Legal Surrogacy Countries That Parents Should Know

Legal Surrogacy Countries That Parents Should Know

by Neelam Chhagani

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Surrogacy is an arrangement between a woman to carry and delivery baby for another individual or couple who are unable to conceive for any reason.  As we know that the surrogacy process is a complicated and lengthy process, so opting for legal surrogacy countries is an absolute must.

Of all infertility treatments, IVF Surrogacy is the most complicated and costly enterprise. Around 10% of couples, who go for infertility treatments, end up opting surrogacy as their path of parenthood.

Increasing numbers of heterosexual are choosing surrogacy process due to the following reason:

1. Sever medical condition like a heart condition, High Blood Pressure, thyroid, etc. which makes pregnancy very risky for a female partner.
2. Medical problems with her uterus.
3. Due to hysterectomy that removed her uterus.
4. Some women choose surrogacy after an unsuccessful attempt to get pregnant with a variety of assisted-reproduction techniques (ART), such as IVF.
5. Age-related infertility

Besides the above factors, surrogacy has also made parenthood possible for people who cannot have a baby due to marital status or due to sexual inclination. That means for gay couple surrogacy is the only option left to be parents.

Surrogacy is also a preferred option over adoption as a baby born via surrogacy is genetically linked with Intended Parents.

There are different types of surrogacy arrangement:

Gestational surrogacy where the surrogate is the only carrier of the baby but has no genetic link with the baby. In this case, gametes of both biological parents are used for fertilization, and resulting embryos are placed in the uterus of a surrogate mother, in the hope of implantation.

Traditional surrogacy is an arrangement where the surrogate mother is genetically linked with the baby, meaning, her gametes are used for fertilization.

Altruistic Surrogacy is a condition where surrogate mother received no financial benefit for her pregnancy, although expenses related to pregnancy care and loss of work are paid by the intended parents.

Commercial surrogacy is a form of agreement in which a gestational carrier is paid to carry the full child term in her womb. This kind of arrangement is legal in many countries, the USA, Ukraine, Georgia and Russia.

There are quite a few countries which allow surrogacy, however, which country you choose again depends on many factors like your marital status, your citizenship, sexual inclination, and your financial situation.

For example, you can do surrogacy in India, only if you are an Indian citizen and are married heterosexual couples.

For surrogacy in Ukraine and Georgia, only married heterosexual couples are the requirement and no medical permission needed.

Legal surrogacy countries worldwideLegal surrogacy countries where surrogacy is allowed and done widely along with surrogacy cost, are:

IVF & Surrogacy in the USA (Los Angeles)

One cycle IVF Surrogacy cost- 115,000 USD

IVF & surrogacy is done in one of the leading fertility and best clinics in LA.  The full package includes your surrogate, clinic procedures, & legal fees.   Available to all, married couples, singles or LGBT couples. The USA is a popular gay surrogacy country but with exceptional high cost. Few State in the USA like California is recommended for gay surrogacy.

IVF with Guarantee Surrogacy Baby in Cancun, Mexico

IVF with local Mexico Egg Donor and Surrogate Mother cost- 115,000 USD

Pregnancy Guarantee with our clinic partner in Cancun, Mexico. Includes unlimited IVF and embryo transfer procedures until you have a successful birth.  Available to all, married couples, singles or LGBT couples.

IVF with Guarantee Surrogacy Baby Kiev, Ukraine

IVF with European Egg Donor and surrogacy cost-  60,000 USD

Owing to enforceable surrogacy laws in Ukraine, surrogate mother hiring is much easy for childless couples.   Ukraine is a legally secure and affordable destination and offers guarantee baby services at an above price.   Only available to married hetero couples with a recommendation letter from a local doctor.

If you are looking for surrogacy in European countries, then Ukraine is a recommended destination, but only for married couples.  Ukraine comes under fully legal surrogacy countries with affordable cost.  

IVF with Guarantee Surrogacy Baby in Tbilisi, Georgia

IVF with European Egg Donor and surrogacy cost-  60,000 USD

This program includes unlimited IVF with an egg donor and embryo transfer procedures in surrogate mother until you have a healthy baby. This program is exceptionally in demand due to low cost and live baby birth guarantee.

The cost is less than 50% of the typical USA surrogacy cost and fully legally secure.   Available to married couples.

Georiga comes under favourable commercial surrogacy countries in Eastern Europe.  Georgia comes under fully legal surrogacy countries with affordable cost.

IVF with Guarantee Surrogacy Baby in Bogota, Colombia

Guarantee surrogacy baby cost-  64,000 USD

IVF Conceptions is an avid supporter of gay parenting.  That is why we look out for more affordable and secure surrogacy countries for gay me.

Colombia is a new and latest addition for single or LGBT ( 90% of clients are single/gay men).  This program has all the attributes needed for a good surrogacy destination for singles.

Colombia is getting popular gay surrogacy countries with low cost yet secure surrogacy option for LGBT.

IVF with Egg Donor & Surrogacy in Russia

IVF with European Egg Donor and surrogacy cost-  55,000 USD

Russia remains one of the most favourable countries for surrogacy for single and married couples.  It is the only country in eastern European, which offer surrogacy for singles.  The IVF Clinic has world class standard with an exceptionally high success rate.  The above price includes IVF, European egg donor, surrogacy services with full legal support.   Available to married couples and single parents.

Colombia is quickly emerging as a favourable gay surrogacy country.

IVF with Egg Donor & Surrogacy in Laos  

IVF with an Asian egg donor and surrogate mother cost – 60,000 USD

In Asian surrogacy is not legally secure due to Surrogacy ban from most of the countries. In Laos, there are not surrogacy laws, and the absence of laws, make it possible.  IVF is done in leading IVF Clinic with NGS facility available with good success rate. It is more popular among the same sex or single parent from Asian countries like China.   Available to all, married couples, singles or LGBT couples.

Every month we get inquiries about Thailand surrogacy, like “surrogacy in Thailand still allowed?”   

All form of surrogacy was banned in Thailand in August 2014.  However, still, a few local surrogacy agencies offer backchannel surrogacy.  Although it can be a solution for some wealthy chines single male or gay couples who wish to have a surrogacy baby in a nearby country, it comes with the risk of unregulated surrogacy.

IVF with Indian Egg Donor & Surrogacy in India  

IVF with the Indian egg donor and surrogate mother cost – 13, 00000+ INR

In India, currently, surrogacy is only allowed for Indian citizens only.  We work with one of the leading fertility clinics in the capital of India, New Delhi.  Our Clinic offers best ART practice with affordable and ethical practices.

Many prospective intended parents ask us ” If surrogacy legal in India”?

Yes, surrogacy is India is allowed for Indian citizen only.  Please refer to out “surrogacy in India” to have more information about this topic. 

Conclusion for legal surrogacy countries

No matter what surrogacy country you choose, but getting familiar with the surrogacy laws and surrogacy cost is critical. If high surrogacy cost is a constraint, we can advise you the cheapest country for surrogacy to start your surrogacy process in legal surrogacy countries only.

Are you looking to start your surrogacy process but confused from where to start?  We know too many options can be overwhelming!  We are here to help.  Contact us now to start your surrogacy journey in a legal and safe environment. 


I am Neelam Chhagani, CEO and International Patient Follow-up Manager, representing IVF Conceptions. I work as a surrogacy consultant and assist and guide the Intended Parents to become parents via surrogacy, globally.It will be my great pleasure to assist you.

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