Surrogacy in New Zealand

Surrogacy in New Zealand is only available to New Zealanders . New Zealand has laws which allow traditional or gestational surrogacy, although does not allow payments to surrogates or any surrogacy agency support with recruitment and managing the journey. There are several community-run online groups which you can join to assist you in meeting potential surrogates.

International Surrogacy

New Zealanders are able to engage in international surrogacy, however New Zealand will not issue citizenship or passports to children born via surrogacy until an adoption order has been granted by a New Zealand court.

For New Zealand citizens engaging in the US & Canada, this does not pose significant issues, as these countries will issue a US/Canadian passport to the child promptly and they can return to New Zealand on that, before applying for adoption. However for New Zealanders engaging in other countries which will not issue local passports or not issue them readily (eg Georgia, Mexico, Greece, Argentina) a longer, more complex process is required, including the issuance of a Certificate of Identity authorised by the NZ Minister for Immigration.

Engage with Growing Families

Too often intended parent(s) engage in surrogacy without full awareness of the risks and how potential hurdles can be minimised.  To assist, Growing Families have created support packages that inform, guide, and support your journey.

Our team have been helping intended parents with international family-building since 2012 and have assisted over 3000 parents.  Drawing on our extensive experience and global contacts, we can help select the right option for you.

We offer Assessment & Support Consultation Packages to discuss your unique circumstances and provide a secure pathway that best meets your family building needs. 

If you would like to discuss your situation in more detail with us, please complete this situation assessment form so we can understand your journey to date.  Then, we will be in contact to arrange a 15-minute consultation.

Growing Families also host regular events featuring expert service providers, surrogates and recent parents.  View our Event Schedule for an upcoming event near you.