Surrogacy is one of the reproductive technologies. It helps couples who cannot get pregnant, bear and independently give birth to the baby. The main point of this method is that sperm and / or an egg is taken from the genetic parents, fertilized in laboratory conditions and implanted to another woman, who will bear, give birth to the baby and then give him or her to the genetic parents.
Surrogacy in Lithuania is actual but, at the same time, quite a controversial question which is far from the constructive solution. Nowadays the main problem is the uncertain attitude of the government towards this point as surrogacy in Lithuania isn’t regulated like a method of ART.
Surrogacy in the USA has been highly-developed and wide-spread process since 1991 when Congress allowed the usage of such kind of infertility treatment. But despite its popularity, surrogacy in the USA is officially permitted only in 8 among 50 states. 4 states like Arizona, New York, Utah, Washington and federal district Columbia view surrogacy illegal.
Using of ART in New Zealand is quite a complicated thing. On the one hand, investigations of Australian Institute confirm that during last years amount of IVF procedures increased in 2 times.
Unlike other English-speaking countries, Canada is oriented on the creation of favorable conditions for all the participants of the surrogacy journey. For a long time non-commercial surrogacy in Canada has been already legally allowed and is viewed like one of the most effective methods of infertility treatment.
India was considered as the center of surrogacy, which attracted couples from every corner of the world, until the government banned foreigners to use the Indian surrogacy mothers’ services.
In England ( United Kingdom) surrogacy is legal for citizens of United Kingdom only. Surrogates can offer their services in England exclusively on a free basis.