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 is partnered with leading fertility clinics all over the United States. Due to our stringent medical screening, short matching times, and smooth process, these clinics entrust us with their patients. Please contact us if you don’t see your clinic on the list. We consistently try to update our list of partners.
Here is a list of fertility clinics we are partnered with:
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