How Canada Became an International Surrogacy Destination

Alison Motluk | HeyReprotech | September 18, 2018

An increasing number of intended parents are traveling to Canada from other countries to pursue surrogacy arrangements, especially since other locations such as India, Nepal, Thailand, and Mexico restricted their industry to domestic arrangements. Canada also grants legal parentage to intended parents in a few days, and issues a birth certificate within weeks, so the new family can return to their home country. Canadians may be reluctant to pursue surrogacy arrangements because paid  surrogacy is criminalized for citizens only. Because of this loophole and because Canada does not allow discrimination based on marital status and sexual orientation, the country attracts foreign intended parents. 

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