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For couples and individuals in Thailand facing infertility or other reproductive challenges, surrogacy can offer a path forward in building the family they’ve dreamed of. However, the legal landscape around surrogacy within Thailand has undergone significant changes in recent years, creating complexities that require expert guidance.

At First Fertility, we understand the intricacies of pursuing surrogacy while residing in Thailand. Our renowned fertility specialists work closely with a network of trusted international surrogacy providers to make these journeys to parenthood possible while navigating the local regulatory environment.

With our specialist team’s insights, you can navigate your family-building options confidently, overcoming Thailand’s evolving surrogacy landscape. We’re here to counsel you through the medical and legal considerations, so you can focus on preparing for the special moment of welcoming your child.

Surrogacy Laws in Thailand

Thailand has implemented significant legal changes to surrogacy regulations in recent years. The Protection of Children Born from Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act, passed in 2015, prohibits commercial surrogacy arrangements while allowing altruistic surrogacy under specific conditions.

Under this law, surrogacy is only permitted for legally married couples, where the intended mother is unable to carry a pregnancy herself. The surrogate must be a relative of the intended parents, and no financial compensation beyond necessary expenses is allowed.

Thailand does not currently allow surrogacy for foreigners, gay couples, or single intended parents within its borders. These restrictions have caused many intended parents in Thailand to consider pursuing surrogacy abroad in destinations with more permissive legal frameworks.

Surrogacy for Foreigners in Thailand > Not permitted

Surrogacy for LGBTQ+ Couples in Thailand  > Not permitted

Surrogacy for Single Intended Parents in Thailand > Not permitted

With Thailand’s strict surrogacy laws and regulations, legal surrogacy arrangements are limited to specific cases of altruistic surrogacy for married heterosexual couples who are Thai nationals. Most medical professionals advise exploring surrogacy only at clinics abroad with protective legal frameworks for other circumstances.

How Surrogacy Works in Thailand

Thailand’s surrogacy laws establish clear processes and requirements for qualifying altruistic surrogacy arrangements within the country. However, these regulations create significant barriers for many intended parents.

Intending parents considering surrogacy in Thailand must meet stringent criteria, including being a legally married couple where the intended mother has a medical condition preventing pregnancy. The surrogate must be a relative of the intended parents, and no financial compensation beyond necessary expenses is allowed.

Securing parentage rights and birthrights for children born via surrogacy in Thailand requires navigating complex legal procedures and documentation. Violating any aspect of the surrogacy laws can result in severe penalties.

Surrogacy Prices in Thailand

While commercial surrogacy is prohibited in Thailand, altruistic surrogacy arrangements incur costs related to medical procedures, legal fees, and reimbursable expenses for the surrogate.

Given the legal complexities and restrictions, many surrogacy professionals recommend Thai residents interested in these services explore surrogacy programs at accredited clinics abroad. Working with reputable international providers ensures adhering to established legal frameworks and ethical protocols.

While costs can vary substantially, surrogacy arrangements with First Fertility amount to between $65,000 – $90,000 USD once all medical, legal, and additional fees are factored in. Other international destinations like the United States offer more costly programs, often above $200,000 USD.

Surrogacy Agencies in Thailand

Currently, there are no surrogacy agencies operating legitimately within Thailand itself, as commercial surrogacy practices are prohibited under the country’s laws.

International agencies and clinics offer advisory services for Thai residents interested in exploring surrogacy abroad as an alternative path to parenthood. These providers can guide intended parents through the processes and requirements in surrogacy hubs like Kyrgyzstan or the United States.

Our surrogacy network operates in permitted destinations to facilitate matching intended parents with pre-screened surrogates. We manage the complete surrogacy process, including legal, medical, travel, and counseling services according to local regulatory requirements and your wishes.

Thailand Surrogacy Requirements

Thailand’s surrogacy laws establish strict requirements for qualifying altruistic surrogacy arrangements within the country. These include:

  • Intended parents must be a legally married Thai couple
  • Intended mother has a medical condition preventing pregnancy
  • Surrogate must be a relative of the intended parents
  • No financial compensation beyond reimbursable expenses allowed
  • Intended parents and surrogate undergo medical evaluations
  • Intended parents must meet age and financial criteria
  • Establishment of parental rights through court processes

Violating any aspect of these surrogacy requirements can result in criminal penalties under Thailand’s laws. For intended parents not meeting these stipulations, pursuing surrogacy abroad is advisable.

Advantages of International Surrogacy for Thai Residents

Thailand’s strict surrogacy laws have created significant barriers for many intended parents hoping to build families through these means. International surrogacy provides Thai residents with alternative paths to parenthood that follow defined legal and medical protocols in other countries.

Key advantages of working with international surrogacy providers include:

  • Operating under established surrogacy laws and protections
  • Accessing a wider range of qualified surrogate candidates
  • Receiving guidance from experienced coordinators 
  • Legal contracts to establish parental rights securely
  • Obtaining insurance and counseling support services
  • Accessing latest reproductive technologies and medical procedures
  • Support through each phase from fertilization to post-birth
  • Ethical practices prioritizing all parties’ rights and wellbeing

By consulting with our trusted international surrogacy professionals, Thai residents can become parents while bypassing the limitations of the domestic regulatory environment. Pursuing parenthood via this path overseas allows doing so through transparent, ethical processes defined by national laws in other countries.

Your Surrogacy Journey

At First Fertility, we’ll ensure every legal, financial, and emotional consideration surrounding your unique surrogacy situation is thoughtfully accounted for at every turn. Building your family is an incredible investment – one our entire team believes you deserve to make with confidence and peace of mind.

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Surrogacy can understandably bring up many questions and considerations. If you’re a Thai resident interested in exploring surrogacy safely and responsibly, our team at First Fertility is here to advise you on navigating this path.

Our partnerships with trusted surrogacy providers abroad allow guiding you through every step of this journey, from initial consultations through the birth of your child. We prioritize an ethical experience for all parties while maximizing your family-building prospects for success.

Reach out to us today to discuss your surrogacy options and take the first steps towards welcoming your bundle of joy into the world.

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