• COUNTRY

    LIMITATIONS

  • AUSTRALIA

    Altruistic surrogacy only available. No donor or surrogate matching available. Advertising for surrogates not legal.

    Ethics committee approval often required

    Foreigners cannot access surrogacy in Australia

  • CAMBODIA

    Only one IVF clinic which has been operational only 10 months.

    Absence of laws pertaining to surrogacy No laws protecting the rights of surrogates or intended parents.

    Few IVF physicians. Limited capacity.

    Surrogates can only be recruited by word-of-mouth.

  • CANADA

    Altruistic surrogacy only available.Foreigners can access surrogacy

  • CYPRUS

    Clinics are not legally able to provide surrogates. Instead you must work with a third party who provides surrogates. For Gay couples and singles, legal protection of parentage is only available using a US or EU surrogate

  • CYPRUS-USA

    Flying US surrogate to Cyprus for Embryo transfer, gestation & birth in USA.IVF costs significantly reduced. Advantageous for EU IPs not wishing to travel to the US for IVF & American IP’s wanting to lower IVF costs.

  • GREECE

    Surrogate cannot be compensated beyond out-of-pocket expenses.

  • INDIA

    Only heterosexual couples married for >2 years Your home country must permit surrogacy. IPs cannot be present for delivery Surrogate breast milk generally unavailable. Expressed milk may be available on negotiation gender selection unavailable. Scans during pregnancy will not reveal sex.

  • MEXICO

    Increasingly popular Surrogate birth only legal in Tabasco state (Villahermosa)

    Embryo transfer occurs in Cancun or Mexico City often

  • NEPAL

    Increasingly popular. Only non-Nepalese can be surrogates, so all surrogates relocate from India

    Currently > 8 offshore agencies working with 3-4 locally-based embryologists and IVF specialists.

  • POLAND

    Surrogacy IVF cycles take place in India, so both you and the surrogate travel there for the transfer

  • THAILAND

    No longer available to foreigners

  • UK

    Altruistic surrogacy only available. Advertising for surrogates not legal foreigners cannot access surrogacy in UK

  • UKRAINE/ GEORGIA

    Only heterosexual married couples