Why Should You Consider Surrogacy in the United States?
Gestational surrogacy is an incredible family-building option that has helped so many become parents when they otherwise could not. However, surrogacy is prohibited in many countries around the world, including France, Germany, and Switzerland. Other countries face ample restrictions, including Sweden, Spain, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and The Netherlands. As a result, many Europeans turn to the United States for surrogacy and egg donation.
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 through U.S. surrogacy 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 (both are 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 4-6 weeks of their children’s discharge from the hospital with the birth certificate and U.S. passports. They can also obtain passports from their home country while in the U.S. or upon return. Depending on legal work, you may be able to go home sooner.