Similar to the US, Mexico has different states and each has different legislation and Mexican surrogacy law. Accordingly, while Tabasco State banned Surrogacy for foreigners recently, other Mexican states have no surrogacy laws. As a result, a number of Mexico-only and hybrid programs continue to be offered, particularly in Mexico City and Cancun, Quinta Roo which both offer IVF facilities. Intended parents can maintain contact with their surrogates throughout—and beyond—their pregnancies, if they wish. Mexican egg donors remain anonymous. Caucasian and Latin Sperm and Egg Donors are available
Following delivery, the surrogate’s name and the genetically linked father go on the Mexican Birth Certificate. Once the surrogate in mexico has signed a document giving her permission, the intended parents can take their child out of Mexico.
Ongoing counseling and support is provided to surrogates throughout the pregnancy by the surrogacy agency in Mexico. Surrogates live in their homes during Mexico surrogacy, with the full support of their families.
Increasingly, US-based agencies recruit US surrogates. IVF processes and embryo transfer commonly occurs in Mexico City or Cancun with the help of surrogacy clinics in Mexico. Often the legal components may be done in California. Births may occur in the US. It is possible to bring your own surrogate and /or known donor.
Surrogates and Egg Donors Cost in Mexico
One of the key reasons to why most of the American parents opt for a Mexican surrogate is due to the surrogacy cost Mexico. Surrogacy costs in Mexico would range in between $60,000 to $64,000.Still, if the parents have also opted for an egg donor; the overall cost would surge further due to the same.
Moreover, the egg donor cost in Mexico would range between $8000 and $10000 and it further depends on the overall egg donation program cost Mexico. The same cost can go higher if the couples are dealing with a mexico surrogacy agency.
|Access for gay/single IPs||Yes|
|Time to exit post-birth||Allow 4 weeks for US citizens, 8-12 weeks if from other countries|
|Legal Considerations||No legal protections|
|DNA Testing of child||Depends on your home country if necessary, and if so whether test needs to be done at the embassy or a specified list of labs|
|Altruistic or Commercial||Altruistic (ie the surrogate can not personally profit from carrying your child)|
|Baseline Surrogacy Costs||US$47,000 – $70,000|
|Who on birth certificate?||Intended father and surrogate|