Laws Governing Surrogacy
There are a few countries that have specific laws in their country overseeing surrogacy – the United States, Russia and Ukraine to name three. Some countries absolutely prohibit surrogacy, others have strict guidelines (maybe only a relative can carry for you), while others require at least one genetic parent. Some countries have no laws but are offering surrogacy – in which case if all goes smoothly you will be fine, but if a problem arises you will have no legal standing and may not be allowed to keep your child. Also your home country may have laws about whether or not a child born abroad through surrogacy can be brought home and become a citizen of your country, so it is very important to check with an attorney in your own country before pursuing surrogacy abroad. Â We always recommend that you contact an immigration or family lawyer in the country you live in to check on what laws and restrictions may effect you at home, and to also check with a lawyer who handles surrogacy in the country you are going to and see what issues and complications could possibly arise. Some countries will do blood tests on the child before allowing them to receive a passport at home, and some countries will not allow you to get a passport where the child was born without the intended parent having familial ties to that country. Taking these precautions and talking to experts may save you heartache and legal troubles in the future.