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How do domestic and international surrogacy processes differ?

On Behalf of | Aug 4, 2021 | International Surrogacy, Surrogacy Law |

If you’re looking to welcome a new child into your California family, you might consider surrogacy. The surrogacy process involves intended parents working with a surrogate who carries the baby through birth. If you’re interested in the surrogacy process, you can choose to carry this out domestically or internationally. Here’s more information about how the domestic and international surrogacy processes differ from one another.

The screening process

Before you get far into the surrogacy process, you’ll need a surrogate. Fortunately, surrogate screening services can help you choose the right person. With that said, international screening services might not be as thorough as ones in the United States. Unfortunately, certain international countries will not have access to cutting-edge medical screen equipment. By doing some research, you can learn more about a country’s medical capabilities.


Communication is another extremely important aspect of the surrogacy process. If you choose a domestic surrogate, it should be fairly easy to communicate with them. However, this might change if you choose international surrogacy. As long as you can stay in close communication, an international surrogate shouldn’t be a problem.


Another important factor in surrogacy and donation agreements is cost. Raising a new child is costly. Considering that, most parents don’t want to go broke during the surrogacy process. If you’re looking to save money by choosing an international surrogate, be aware that this decision comes with certain risks. Some countries don’t have as high medical standards as the United States.

Surrogacy allows adults throughout the world to safely have children of their own. To make sure this process goes smoothly, it’s important to consider whether international or domestic surrogacy will work best for you.