Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person. The intended parent or parents may arrange a surrogate pregnancy due to various reasons. No matter the reason, a surrogate can enable you to finally achieve your lifelong dream of becoming a family.
Is using a surrogate for me?
Surrogacy requires a great deal of time, money and patience in order to succeed, but can bring joy to all concerned if the medical, legal, financial and emotional aspects are properly considered. With surrogacy, prospective parents can fulfil their lifelong dream of completing their family.
Some women are unsuitable to carry the child herself, due to high-risk relating to the mother or the child.
Other medical issues
Hopeful parents considering surrogacy should be aware of the financial and emotional investment required and should ensure that they have the resources to commit to surrogacy and parenthood.
Legal and medical criteria for surrogacy
High Court Application Requirements
An affidavit is required to state the intentions and declarations of both the surrogate and commissioning parents.
This is an agreement between the surrogate and the commissioned parents and ordering that the child/children born of the agreement and artificial fertilisation process, are those of the intended parents and not that of the surrogate. This alleviates the need to undergo an adoption process.