Surrogacy refers to an arrangement whereby a woman agrees to become pregnant and carry a child for another family with the intention of giving the child to the intended parents after the child’s birth. She may be the child’s genetic mother (traditional surrogacy) or not (gestational surrogacy), depending on the type of surrogacy process pursued.
Yes, surrogacy is legal in Canada. The Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA) is a federal legislation which sets out that it is illegal to pay a surrogate for her services, but it is legal to reimburse a surrogate for her reasonable expenses incurred during the pregnancy
Yes, egg donation is legal in Canada. According to the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA), it’s illegal to it is illegal to purchase ova from a donor but it’s legal to reimburse the egg donor for her expenses related to the donation.
Determine whether surrogacy or egg donation is right for you. You need to learn about the process and seriously thinks about all issues prior to deciding to move forward.
As soon as you are considering surrogacy or egg donation, it is important to consult with a qualified family lawyer.