Thailand has been the most preferred surrogacy destination for numerous couples from around the world since many years now due to its surrogacy options coming at really cheap costs in comparison to other countries like USA or UK. Still due to lack of monitoring guidelines and government regulations in regards to the same, the surrogacy option for the foreign couples in Thailand got banned after the local government passed a federal law in regards to the same.
Surrogacy isn’t completely banned in Thailand and it’s only permitted for married heterosexual Thai couples. Additionally one of the spouses in the same arrangement must hold Thai nationality, and the couples should’ve been married for at least three years. On the other hand Singles from all sexualities and homosexual couples are prohibited to complete any types of surrogacy in Thailand, irrespective of their citizenships.
Secondly the surrogate must be the sibling of one of the partners seeking the surrogacy arrangement. She is also supposed to be married with kids and the intended parents need to take the consent of her husband for the same process.
The Thai government also doesn’t seem like making any changes to the existing rules and regulations for Thailand surrogacy, and it’s a rare possibility that they would be doing it in the coming future. Still the ongoing scams and scandals around in terms of surrogacy arrangements has pushed the government to think again about getting the surrogacy legalized in the country once again
Here at Become parents, we often advise our clients, who are seeking the surrogacy arrangement in Thailand, with alternate options like USA, Canada or other countries where its legal to pursue surrogacy arrangements without any hassle in the process. Moreover, it would also come as a much safer and secure arrangement for the intended parents.