SURROGACY FAQ

We have gathered in-depth and precise information on surrogacy to offer clarity and guidance in what may appear as unfamiliar terrain. The Frequently Asked Questions are crafted to provide insights and a sense of reassurance.

Is Surrogacy legal in Argentina?

Yes, surrogacy is legal in Argentina.
Argentina passed a law in 2020 that allows for gestational surrogacy, where the surrogate has no genetic relationship to the child. This law provides a framework for the practice of surrogacy, including eligibility criteria, legal rights and responsibilities, and the involvement of assisted reproduction clinics. At True we have the support of a well renowned legal firm dedicated to children’s rights for many years.

What is the procedure after my baby is born?

Once your baby is born, you will receive the Argentinian birth certificate prior to being discharged from our clinic. Following that, you will proceed to apply for either an Argentinian passport or the passport of your own country. The exact timing for this process may vary depending on your choice and country of origin. On average, you can expect to be able to leave Argentina with your baby approximately four weeks after their birth.

What names will appear on the birth certificate?

The birth certificate will feature the names of the intended parents or parent. To ensure a seamless process, we have established an exclusive partnership with a specialized law firm that streamlines the procedure. By notarizing the necessary documents prior to the birth of your baby, we ensure that the surrogate’s name is not included on the birth certificate. This meticulous approach simplifies the exit process, making it incredibly convenient for you.
This is possible for same sex couples, heterosexual couples, single men and women.

Is there any kind of insurance available?

Yes. In Argentina, we prioritize the well-being and security of both the surrogate and your baby. As part of our comprehensive surrogacy program, we ensure that both the surrogate and the baby are fully insured.

This means that in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or complications during the pregnancy or childbirth, they are covered by this insurance. We have partnered with esteemed private hospitals in Buenos Aires, renowned for their excellent healthcare services, to provide the highest level of care.

This guarantees transparency and peace of mind for you, as all costs are as we have communicated, eliminating any surprises that may arise with uninsured surrogates, which can be a concern in other Latin American countries.

How do you select Surrogates and Egg Donors?

 

At our agency, we have a rigorous and thorough process for selecting surrogates and egg donors. We prioritize the well-being and compatibility of our clients throughout their journey. Here’s an overview of our selection process:

 

SURROGATES:

Application and Screening: Surrogates undergo a detailed application process where they provide comprehensive personal and medical information.
Background Checks: We conduct thorough background checks, including criminal records and medical history verification.

Medical and Psychological Evaluation: Surrogates undergo extensive medical and psychological assessments to ensure they are physically and mentally prepared for the surrogacy journey.

Matching Preferences: We consider the preferences and requirements of intended parents to find the most suitable match, taking into account factors such as location, personality, and compatibility.

Legal and Financial Counseling: Surrogates receive professional legal and financial counseling to ensure they understand the legal implications and financial arrangements involved.

 

EGG DONORS:

Application and Screening: Egg donors complete a detailed application where they provide personal, medical, and family history information.

Medical Evaluation: Our team of medical professionals performs a comprehensive medical evaluation to assess the egg donor’s reproductive health and suitability for the donation process.

Psychological Evaluation: Egg donors undergo psychological assessments to ensure they are emotionally prepared for the process.

Genetic Testing: We may conduct genetic testing to assess the donor’s genetic health and potential hereditary conditions.

Matching Preferences: We consider the preferences of intended parents, including physical traits and other desired characteristics, to find the best possible match.

Legal and Ethical Guidelines: We adhere to legal and ethical guidelines throughout the entire egg donation process.

Our aim is to provide a thorough and meticulous selection process that ensures the well-being, compatibility, and satisfaction of all parties involved in the surrogacy journey.

 

 

Is gender selection possible in Argentina?

Yes, in Argentina, sex selection is a viable option. Once you receive the results of the Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT), you will have the information about the biological sex of your embryos. This allows you the freedom to make an informed choice regarding which embryo or embryos you prefer to transfer.

Do the surrogates and babies have any kind of insurance?

Both surrogates and babies are provided with comprehensive coverage through the top private insurance companies available in Argentina.
This coverage encompasses various aspects, including c-section expenses if required, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Intensive Care Unit (ICU) services, and any additional necessary tests or medical procedures. Rest assured, you will not be responsible for any extra costs under any circumstances.

What tests are performed on Donors?

Oocyte donors typically undergo a series of medical and psychological assessments to ensure their suitability for the donation process. These assessments are conducted to safeguard the health and well-being of both the donor and the intended parents.

Medical History and Physical Examination: A thorough review of the donor’s medical history and a physical examination to assess overall health.

Blood Tests: Blood tests are performed to check for infectious diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, and other sexually transmitted infections. Additionally, hormone levels are assessed to evaluate ovarian reserve and general health.

Ultrasound and Follicle Count: Transvaginal ultrasounds are used to assess the donor’s ovarian reserve and follicle count. This helps determine the potential response to ovarian stimulation medications.

Psychological Evaluation: Donors typically undergo psychological counseling or evaluation to assess their mental and emotional readiness for the egg donation process.

Informed Consent: Donors are provided with detailed information about the egg donation process and must provide informed consent before proceeding.

Legal Consultation: Donors may have a legal consultation to discuss their rights and responsibilities, as well as the legal aspects of egg donation.

Counseling: Donors may receive counseling to address any emotional or psychological aspects of the donation process.

How long does it take to have a Surrogate assigned?

The typical waiting period to be matched with a surrogate is approximately three months, although it may potentially be shorter.

Our ongoing screening and selection process ensures that we are continually evaluating and preparing women who aspire to be part of our surrogacy programs.

This means that when your embryos are ready for transfer, we strive to have a suitable surrogate prepared and available to move forward promptly.

What are the general characteristics of surrogates?

Surrogates are between 22 and 37 years old, have one or more healthy children of their own, are in good health condition, a BMI below 30 and not more than one prior c-section.

 

Will the Surrogate remain in her home during the pregnancy?

Absolutely. We take great care to ensure that our surrogates reside in suitable conditions, allowing them to comfortably undertake the surrogacy process from the convenience of their own homes and with the support of their families.
It’s worth noting that all of our surrogates are located in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, in close proximity to our clinics.

 

What type of screening/evaluation do Surrogates undertake to be a part of the program?

Our surrogates undergo a comprehensive screening process, which includes rigorous medical evaluations, assessments for drug/tobacco and alcohol usage, STD/STI screenings, psychological testing, and counseling.
In addition to these initial evaluations, we maintain ongoing counseling and support for our surrogates throughout the duration of their pregnancies and beyond.

 

What happens after the embryo transfer?

Typically, about 10 days after the embryo transfer, we conduct a Beta HCG test, a blood pregnancy test. If this test returns a positive result, our doctor may request a second test 48 hours later.
Once the second test also confirms the positive outcome, we schedule an ultrasound for approximately 10 days later. During this ultrasound, we eagerly anticipate seeing a gestational sac, an early and promising sign of pregnancy.
Around the 8th week, another ultrasound is performed to confirm the presence of a reassuring heartbeat.
It’s a wonderful moment to celebrate, as you are now officially pregnant!

 

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