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Surrogacy in Ontario
While most of the surrogacy laws in Ontario are similar to those in the rest of Canada, the determinations of parentage when a child is conceived is governed by the All Families Are Equal Act.
Must be 21-45 Years Old
BMI under 35
Mother to at Least One Child and You Have Custody
Ontario Health Insurance
Social Security in Canada covers both the surrogate’s delivery, as well as any prenatal care of babies of Canadian parents. It does not cover the child of foreign citizens, so if the baby arrives prematurely , any costs will be the responsibility of the intended parents. Babies born via surrogacy should not receive an Ontario Health Insurance Plan card at the hospital regardless of whether or not the surrogate or intended parents are eligible. Intended parents will be issued a proof of birth letter. If they are from Ontario, they will take this letter with them to Service Ontario to apply for the baby’s OHIP.
In Ontario, it is possible to have up to four parents listed on the Birth Certificate
Ontario surrogacy regulation designed to protect the growing baby as much as the intended parents. However, it is strongly recommended that intended parents seek the assistance of legal counsel well in advance of the birth of the child. Additionally, If you are coming from another country, you must check with the birth registration and citizenship regulations of your home country as that can have an impact on how the baby should be registered in Ontario.