Which countries allow surrogacy for Singles?

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. 

Countries where single surrogacy is legal

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.

 

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