Non-traditional families where individuals want to become single parents are not new, but gradually the trend becomes increasing. Every year thousands of male and female individuals start their family as a single parent and surrogacy is one of the most common selected processes by many of them. The joy of parenting is the same in both traditional or tending nontraditional family-building process.
But surrogacy has some typical challenges, which is common in both cases. But many countries do not allow the single-parent surrogacy. Therefore, individuals who want to opt single-parent surrogacy, they need to know some added information before applying for the processing. Following are the countries where single-parent surrogacy is allowed:
- Brazil allows uncompensated surrogacy for both heterosexual couples and gay men and for foreigners also. But surrogate must be a relative of the applicant.
- Canada allows all type of uncompensated surrogacy and also accept foreigners.
- Columbia allows all type of compensated surrogacy and also accept foreigners.
- The Czech Republic allow compensated embryo transfer if intended parents have their own surrogate. However, uncompensated surrogacy is allowed for residents only.
- Greece allows uncompensated surrogacy for both heterosexual couples and single women and also accept foreigners.
- Hong Kong allows all uncompensated surrogacy.
- India allows uncompensated surrogacy for residents only.
- Ireland has no stringent rule to pursue uncompensated surrogacy. Therefore, individuals who wish to become a single parent can apply in this country. However, compensated surrogacy is prohibited in Ireland.
- In Italy, compensated surrogacy allows here with an apostilled foreign birth certificate. Italian citizenship is available for compensated surrogacy. Non-biological fathers can apply for adoption in case of compensated surrogacy. However, uncompensated surrogacy is prohibited in this country.
- Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, and Mexico have no surrogacy regulations. However, Kenya does not allow compensated surrogacy for gay couples. And in Malaysia, only heterosexual individuals can apply for compensated surrogacy.
- In Netherland and New Zealand allow uncompensated surrogacy for residents only.
- Nicaragua has unregulated surrogacy and allows compensated surrogacy for all including foreigners.
- In Nigeria, only heterosexual individuals can apply for compensated surrogacy, including foreigners.
- Russia allows heterosexual couples, single men, including foreigners for compensated surrogacy.
- South Africa allows uncompensated surrogacy for residents only.
- The United Kingdom allows uncompensated surrogacy for residents only, who may be married or de facto, heterosexual, or belongs to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community.
- In the USA, uncompensated surrogacy is allowed in almost every state. But different states have their own regulation related to compensated surrogacy.
Ravi sharma is a self-motivated, successful entrepreneur and has a solid experience in the fertility segment. and he is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). He is a pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in business administration and has 14 years of rich experience in the field of infertility segment. 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).
His most recent success includes the successful launch of the medical tourism company, ARTbaby, which offers treatment options for infertility, egg donation and surrogacy. He likes spending time with his family and writing about various aspects of IVF surrogacy and donating eggs.