Monday, February 3, 2014

Surrogacy in Thailand - the boom is now!

The last few weeks have been quite a blur of activity in Thailand for those pursuing surrogacy.  The Israeli government's delay of entry for babies born created quite a stir in the International community.   As of right now, for the US Australia and the UK, it's business as usual.   The rules have always been the rules.  Everyone needs to understand that there might be some delays along the way, and to be sure to have the proper documents prepared and ready for the exit process.  Over document whenever you can.

All of my clients are prepared, and the last few weeks have been crazy with inquiries coming in to CSS from all over the world.  Unfortunately, some countries we just can't work with because of the laws in the home country which outright ban commercial surrogacy arrangements.

We are filling up quickly for our April cycle, and the June cycle is starting strong as well.  We also have lots of individual cycles starting in both India and Bangkok.

I'm asked "where next?" should surrogacy be banned in Thailand as in India for singles.   I wish I could have a good answer, because the other alternatives I'm seeing just do not make safe sense.   We have to remember that we are dealing with human lives, not material objects.  We have to keep rational thought about where it is medically safe for both the surrogate and the baby she carries.   Consider things like high level NICUs in case of prematurity, or complex medical situations for the surrogate herself -  some countries and areas are prohibitive to what constitutes a safe medical environment.  Don't take the cheapest easiest route in this, it usually leads to more money out of pocket.  Research and imagine yourself seeking medical treatment in the area in which you are considering surrogacy.  If you wouldn't feel safe having basic procedures done in a certain area, how can it be okay for a woman to give birth to your child there?
Just my thoughts as we forge ahead and look around for safe options for surrogacy.   I know that I have my own limits on where I'll lead people.  Some others just don't.  This is a big big picture journey.  Not a trip to Ikea.


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