Thailand surrogacy- Gaining popularity!
Although surrogacy in Thailand is practiced since couples of years, but due to ban on single parent surrogacy in India, Thailand Surrogacy is consistently catering the surrogacy for LGBT community. Every month hundreds of Intended parents, mostly singles are opting for surrogacy in Thailand. Especially, when it comes to gay surrogacy, Thailand is becoming favorable destination as Thailand is one of the only few countries which allow gay surrogacy. With advanced medical care, low cost gay surrogacy program, steady and but improving success rate, and availability of pool of healthy donors and surrogates surrogacy in Thailand has gain momentum and many IPs already gone home with babies.
Legally, child born thorough surrogacy is not stateless, he/she has Thai citizenship and can obtain Thai passport. In Thailand, surrogate mother is considered legitimate mother of baby and her names come in baby birth certificate along with Intended Father (only if she is single). So, Intended Parents has two options either they can take baby home as Thai citizen, after getting Thai passport and then apply for legitimization of baby in their country court. They can get an affidavit from the surrogate that she relinquishes her right.
The other option is longer but when you go home with surrogate baby-baby is citizen of your country and has passport of your country with full legal right over baby. In this process-Court order is needed for legitimize of IF as father of child and for this surrogate and IF need to go to District Office with an affidavit. Surrogate mother formally declares in court that she relinquishes any parental responsibility over baby and transfer full parental responsibly to IF. This process can take up to 60 days and baby also need to be registered in local Thai address. This process can be started after getting the baby birth certificate and DNA Test.
Below are some factors which make Thailand good surrogacy option:
No Surrogacy Laws
There is no surrogacy guidelines in Thailand, meaning surrogacy services are neither allowed and nor prohibited. However, looking at the increased number couples opting surrogacy in Thailand, Thai Cabinet has introduced a draft which covers most aspect of the surrogacy in Thailand. The purpose of this draft is to safeguard the surrogate mothers interest and to clarify the legal standing of Intended Parents and to provide protection to the child born through Assisted Reproduction Technologies.
Thailand Surrogacy LGBT Friendly
In Thailand, all Intended Parents can fulfill their dream of parenthood irrespective of their gender or sexual inclination. More and more single parents are choosing Thailand after the single parent surrogacy ban in India. So we can say single parent/gay surrogacy in Thailand is very popular.
The cost of infertility treatments including surrogacy in Thailand and IVF-ICSI in Thailand is affordable, this mean Intended Parents can save up to 50% of total cost as compare to US, Australia and European countries. However, it should not be mistaken with compromise with quality of medical services and success rate. The reason for low cost is availability of surrogate mothers and egg donors in abundance and low cost skilled medical staff.
Advance Medical Facility
The fertility clinics in Thailand have all modern technologies which are at par with western countries and have highly skilled and board certified medical staff. They continue to advance their education by participating in training and leading conferences. Most doctors in Thailand have gained advanced skills in specialized areas of fertility.
IVF for HIV Positive Parents
Thailand is one of the few countries which accept HIV positive Intended Parents for infertility treatments. The process involves sperm washing and separating the actual sperms that will fertilize eggs from the seminal fluid, which is the part that is infectious that carries the HIV virus.
We all know that how exhausted and stressful infertility treatments could be, the scenic beauty and tranquil and calming surrounding of Thailand can be great way of escaping treatment stress. Thailand is well known for their warm hospitality and ancient culture with modern facility which makes Thailand one of the most sought out tourist destination in Asia.