Tag Archives: Is Surrogacy Legal
All the legal hurdles and dilemmas of surrogacy worldwide.
If you have a properly executed Surrogacy Contract in a country with a supportive legal framework then the simple answer is NO, the surrogate cannot keep your baby. Unfortunately too many couples decide to skip the legal safeguards and open themselves up to all sorts of risks – including that the surrogate may have a legal claim to parental rights.
UPDATED: You are correct that there is no federal legislation supporting or banning surrogacy in Mexico, but there are “unregulated” programs. An unregulated surrogacy program is just a private agreement between the Intended Parents and the surrogate. If there is any dispute, the contract has no legal weight and can’t be enforced…
Depending on your local laws, it may be necessary to travel abroad for legal surrogacy. Fortunately there are very few countries where the against surrogacy extend to journeys performed abroad. But there are still challenges when returning home.