Many countries ban surrogacy, while some of the destinations are ideal for conducting surrogacy. Therefore, an intended parent may need to search for domestic or international surrogacy. Being an intended parent’s most important decision is to the right selection of surrogacy destination.
The selection of destination for surrogacy depends upon many factors which include professionalism of the surrogacy clinic or agency, perfect match with the surrogate, and other assistance like egg or sperm donor, treatment facility, legal support, and a robust circumstance until intended parents go back their home with their child/ children.
Legislative and legal parameter
Currently, cross broader surrogacy is very popular. But some of these destinations which offer surrogacy service may not be well-established, or secure to conduct surrogacy or may have legal issues. Usually, the law of a country often causes a complex arrangement, which becomes a drawback and creates hurdles in this journey. Many intended parents had experienced legal hazards due to unfavorable legislation to conduct surrogacy as a foreigner. Therefore, intended parents must anticipate the problems before selecting the surrogacy destination.
Any emerging destination for pursuing surrogacy becomes a big challenge without having a supportive legal framework. Intended parents often become vulnerable if they choose such countries were no fixed surrogacy regulation issued by the government. The chances of legislative change create unnecessary chaos throughout the process and devastating outcome.
Intended parents may delays and difficulties to obtain the necessary documents for their return to their domestic country after the delivery of the child. It creates stress to an intended parent about their legal parenthood of the born child.
Trustworthy surrogacy agency
The surrogacy agency plays a crucial role in this journey. A good amount of money is involved in this process. A trustworthy surrogacy agency can support throughout the process, whereas fake surrogacy agencies can disappear before completion of their promise or withdraw their contribution in case of any unfavorable circumstances. It is always better to avoid the agencies those claim to provide their services in the destinations where legal restrictions are there to pursue surrogacy for foreigners like India, Thailand.
Previous service history and review of intended parents who already made their surrogacy journey with the agency is an important parameter to consider in the selection of the specific surrogacy agency. The track record of the agency should be satisfactory in respect of completing successful surrogacy.
Importance of Communication
Surrogacy is a complex journey. Intended parents must communicate with the staff members of the sort listed surrogacy clinics or agencies of different destinations to gather the information directly from the staff. Continuous communication is important to understand the requirements and the supportive nature of the representative of the surrogacy center. Considering the response obtains from surrogacy clinics or agencies of different destinations is an important parameter for decision making.
The experience of every surrogacy journey is different. There are several variables involved in the surrogacy journey, including selecting criteria for a surrogate, egg donors, etc. It is necessary to know that the selecting destination should have enough flexibility in their database to meet the need of the individual requirement of the intended parents.
Successful surrogacy requires a good relationship between intended parents and surrogates. Support from a surrogacy agency helps to build up a relationship between intended parents and the surrogate, which smoothen the process.
Some best surrogacy destinations
Some of the best destinations for surrogacy are the USA, Canada, Georgia, Ukraine. Most of these countries are secure to continue surrogacy. Intended parents can choose any of them. All these countries have their surrogacy regulatory legislations. However, there are different legislations among different US states. Some of them are surrogacy friendly, but not all. Individual research of these destinations and the surrogacy agencies of these countries are important before finalizing the destination.
The financial investment is quite high in surrogacy. Cross broader destination increases the charge due to traveling, legal documentation, etc. The cost of surrogacy varies from country to country. In the above-mentioned section, some of the best destinations for surrogacy has discussed. Intended parents should be considered the financial aspect depending upon their estimated budget before finalizing the destination.
Ravi Sharma is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). And a successful pharmacist and a marketer. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate (B. Pharm) and M.B.A (marketing).