What if Surrogacy is not legal in my country?
If Surrogacy is banned in your country it does not automatically mean that
you can not go for Surrogacy abroad. As the Surrogacy process might be confusing for Intended
parents, our lawyer will provide you with high-quality legal advice, assist you in drafting
Surrogacy agreements and obtaining the essential Surrogacy paperwork. Your legal parental rights
over a child will be established, and you will obtain professional legal guidance.
Is the baby genetically related to the Surrogate?
No, the baby is biologically related to the Intended parent(s) who
contribute the egg cells and/or sperm when the embryo is created, not to the Surrogate mother. That
means that if Intended parents need the help of an Egg and/or a sperm donor to create an embryo, the
baby will be biologically related to the donor(s). If the egg cells and/or sperm come from the
Intended parents, then the baby is biologically related to them. Again, when it comes to genetics,
what matters is the egg and sperm — the uterus doesn’t have anything to do with it.
How much contact do Surrogates and Intended parents share with each other?
It depends on the mutual agreement, relationship and the preferences of a
Surrogate mother and Intended parents. Most IPs and Surrogates enjoy to be in touch before, during
and even after the Surrogacy journey while some Intended partners prefer less contact and would like
to go their separate ways after child birth. Intended parents will usually know when their Surrogate
has check-up and are updated about her health state and development of the fetus. Because of the
emotional and personal nature of surrogacy, many Іurrogates and IPs form a close and lasting
friendship between the two families.
Is Surrogate paid, and if so, how much?
Not all surrogates are paid, but most are. There’s “altruistic” and
“compensated” surrogacy. Surrogates go through a lot for someone else’s family. While all surrogates
do this because they want to help, in commercial surrogacy, Intended parents will typically pay the
Surrogate fee in addition to any medical expenses and loss of work expenses the surrogate incurs
during the process. Paying compensation is allowed in the countries where commercial surrogacy is
allowed by Law. Remember that a surrogate will need to take time away from work and her children for
surrogacy as well as pregnancy-related appointments and recovery. She’ll also be making significant
sacrifices to her time and body, and she’s putting forth no small effort into this journey.
Reimbursement of current expenses related to pregnancy such as loss wage, expenses for living, food,
travel, babysitter for her own children are fair and reasonable. The last one is considered to be
the altruistic form of Surrogacy. It’s one of the common myths that surrogates get rich from
surrogacy or do this only for the reason of earning money.
How long does Surrogacy take?
From the time a person begins the process to the moment the baby is born,
it usually takes from 1 year and 2 months up to 1.5 year. There are a number of variables that will
affect this: time spent waiting for a match with a Surrogate mother, if Egg donor is required, how
long it takes for the Surrogate to become pregnant, if she will get pregnant from the first embryo
How much does Surrogacy cost?
Cost of the Surrogacy depends on the country where the Surrogacy journey
takes place as well if Intended parents have any specific needs. Intended parents can expect to pay
around 66,000 EUR in Colombia and around 150,000 EUR in the US. Surrogacy can certainly be costly.
However, our manager will provide you with some tips and recommendations to try to keep the costs as
low as possible. Contact us!
Do children born via surrogacy show any differences from “traditionally”
Current research on surrogacy and IVF states that children born and adults
show no physical difference from anyone else. People often worry if there will be any mental or
emotional ramifications to individuals born via surrogate. The answer seems to depend on whether or
not the parents keep the child’s history a secret from him or her. If the parents tell the child his
or her surrogacy story early on, reports have shown the children to be as well-adjusted as anyone
else. Closed vs. open adoption is a good example of how openness affects the long-term happiness of
Won’t the surrogate want to keep the baby? Can she keep the baby? Won’t
she become attached?
It's one of the most popular myths, but it's not actually an issue. One of
the requirements for a surrogate when she works with an agency is that she must be raising her own
child. Surrogates have completed their own families, and now they just want to help someone else
complete theirs. You should keep in mind that in gestational surrogacy, the surrogate isn’t
biologically related to the baby at all. While women do become attached to the baby that they carry
for nine months, surrogates routinely say that their surrogate pregnancies didn’t emotionally feel
like their pregnancies with their own children. They often say it feels more like “babysitting,” so
it is a happy moment to hand the baby to the intended parents, not a sad one. Additionally, it’s
usually not even possible for the surrogate to keep the baby, because the intended parents are the
legal parents, as well as often the biological parents.