Every country has their own surrogacy requirements governed by the laws in that specific country. Below are the laws that apply specifically to South Africa.
- You must be a mother and have given birth to at least one baby of your own, without experiencing a complicated pregnancy
- It must be for altruistic reasons only
- You must be older than 21 but younger than mid-forties
- You have to be in good general health
- You cannot have suffered a miscarriage or loss of a child
- You need to have the right mind set
- You need to be employed or financially supported
- To become a surrogate, connect here
- Domicile in South Africa
IMPORTANT FACTS TO REMEMBER FOR INTENDED PARENTS
- It is considered illegal in South Africa for a Surrogate to be paid or for anyone to profit from Surrogacy
- You are legally obligated to cover all Medical costs of the Surrogate including her Medical Aid and life insurance.
- Surrogates will need to be assessed by Medical Specialists and Psychologists which will be for your cost
- In certain circumstances, according to your legal agreement, you may need to cover certain expenses (ie loss of income, if and when away from work) during pregnancy
- Surrogacy agreements have to be dealt with legally
- A High Court order must be granted prior to beginning your Surrogacy journey
IF YOU ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO HANDLE YOUR OWN JOURNEY WITHOUT OUR HELP, PLEASE FOLLOW OUR 6-STEP SURROGACY PLANNER FOR INTENDED PARENTS
- Find a Surrogate – Privately or via Fertility Clinics
- Consult with a Surrogacy Attorney
- Visit a Surrogacy Psychologist
- Do your Physical Evaluations
- Your Attorney will submit Surrogacy Agreement to the High Court for a High Court Order/Approval
- You are now ready to start your journey with your chosen Fertility Clinic
GESTATIONAL CARRIER (GC)
Is an arrangement where a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple/person (intended parent/s). When using a Gestational Carrier, the eggs used to make the embryos do not come from the Carrier.
DISCLAIMER: In the interest of our subscribers in accordance with SA Law and our commitment to expertise, House of Fertility and/or Empty Wombs supplies all information above as a guideline only. If you have any cause for concern, we will be able to direct you to the appropriate Specialists.