Surrogacy in Canada
Surrogacy in Canada is basically an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for Intended Parent(s). If the Canadian surrogate mother receives compensation beyond the reimbursements of medical and other expenses, the arrangement is called Commercial Surrogacy. The surrogate mother can be child’s genetic mother called traditional surrogacy or she can be genetically unrelated to the child called Gestational Surrogacy. In a traditional surrogacy the child may be conceived by artificial insemination. A gestational surrogacy requires the implantation of previously created embryo.
The Intended Parent(s) may opt for surrogacy because of male/female infertility, other medical issues which make pregnancy or delivery impossible or risky. Surrogacy in Canada stands as a pillar of hope for many infertile persons. The sperms or eggs can be provided by the Intended Parent(s) or donor sperms, eggs and embryos can also be used.
Different types of Surrogacy in Canada arrangements:
When the intended mother is not able to carry a baby to term due to medical reasons her egg and intended father’s sperms are used to create an embryo via IVF that is implanted into and carried by the surrogate mother. With this method, the child born is genetically related to Intended Parent(s) and has no genetic relation with the surrogate mother.
This involves artificially inseminating a surrogate mother with the intended father’s sperms via IVF. The child born is genetically related to it’s father and surrogate mother.
Traditional Surrogacy and donor sperm:
This involves artificially inseminating a surrogate mother with donor sperm via IVF. The child born is genetically related to sperm donor and surrogate mother.
Gestational Surrogacy and Egg Donation:
In this case surrogate mother carries the embryo developed from a donor egg that has been fertilized by sperm from the intended father. The child born is genetically related to intended father and has no genetic relation with surrogate mother.
Gestational Surrogacy and Donor Sperm:
In this case, the surrogate mother carries an embryo developed from the intended mother’s egg and donor sperm. The child born is genetically related to intended mother and has no genetic relation with surrogate mother.
Gestational Surrogacy and Donor Embryo:
In this case surrogate mother carries a donated embryo of other couples. The child born is not genetically related to intended parent(s) or surrogate mother. If you would like to know more about surrogacy in Canada please visit www.surrogacyincanada.com
Legally, it is far simpler to become legal parents in Canada. Unlike Countries such as UK, Some parts of USA and Australia which considers surrogates as legal mother, Canada recognizes the Intended Parent(s) as the legal parents. In some countries where surrogacy agreements are not legally binding there have been case of surrogate mothers deciding not to relinquish babies whereas in India all surrogates are required to sign contracts waiving any rights over the child. As per Canadian Laws:
A child born to Intended Parents through the use of assisted reproductive technology shall be presumed to be the legitimate child of the couple, having been born in wedlock and with the consent of both spouses and shall have identical legal rights as a legitimate child born through sexual intercourse.
A child born to an unmarried couple through the use of assisted reproductive technology, with the consent of both the parties, shall be the legitimate child of both parties.
In the case of single woman the child born through the use of assisted reproductive technology the child will be the legitimate child of the woman.
In the case of single man the child born through the use of assisted reproductive technology the child will be the legitimate child of the man.
The birth certificate of a child born through the use of assisted reproductive technology shall contain the names of the parent or parents, as the case may be who sought such use.
If a foreigner or foreign couple seeks sperms or egg donation, or surrogacy in India, and a child is born as a consequence, the child, even though born in India, shall not be an Indian citizen.
Laws in Canada also provide for surrogate mothers to receive medical care, nutritional care, insurance, local guardian and health care through surrogacy agreements.
It is crucial that all intended parent(s) arrange for a qualified lawyer to cover the formalities required to take your baby home to your Country like birth certificate, passport, visas etc. And based on your circumstances we will arrange legal representation in embassies for Intended Parent(s) if required.
Another most important aspect of considering Canada is the cost factor. The usual cost of surrogacy in Canada is only US$32,000 to US$42,000 which is almost one third to what it would cost in other countries.
Canada has the right infrastructure, best in class health care facilities, services and favourable laws which makes it a complete package