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international surrogacy costsA key question for many is where to access surrogacy or donor eggs. If it is legal in your country and you can afford it and can locate a suitable donor or surrogate, that may be the ideal option. (see Countries Allowing Surrogacy Globally)

Before progressing, talk to us . We can assist with

  1. Timelines until you can expect to be a parent
  2. Advice on published and hidden costs
  3. Enrolling you without needing to travel
  4. Shipping your sperm or embryos
  5. Guarantee programs – what they are and which are really fixed cost
  6. Verified Parent feedback on the best and worst providers
  7. Explaining what legal protections  are offered
  8. Determining what programs you are eligible for based on your location, marital status, age and medical needs 
  9. Getting you overseas or home quickly post birth
  10. Health insurance advice
  11. Trustworthy professional referrals
  12. Cross cultural advice on surrogate contact, birth protocols

The table below summarises differences by countries which provide surrogacy programs

Country Limitations Egg Donors
AUSTRALIA Altruistic surrogacy only available. No donor or surrogate matching available. Advertising for surrogates not legal. All donors must be identified

 

Ethics committee approval often required. Foreigners cannot access surrogacy in Australia

User groups such as www.eggdonationaustralia.com.au can provide
CANADA Altruistic surrogacy only available. Foreigners can access surrogacy via separate Egg donor providers
COLOMBIA Foreign nationals allowed to engage.
Altruistic
Donors, if required, must be anonymous. Eggs/embryos/sperm are able to be shipped directly from your registered clinic.
GREECE Heterosexual couples and single females eligible. Foreign nationals allowed to engage. Surrogate cannot be compensated beyond out-of-pocket expenses Donors, if required, must be anonymous. Eggs/embryos/sperm are able to be shipped directly from your registered clinic.
GEORGIA Compensated surrogacy available  to heterosexual couples, including foreigners. Legal protections in place Has been closed to new arrangements since march 2020 due to Covid
INDIA Only available for Indian residents In-country donors are anonymous however donor photos may be available other details provided: age, height, weight, previous donation history, children, blood group, education level/ occupation
ISRAEL Altruistic surrogacy available only to heterosexual Israeli residents  
KENYA Compensated surrogacy available to locals and foreigners. No legal protection Dangerous for gay couples due to local prejudices
MEXICO  Tabasco state closed to surrogacy. Other states have no legal protections. Embryo transfer occurs in Cancun or Mexico City often Caucasian and Latin Sperm and Egg Donors available. Possible to bring your own surrogate and /or known donor. No waiting list
NIGERIA Altruistic and commercial surrogacy available to Nigerian heterosexual residents Egg donors available
SOUTH AFRICA Altruistic surrogacy available to heterosexual South African residents  
THAILAND Only available altruistically to Thai residents  
UK Altruistic surrogacy only available. Advertising for surrogates not legal Foreigners cannot access surrogacy in UK
UKRAINE Only heterosexual married couples Caucasian, offer photos with family history, occupation/ area of study, previous donor history and physical details.
USA Gay and heterosexual foreigners can access surrogacy here see surrogacy laws by US state Very wide range available from donor agencies or privately
Country Approx Costs($US) Egg Donors Years Experience Legal Issues
AUSTRALIA IVF: $20,000
Expenses: $15,000
Legals & counselling: $12,000
Known donors <10 years Transfer of legal parentage available 4-6 months post birth if uncompensated surrogacy used domestically.
CANADA $95,000 Known donors  15 years Transfer of parentage. Canadian passport available
COLOMBIA $66,340+ Anonymous donors >15 years Colombian passport available
GEORGIA $45,000+ known donors only  12 years Intended Parents named on birth certificate to meet the criteria of countries such as the UK, single surrogates are available and DNA testing is available
GREECE $78,000+ anonymous donors only 10+ years Recently opened up to foreigners
Parents names on the BC as mother and father. Court case prior to IVF ensures transfer of parentage occurs before embryo transfer
KENYA $40,000   <3 years  No legal protection
MEXICO $49,000+ unknown 6 years  
UK   varies >15 years Transfer of legal parentage available
USA $130,000+ Varies by agency 30 years Parents names on the BC as mother and father
UKRAINE $50,000+ anonymous donors only ~7 years Intended Parents named on birth certificate. No eligibility for Ukraine citizenship

Before progressing, talk to us. It will save you heartache, time and money