Surrogacy Insights


  • Guidelines were issued to govern surrogacy in 2010 and updated in 2015, permitting uncompensated surrogacy arrangements.
  • The surrogate must be a relative (permitted up to the 4th degree). Any other situation requires pre-authorization.
  • Uncompensated surrogacy only.
  • No agencies are permitted.
  • Gay surrogacy is permitted. Gay marriage is recognized.
  • The intended parent’s names appear on the original birth certificate.
  • Compensated surrogacy is thriving despite being illegal.


Future Legal Developments


  • At present, there is no available information regarding any forthcoming legislation.


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