What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy is the agreement of a woman to carry a pregnancy for the intended parents.

There are two main types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.

In gestational surrogacy, the pregnancy results from the transfer of an embryo created by IVF, in a manner so the resulting child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate. This type of surrogacy requires an egg donor.

In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is impregnated naturally or artificially, but the resulting child is genetically related to the surrogate. In this case, the surrogate is the egg donor.

Surrogacy is not legal in Singapore but can be done in other countries including Thailand and United States.