Surrogacy in the U.S. is available for all family models. There are no restrictions for Intended Parents who want to welcome a baby to their family through surrogacy. Other countries don’t permit single parents, unmarried couples, homosexual couples, or Intended Parent(s) who need a double donor to become a parent through surrogacy due to legislation. Here in the U.S., anyone can become a parent through surrogacy.
Although surrogacy in other countries may be substantially cheaper, it also means that your Surrogate won’t get the same level of care and compensation she deserves. By doing surrogacy in the U.S. you can rest assured that your Surrogate Mother is being properly cared for and receives a generous amount of compensation that is tied to the average living wages of the state she lives in. Surrogates from poor countries see surrogacy as a chance to get out of poverty or may even be pressured to turn to surrogacy. U.S. Surrogates often have an altruistic motive. There are plenty of other ways to make money so if a woman in the U.S. chooses to do surrogacy it is always paired with the desire to make another family’s dream come true.
|COUNTRY||Single Women||Single Men||Unmarried Couples||LBGT||IP(s) Do NOT Need To Have Medical Indication||IP Does Not Have to Be National Of The Country||Surrogacy With Double Donor Allowed (both egg and sperm donor)||IPs Can Be Of Any Age||Surrogacy Laws In Place Protecting The IP and Surrogate||PGD ALLOWED|
|USA||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||YES Both Medical Reasons and Gender Selection|
|Cyprus||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO*||Only For Medical Reasons|
|Czech Republic||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO*||Only For Medical Reasons|
|Greece||YES (need medical indication though)||NO||Yes||NO||Yes||NO (>50 years)||NO*||Only For Medical Reasons|
|Mexico||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO*||YES Both Medical Reasons and Gender Selection|
|Russia||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO||NO||Yes||Yes||Yes||NO*||Only For Medical Reasons|
|Ukraine||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||Yes||NO||Yes||Yes||Only For Medical Reasons|
An unregulated surrogacy program is just a private agreement between the Intended Parents and the Surrogate. The contract has no legal weight and can’t be enforced. There is no legal protection for the parents if the Surrogate should choose to change her mind and request custody of the baby. Any dispute of the child’s custody will be resolved in local Family Court, where laws invariably support the rights of the birth mother. The lack of any legal framework opens the possibility of “regulation at whim” of the local authorities. This has happened several times in other countries where, in the absence of a legal framework, a conservative administration proclaimed overnight (literally) that surrogacy would be treated as a form of Human Trafficking. The result was swift, unexpected and severe actions by the local police against both Intended Parents and Surrogates.
Physician’s Surrogacy works with leading fertility clinics throughout the United States, and the list is continuously evolving. Our obstetrics background and surrogacy expertise provide a seamless transition from your IVF center’s setting and supports you throughout your surrogacy journey. We are committed to maintaining an equitable standard of care as we manage the exciting final phase of starting or growing your family. If you don’t see your clinic on the list, don’t worry, we are happy to connect with them. Please get in touch with us with any questions.
Here is a list of fertility clinics we have worked with: