Having a child and starting a family of your own is a huge blessing. Unfortunately, not every couple has the ability to conceive children. At ANU Fertility, we aim to provide a lasting solution to infertility issues of various families in Alberta, and other cities across the nation. We help surrogate mother in Alberta through the process of having a child for couples that wish to start a family. Our experts will provide you with expert guidance and professional advice through the medical and legal aspect of your surrogacy.

Who Is A Surrogate Mother?

A surrogate mother is a woman who carries pregnancy and bears a child for another woman, either from her own egg(s) fertilized by the partner of the other woman (traditional surrogacy), or from implantation of fertilized egg(s) from the other woman in her uterus (gestational surrogacy).

Is Being A Surrogate Mother Legal In Alberta?

Surrogacy is legal in Alberta Canada. It is regulated by the Assisted Human Reproductive Act, a Federal legislation, and is also referenced in the Family Law Act of Alberta. It is important to note here, however, that only altruistic surrogacy is permitted. Surrogate mothers may not seek other forms of compensation asides from reimbursement for their expenses throughout the process.

How Does The Process Work?

The process of becoming a surrogate mother in Alberta can be a little rigid. The following steps may be necessary:

  • Apply to a fertility clinic or surrogate agency
  • Get tested for eligibility
  • Get matched with intended parents
  • Get legal representation
  • Start the actual medical procedures.

Do Surrogate Mothers Pass On DNA?

This depends on the type of surrogacy. When it is traditional surrogacy where the egg from the surrogate mother is used, the surrogate mother has genetic ties to the child and pass on DNA. In the case of gestational surrogacy, the surrogate mother does not pass DNA since an embryo/fertilized egg from another woman (the real mother or a donor) is planted in the uterus directly. There is possibility, however, that some DNA can be transferred from the surrogate mother to the fetus and vice versa, but this has almost no effect in the DNA of the child as the few cells will hide amongst the trillions of original cells from the real parents of the child.

Do You Get Paid For Being A Surrogate In Alberta?

You don’t get paid for being a surrogate mother in Alberta Canada. It is illegal to provide compensation for a surrogate mother in Canada, according to the Assisted Human Reproductive Act. Surrogate mothers can only be reimbursed for their entire expenses during the pre-pregnancy phase, pregnancy period, child-birth, and the recovery period (an approximate period of 10 months). Anything outside reimbursement is prohibited.

Thinking of Becoming a Surrogate Mother in Alberta? Contact Us Today!

If you have been thinking about becoming a surrogate mother, do no hesitate to contact us at ANU Fertility. We will match you with intended parents of your choice. We will also provide you with surrogate mentorship, professional advice, and adequate support throughout the period of your surrogacy. A fantastic experience awaits you.

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