The legislation on surrogacy in different countries | IFS

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
Country Permission Remarks
France Not allowed
Austria Not allowed
Finland Not allowed
Iceland Not allowed
Germany Not allowed
Denmark Not allowed
Switzerland Not allowed
Poland Not allowed
Italy Not allowed
Japan Not allowed
Thailand Not allowed
India Not allowed
Norway Not allowed
Bulgaria Not allowed
Serbia Not 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
Belgium Altruistic Restrictions