Surrogacy by Country
In Mexico, as in the United States, there is no law that regulates the field of surrogacy. But if there is no ban, it does not mean that there is a permission. Until recently, Tabasco was the center of surrogacy, where people came from all over the world. The situation changed in 2016, when the government made significant changes to the legislation.
In Georgia, surrogate motherhood, as well as egg/sperm donation, became legal in 1997, when the law "on healthcare of Georgia" included the Provision "on surrogate motherhood".
Denmark is a leading country in terms of the number of children born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies (about 10% of the total number of babies). But with surrogacy, things are not as good here as with IVF. Let's explain why.
Surrogate motherhood remains the cause of disputes on moral and ethical issues, it is not recognized by the Catholic Church, and in some countries criminal liability is provided for violations of the law in this area. What is the situation with the use of surrogacy in the world — where it is allowed and where it is forbidden?
Surrogacy in Belgium is not regulated by law, but is actively practiced. Belgium is one of the countries where surrogacy is not regulated at the legislative level. There are no specific regulations that would prohibit or allow the use of the services of surrogate mothers.
In most European countries, surrogacy is prohibited. In some countries, violation of the law in this area entails serious punishment (in Austria, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Estonia).
For the first time, surrogacy in the Czech Republic received its legitimization relatively recently, in 2014, after the adoption of the new Civil Code of the Czech Republic.
Surrogacy in Switzerland is strictly prohibited by law. On January 1, 2001, Switzerland adopted the Law on Assisted Reproductive Technologies, which is one of the toughest in the world.
Due to legislation, surrogate motherhood is currently illegal in Singapore. The MOH has released a directive that prohibits surrogacy services, and any AR centre found to be doing so can have its license suspended or revoked.