Surrogacy in Canada is accessible to UK intended parents and is now fast growing as a way to conceive through surrogacy. With that in mind, we now offer a Canadian surrogacy Management Service to help you navigate finding a surrogate in Canada, ensure that you are legally supported both in the UK and Canada and are working with well established, ethical organizations. Drawn from our experience of working with our professional partners in Canada we can help you pull together all the elements to ensure that your surrogacy journey in Canada is responsibly managed and as stress free as possible.
Understanding surrogacy in Canada
Surrogacy is well regulated with a Federal legal system and legally binding contracts that your Canadian lawyers will draft for you. We can help you navigate your surrogacy journey in Canada and make sure that you are well informed on the logistical, legal and budgetary implications before you start. There will be important decisions that you will need to make and having time to work those through before going ahead will ensure that your plans stay on track as much as possible. In the first instance, we will take a detailed history and understand the defining factors of your plans to have a family (face to face if we can). There are several options in Canada that differ from other destinations and we want you to understand which are right for you. This will involve discussing the kind of agency to choose, any time and geographical limitations, the crux of your relationship you would like with your surrogate and her family, as well as understanding your fertility treatment needs, helping you put together a comprehensive budget, and answering any questions you have about the overall process.
Legal advice for surrogacy in Canada
We are committed to a safe and legal process and provide all our intended parents with a full legal review with a solicitor from NGA Law to ensure that you understand both the UK surrogacy laws as well as the immigration law aspects of an overseas surrogacy arrangement. As part of our enhanced service, a solicitor from NGA Law will also check the Canadian documentation you are signing to ensure it reflects the needs of the UK courts.
We will take full profile information from you and help you choose the right Canadian fertility clinic, agency and attorney to work with. To help you, we have handpicked a selection of the best professionals whose service and experience with UK couples is proven. We will help you liaise with them and provide them with the information about you that they need. Our recommendations are impartial and personalized to you – we have no referral arrangements with any Canadian professionals, but rather rely on our experience of excellent reputation and client service.
Supporting your match
Once your Canadian agency has matched you with a surrogate (and egg donor if necessary), you will have a conference call with your surrogate. You may want to organize a trip to Canada to meet face-to-face and we can help arrange this before your Canadian attorney helps you negotiate and then sign your Canadian surrogacy contract.
Conception and pregnancy support in Canada
We will help you arrange your fertility treatment, working with the best clinics in the UK and Canada to co-ordinate your treatment. During the pregnancy we will check in with you regularly and be on hand to help with any concerns no matter how big or small. There is a lot to pull together, and we will make sure that each step of the process is dealt with at the right time.
The birth and beyond
We will help you plan for a birth in another country, both practically and emotionally, to ensure that all goes as smoothly as possible. We will put you in touch with the professionals you need to help you deal with the immigration process properly so that you can bring you baby home as quickly as possible, and we will help you prepare for your legal applications in the UK.
The end of the beginning
We bow out at this stage in terms of our professional service but we always love to stay in touch with the families we help to create.