Surrogacy in Mexico is increasing in popularity for single men and gay couples. It is a high risk area because the law varies state to state. Surrogacy agencies will have hybrid programs and base themselves in the areas where there is no law regulating surrogacy but no law banning it. This has obvious risks particularly if there is another lockdown or if your surrogate changes her mind to retain the child(ren). As with all destinations, you need legal advice before you sign any agreements to proceed. I will guide you on how to do the best due diligence on surrogacy agencies in Mexico. You will need advice from a lawyer in the relevant state in Mexico to ensure that your surrogate can legally surrender her legal mother status.
The better surrogacy agencies / clinics in Mexico will be transparent about their surrogate recruitment policy. The onus is on you to always ask relevant questions to make sure that exploitation does not take place. I advise that you have private discussions with your surrogate and hire an interpreter where necessary. It is essential for you to get photo ID and confirmation of marital status from your surrogate before any embryo transfer. You should also establish communication with her.
Having conducted surrogacy cases for many years, I am in a good position to advise you of the pitfalls. I also have experience with the citizenship and passport procedure to get you back to the UK swiftly.
If you are considering surrogacy in Mexico please do not hesitate to contact me for advice.
Regardless of the law in Mexico, the surrogate is always the legal mother. Whether one of you is the legal parent will depend on the circumstances surrounding the insemination or embryo transfer and whether the surrogate is married or in a civil partnership. It is essential that you get advice before you start the process. I will advise you on whether you can become legal parents to the child(ren) and how to return to England with the child. I will then provide a bespoke service for you to obtain a Parental Order.
A Parental Order extinguishes any legal rights that the surrogate and her husband have for the child. If you do not apply for a Parental Order by the time the child is 6 months old, you may need to consider alternatives such as adoption. This deadline has been extended in some cases. I will work with you to ensure that all the necessary paperwork is in place for the Parental Order process within the deadline.
Please call surrogacy lawyers for advice surrogacy in Mexico on 01727 884 688 / 07980 917882 or e-mail Harjit directly on email@example.com
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I provide legal advice on surrogacy based on the law in England and Wales.
I have acted for clients working with many agencies across the world. I will not recommend any surrogacy provider, destination, agency, or clinic. If my advice concludes that you can become legal parents following the arrangement you are considering, it should not be taken as advice to proceed. If I have acted for couples who have entered similar arrangements, you should not take that as advice to proceed. You must always do your own due diligence on any agency / destination.
I will not take part in any negotiations for your surrogacy arrangement nor, will I review your surrogacy contract.