Although the rates of assisted reproduction in Spain are quite high, the truth is that there are many couples with fertility problems who do not reach their goal. Many of them end up resorting to surrogacy, also known as a surrogate mother or womb. Homosexual couples who want to have children and want at least one member of the couple to be a biological father, or who have problems adopting, also opt for this alternative, in addition to single men who want to be parents.
The so-called surrogacy is a practice by which a woman agrees to carry a baby by renouncing all her rights in favor of another person or partner. As you know, this process involves numerous ethical, economic and legal complications. In fact, the belly of rent is permitted only in a few countries. We talk about the legislation in six of them below.
First of all, we want to talk about the United States, where surrogacy is allowed by law or by jurisprudence in the following states: Nevada, California, Texas, Illinois, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Florida, Delaware, New Jersey, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Washington. Of course, you should know that in some of them only altruistic surrogacy is accepted and others do not allow this technique to single women and men or homosexual couples. In addition, it is important to bear in mind that the cost varies between 80,000 and 150,000 euros.
Another American country that allows surrogacy is Canada. In this case, it is legalized for all family models, although the law establishes different restrictions that make the search for a surrogate mother difficult. For example, the purpose must be altruistic, that is, financial compensation is not allowed, although the applicant must pay all expenses derived from the pregnancy. It is important to note that in the province of Quebec this practice is not legalized.
We moved to Europe to talk about Russia, a country that allows surrogacy to heterosexual couples and single women who cannot become pregnant. Of course, Russian law does not allow the pregnant woman to contribute her eggs , but they must come from the couple or from a donor. The price of the process ranges between 35,000 and 45,000 euros.
Ukraine also allows this practice, although only to married heterosexual couples. In addition, it is mandatory that, at least the father, contributes his genetic material. On the other hand, it is only allowed when the intended mother cannot become pregnant or if doing so could put her health or that of the future baby at risk. We also want to comment that in Ukraine there are several surrogacy agencies , so it is easy for future parents to find a surrogate mother and clinics to carry out the process. The price of the process ranges between 28,000 and 40,000 euros.
Another country in Europe that allows surrogacy is Greece, yes, for heterosexual couples and single women who cannot have children in any other way. Since 2014 this practice is allowed for foreign citizens. The approximate cost is between 35,000 and 50,000 euros. However, there are some problems to obtain filiation in Spain and to be able to register the baby. Therefore, it has not yet become a destination chosen by the Spanish.
Finally, we want to talk about Georgia, a country that accepts surrogacy for women who do not have a uterus or who suffer from any malformation or inability to conceive. In addition, you should know that this practice is only allowed to married heterosexual couples, so homosexual couples and women and men who want to be parents alone are excluded. The cost ranges between 30,000 and 40,000 euros.