3rd Party Reproductive Law in Canada: What International Intended Parents Need to Know

Canada has become a go-to destination for international couples looking to build their families through surrogacy and egg donation for many reasons. While there are extensive laws and regulations in place that govern this area of healthcare in Canada, they are very easy to understand and follow. Our team will connect you with one of Canada’s top legal experts to help you navigate these ins and out to ensure that you not only know and understand the law but will also ensure the legal portion of your journey is stress free from start to finish.

Important Facts about Canadian 3rd party reproduction law you need to know:

  • Canadian law prohibits payment or compensation of Surrogates and Egg Donors
  • It is legal to reimburse Donors and Surrogates for reasonable expenses related to the egg donation or surrogacy in Canada
  • A legal ovum donation and surrogacy agreement is a vital and required document that defines the intentions of the intended parent(s), egg donor and surrogate
  • Your fertility lawyer will represent you for these agreements and a separate lawyer will represent the egg donor and surrogate 
  • An agreement must be in place in order for an egg donors donation to begin or for your surrogate to undergo an embryo transfer
  • A declaration of parentage may be required, depending on the province in which your child or children are born

Want to learn more about Egg Donation and Surrogacy laws in Canada? Read the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

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