By GIRE Mexico | 2017
GIRE, a Mexico-based organization that has studied, documented, published, and advocated on international recently released a documentary on the practice in 2017. “Deseos” or “Longing” follows Mirna, a divorced gestational mother with three of her own and shines a critical light on the lack of regulation around surrogacy in Mexico.
Visit GIRE’s website and read the organization’s latest report on surrogacy in Mexico. In it, GIRE offers a comprehensive overview of the current status of surrogacy, the scope of the debate around the practice, legal frameworks, cases, and recommendations. The last includes, for example:
- Legislation that defines surrogacy as a contract between gestational mothers and intended parents.
- Decriminalization of all the parties involved, including any criminalization based on nationality, sexual orientation, marital status, and age.
- Quality and confidential health and legal care for gestational mothers.
- Guarantees that costs related to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum be covered by intended parents (regardless of birth outcomes).
- Contract revisions be contingent on the involvement of a competent notary/judge and consent of all parties.
- Notifications of relevant state and federal authorities to avoid problems related to registration, legal parentage, and citizenship while contracts are valid or after birth.