The legislation on surrogacy in different countries
Different countries provide different surrogacy laws. Prior to starting the surrogate motherhood program, you should consult a lawyer in your country to know how the relevant legislation affects you. See the table below to check whether surrogate motherhood is legal in your country.
DISCLAIMER. Surrogacy is a relatively new sphere of law, which constantly changes, and it is difficult to get accurate and up-to-date information. For everyone who undergoes ART treatment abroad it is recommended to contact lawyers to make sure that the program is legal and to learn about any possible legal restrictions. IFS does not ensure that the information given below is correct and cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies.
NOTE. Information on countries can change, if you have other information, please inform us.
- – Not Allowed
- – Undefined by laws
- – Restrictions
- – Altruistic
- – Allowed
|Greece||Undefined by laws|
|Ireland||Undefined by laws|
|Luxemburg||Undefined by laws|
|New Zealand||Undefined by laws|
|Spain||Restrictions||Illegal in Spain but it is legal to perform the surrogacy in a country where it is legal|
|Sweden||Restrictions||Not clearly regulated|
|Portugal||Restrictions||Commercial surrogacy is not allowed|
|Australia||Altruistic||NOTE: HAS LEGAL ASPECTS Visit Australian government website regarding international surrogacy|
|Canada||Altruistic||NOTE: HAS LEGAL ASPECTS Visit Canadian government website regarding international surrogacy|