Q1. I am an Irish citizen and want to pursue surrogacy in Ireland. What are my options?
You can look for surrogacy arrangement in Ireland but as there is no legislation yet in regards to the same in the country, the agreement between you and the surrogate mother is not enforceable by law. Thus, there may be chances that your surrogate refuse to handover the child and you may need to go through a lengthy legal procedure whilst filing to claim the custody of the born child.
Q2.What is my option if I decide to look for a different country for my surrogacy plans?
Here at Surrogate world, we have our business outreach to countries like Kenya, Cambodia, Greece, Dubai, Mexico, Thailand, UK, USA, Canada, Australia and so on. Moreover, we have tied up with some of the best IVF clinics within these countries and can ensure the best and most affordable surrogacy program to suit your specific surrogacy needs.
Q3.What is the legal implications if I look for a surrogate mother outside Ireland?
Even though there isn’t legislation in place for surrogacy in Ireland, you must abide by the emergency travel guidelines issued by the department of foreign affairs and trade before heading out from the country to seek a surrogacy program. Moreover, before the Intended parents seeks and entry for the child in Ireland, they have to prove him as an Irish citizen via a DNA test which needs to be conducted into the country of birth only.
Q4.What is the selection criteria that you put into place for a surrogate mother?
Before we select a surrogate mother, we ensure ticking the following boxes for her selection criterion:
- Must be aged between 21-39 years old
- Must be having a BMI between 18-32
- Must have a child carried and raised by her in the past
- Must be carrying along OB/GYN records and a clearance letter
- Must not be addicted to alcohol or smoking
- Must be free from any type of chronic illness or psychological issues
- Must be coming from a good family background of high morals
Q5. What is the total duration of down regulation till the embryo implantation in case of surrogacy arrangement in a different country?
This would be around 6 weeks but you still need to be there in that particular city or country for approx 15 days.
Q6. What about the egg and sperm donors?
We do have our own list of Egg donors and sperm donors which are perfectly screened and diagnosed for any kind of mental or physical illness. You can request for the same in either of the above mentioned countries.