, all the same-sex couples that didn’t get the desired outcome in other countries due to a ban on surrogacy can really get benefitted with available options for gay surrogacy
This was recognized by the Constitutional Court in 2015 which ruled that excluding same-sex parents as potential adopters was a limitation of the right of children to have a family and not be separated from it.
Equal rights also extend to foreigners in Article 100 of the Constitution in regards to best surrogacy and this further grants foreigners the same civil rights and guarantees as those granted to citizens.
Therefore, after getting aboard with Columbia surrogacy clinics, the Intended parents must provide a recent criminal record check and undertake a psycho-social evaluation.
Surrogacy is lawful only where
– it is altruistic (Expenses only can be paid)
– the surrogate’s eggs are not used
– there is a physiological problem conceiving
– the surrogate is mentally and physically healthy and has her own child(ren)
* The surrogate, having signed informed consent and undertaken embryo
transfer, is obligated to give up the child
* The biological parents cannot refuse to care for the child
* Next-of-kin must be nominated to ensure that another party will care for
the child in any case where the biological parents die prior to delivery
* The surrogate may terminate the pregnancy where this is medically
* All surrogates and newborns are covered by insurance
Under Columbian law, donors must be anonymous. Moreover, an egg donor has to meet the basic qualification criteria to stay eligible for egg donation in Columbia. Hence, if you are not sure about ‘how to approach the right egg donor’, its always advisable to contact an our agency.
The initial birth certificate will list the surrogate and the biological father. It is possible to undertake a court process to remove the surrogate from this document
Colombian providers have only been taking foreign surrogacy cases since late 2018. The first births have occurred for US citizens in September 2019.
This is legal and available via PGS techniques
Colombia’s cost of living is approximately one-third of California’s. This means significantly lower fees for medical care and surrogate compensation when compared with the US.
Surrogates earn the same or more than their US counterparts when adjusting for average incomes in the two nations.
The different costs of living mean that a surrogate earning $15,000 in Bogota earns the equivalent of a US surrogate paid $45,000.
IVF costs that might be $25,000 in the US are a fraction of that in Colombia.
Both shipped embryo and ‘guarantee’ egg-donor programs are available, starting from US$56,000.
A range of additional fees are payable if a surrogate is changed or there are multiples or miscarriage
Where to Stay in Bogota
https://www.wellnesshotelspa.com/ is in the medical precinct, so convenient for clinic visits but is not exciting for a longer term stay
Zona Rosa / Zona T are the ideal areas to stay (Hotel or Air BnB) given their good shopping, eating and culture. The large Andino mall has stores with baby products
Surrogacy & Egg Donation is a complex area and you deserve to know everything involved. Too often intended parents engage without full awareness of the risks and how best to minimise the chance of problems. To book in for a Surrogacy Advice Consultation with Growing Families Director Sam Everingham see our Surrogacy Advice
Expert providers and parents who have completed their family via this destination frequently talk at Growing Families Events. To attend an event to learn more about this destination and other options see our Event Schedule