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Old 03-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Surrogacy in Canada

Has anyone ever been a surrogate mother? What is the process like? I'd love to hear some experiences. Thanks.

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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I did but not in Canada. You should check out www.surromomsonline.com
if you havent already. Tons and tons of info and everything surrogacy.
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I've also been a surrogate, but also not in Canada. It's my understanding that the laws make it very hard for Canadians to be surrogates.
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You can't be paid to be surrogate in Canada.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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Re: Surrogacy in Canada

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You can't be paid to be surrogate in Canada.
You can be compensated for your travel expenses, but that is it. Same for sperm donors, which is why there is a woeful shortage of Canadian donors and why most people going through fertility treatments in Canada now import tissue.

There are also legal issues with child support payments, as under Canadian law, the right to financial support is a right of the child- not of a parent, and as such, cannot be waived by contract between parent(s) and known donors.
So surrogacy or gamete donation by known donors becomes a very expensive legal undertaking. When I looked into it, it would have cost at least $60,000 in legal fees for a known sperm donor.
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Old 01-19-2014, 12:22 PM   #6
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I think I may a gestational host at one point but that would mean not my egg and I will only do it for my sister or SIL
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One of my dearest friends had a surrogate from Ontario who she found on Craigslist. It was a 100% positive experience. She paid $16,000. My friend and the surrogate are still friends, and her daughter is now four.
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I am in the early stages of being a gestational host for some very close friends. Lengthy contract, compensation for out of pocket expenses and some medical for my husband.
I am just in the early stages, but pm me if you have any questions.
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