Why Should You Consider Surrogacy in the United States?
Surrogacy is prohibited in France, Germany, and Switzerland and restricted in many European countries, including Sweden, Spain, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and The Netherlands. As a result, many Europeans have been turning to the USA for help in having their own biological children.
The United States is widely considered to be the preferable country for surrogacy among Europeans and other international gay and heterosexual parents due to its favorable legal, societal and medical conditions. Almost every U.S. state permits compensated surrogacy. The United States also offers a supportive environment for surrogates and intended parents.
Having children in the U.S. can be relatively easy for international intended parents. It is only necessary to come to the United States 2 to 4 times—for the clinic visit and birth (required) and for the transfer and the 20-week ultrasound (preferred). Departures from the United States are easy as well – all children born in the United States are automatically U.S. citizens. Therefore, most international intended parents return to their country within 2-3 weeks of their children’s discharge from the hospital with the birth certificate and US Passports. They can also obtain passports from their home country while in the U.S. or upon return.