What are Commercial and Altruistic Surrogacy Agreements?
When becoming a surrogate, location is an important consideration. Where you live will impact the legal requirements of your agreement.
In most US states, commercial surrogacy is legal. Recently, Mexican legislature has also begun to allow for commercial agreements. This type of surrogacy agreement allows for surrogates to receive financial compensation for their role. This payment is on top of other benefits like pregnancy-related expenses and reimbursements and life insurance.
In Canada, all surrogacy agreements are classified as altruistic. In these agreements, surrogates are not paid. However, all of their medical, travel and other surrogacy-related expenses are covered. They will also receive a substantial life insurance package and a strong support network throughout their pregnancy.
Our program accepts qualified gestational surrogate applicants from the United States, Canada and Mexico. Each country has different requirements, steps to the surrogacy process and rules regarding surrogate mother compensation, reimbursements and surrogacy-related expenses.