Surrogacy is a huge decision, not to be taken lightly. But it’s a decision that changed my life, the lives of the people that I had children for, and my children’s lives. Having said that, how did I come to this decision? Well, interestingly, I was looking on Craigslist for someone to do my yard […]
Currently, surrogates who give birth in Ireland are treated in law as the mothers of the children they deliver. But a married Irish couple who completed a gestational surrogacy arrangement with the wife’s sister is challenging this policy in an action currently before Ireland’s High Court. The surrogate supports her sister’s request to replace her as the mother […]
At age 26, I was on my own, self-sufficient, secure and independent. I was already a few years into building my career as an adolescent therapist; a job that well suited me. I had my own apartment, and was about to move in with my boyfriend of several years. I took care of myself physically and […]
Tourist visa is not the appropriate visa category and such foreigners will be liable for action for violation of visa conditions. The appropriate visa category for commissioning surrogacy is a medical visa.
The foreign man and woman intending to commission surrogacy should be duly married and the marriage should have sustained for at least two years. Please also note that current Indian laws do not recognize gay marriages.
Until last month, surrogacy in India was an option for intended parents of all backgrounds—including gay couples, single individuals, and unmarried straight couples. This set India apart from most other surrogacy destinations with stricter requirements,many of which only permit uncompensated surrogacy or limit surrogacy to heterosexual married couples. While the United States remains a popular […]
Any person or entity who or which is involved in, or induces, arranges, or otherwise assists in the formation of a surrogate parenting contract for a fee, compensation, or other remuneration, or otherwise violates this section, shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both. DC CODE § 16-402(b) (emphasis added)
The District of Columbia Council will consider a bill to legalize surrogacy in the U.S. capital this year. In Washington, D.C., surrogacy agreements are currently prohibited and those who participate in compensated surrogacy arrangements can face a fine or imprisonment. Any person or entity who or which is involved in, or induces, arranges, or otherwise […]