Deciding On Where To Engage
A key question for many is where to access surrogacy. If it is legal in your country and you can afford it and can locate a suitable surrogate, surrogacy in your home country is the ideal option. (see Countries Allowing Surrogacy)
Before choosing a destination, find out
- What legal protections if any does the jurisdiction offer to intended parents and surrogates?
- Is transfer of legal parentage available in the jurisdiction in question?
- What are the eligibility criteria for surrogacy (Do you need to be a citzen of that country? Is it available to single men? Gay couples? Unmarried heterosexual couples?)
- How long are the exit requirements post birth?
- Is surrogate compensation allowed?
- Is Health insurance available for the surrogate and any post birth complications?
- Are contracts legally enforceable?
- What Neo-Natal Intensive Care Facilities are available?
- What do these cost?
- Can the intended parent(s) be present at the birth?
Regulatory Issues which may be relevant
- Is there a Medical Registry for updating the medical history of the surrogates or the children?
- Is there a registry for the surrogate and children to exchange information when the child reaches maturity?
The table below lists issues related to surrogacy in various countries which allow it.
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