Surrogacy law is constantly evolving and changing. Laws differ widely from one jurisdiction to another and vary from country to country. They can also differ with regard to altruistic and commercial gestational surrogacy, as well as a country’s view on LGBT parents. Each country has different laws regarding what is allowed or forbidden in regards to surrogacy.
In most Asian countries, the legislative aspects of surrogacy agreement are not fully regulated. The gaps in legislation grant us some flexibility to meet individual needs of our intended parents. The practice has shown that the laws as written can differ dramatically from how the laws are actually practiced in a number of countries. Therefore, it is important that intended parents arm themselves with the valid knowledge and obtain legal representation to navigate the legal challenges.
At New Life, each case is evaluated carefully and obtaining legal service throughout the surrogacy process is highly recommended and supported. Special contract between the intended parents and the surrogate, often referred to as the surrogacy agreement is developed and signed by both parties in advance. The purpose of the contract is to answer many of the questions that may arise during and after pregnancy. The contract is not only in place in the event of a dispute, but can also prevent disputes from occurring by laying out all of the particulars of the process beforehand.