Surrogacy agencies are companies that help people find a surrogate or someone to carry their child.
Surrogacy agencies have been around for decades, but they have become more popular in the last few years with the rise of social media and celebrities who have had children this way.
What are the Current Legal Status Surrogacy Agencies?
The legal status of surrogacy agencies is determined by the country they are located in. For example, in India, surrogacy agencies are illegal and it is not possible to find a surrogate mother through them. However, in Thailand, it is legal to use surrogates and the law on surrogate parenting is quite different.
In Thailand, there are no restrictions on who can become a surrogate mother. The only requirement is that she must be between the ages of 21 and 45 years old (unless she has had at least one child). She also has to have a body mass index of 18-25 for healthy pregnancy and delivery.
How Does It Work to Become a Surrogate Parent?
Surrogacy is a process in which a woman carries and delivers a baby for another couple or individual. The surrogate mother is usually genetically unrelated to the baby, and may or may not know the intended parents.
A person can become a surrogate mother by signing an agreement with the intended parents. This agreement states that she will carry the child to term and relinquish all parental rights to the child.
How much do surrogacy agencies fee?
The surrogacy agencies will charge you different fees depending on whether you are an international or domestic client. Domestic clients will be charged lower fees as they can avail of donor eggs.
Surrogacy agencies are not regulated and thus can charge fees as they please. International clients will be charged higher fees in order to cover the cost of medical visas, travelling expenses, etc.
How to find a surrogate mother without an agency
The Surrogate Direct App is a new way to find a surrogate. It is a matchmaking app that connects surrogates with intended parents.