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#1 Alice_W

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:49 AM

So my question is the same as topic title:
"If it possible to bring surrogacy from abroad to born my child in Canada?"
And if it possible what I should do next?



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 11:27 AM

Alice I'm not sure if/when the lawyer checks in, but please see this article:

 

http://www.ctvnews.c...ebate-1.3023973

 

Do you have Canadian citizenship? Would your surrogate require a Visa to enter the country? If yes, she may be denied entry. Also, women in the third trimester are often discouraged from travelling by both insurance companies and airlines?



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:15 PM

Is there a particular reason why you're looking for surrogacy in Canada?  It's my understanding that the costs would be more reasonable where you are in the Czech Republic.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:29 AM

Was born in Canada. Now live in USA, visiting friends and parents in Canada at least several dozen times each year.
Working in virtual office in Europe. Сoworkers said that we have some kind of specific network and sometimes my own location would be changed to location of our office.

 

In my particular case I wish that my child\children got сitizenship of both Canada and USA at the same time.
Because I think that it would be great for children to have a choice between two countries, especially in case of medicine and education.

 

P.S.: hubby has US citizenship. I got both.

P.P.S.: in case of Canada my parents have a huge house, so I can stay there with child\children for a while, until we found "our place" or even move there in case of twins.

 

I wish to be more healthy to carry own babies so trying as hard as I can but in my almost 37 doctors said about: "producing own eggs should be your first priority"...

 

In case of clinic will try to search where you said (CR or something cheaper).



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:28 AM

Just remember that if you are currently living outside of Canada, even if you come here to give birth you will not be covered by the health care system as you have to be a resident for three months to gain coverage. Also, I am not sure what the rules are about Canadian and US duel citizenship. There are specific cases where it is allowed, but it is not automatic and has been a struggle for some.

 

I am not sure about the rules of surrogacy in the Czech Republic as it is not a common offering in their clinics and the legal rights to the biological parents may be a bit more murky.

 

Before thinking too far down the road though I would recommend to follow your doctor's advice, get healthy, get some good eggs and see how they develop before planning on where the baby should be born.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:18 AM

As far as I understand, you want to start a surrogacy program where it's cheaper and faster than in canada and take your pregnant surrogate mother to your place for labour? I would also like to know if it's possible to do so as I can't afford "altruistic" Canadian surrogacy, in addition I don't know how to find her.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:33 AM

I cant really comment on this on a legal standpoint, but I can see quite a few logistical and financial issues with trying to have a surrogate from abroad deliver in Canada.  Term gestation is 37 to 41+ weeks so the surrogate would have to put their personal life totally on hold to travel to Canada during that time as very few babies are actually delivered on their due dates, in the case of twins or complications this makes relying on carrying to term even more unreliable.  Also, as the surrogate would not have access to our healthcare, you would be paying out of pocket thousands of dollars for the hospital birth along with the monitoring leading up to delivery.  For a hospital delivery you would have to pay up front the maximum cost possible for the delivery (epidural, C section, 3 day hospital stay etc...) and would be refunded after for the services not used.  I am a labour and delivery nurse (and have infertility...lucky me!) and any surrogate situation I have ever seen is when the surrogate delivers locally to her and the intended parents travel to her for the delivery.  I think that if having the baby born in Canada is that important to you then finding a surrogate in Canada would make the most sense.  Interestingly, I remember some documentary talking about how Canadian surrogates are actually sought out by intended parents in other countries as their care is covered by the Canadian universal healthcare system and so cuts down on some of the costs while still getting a high standard of prenatal care. 



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:01 AM

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I can live in parents house for 3 months (remote worker), in Canada.

Thank you for advice about health.

But in the same time I can search for most affordable "variant".

It won`t affect me at all.

 

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Looks interesting.

Please, can you tell me more about all issues of such way?
P.S.: wish that child have citizenship of both countries asap.



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 10:38 AM

Alice besides my concerns with convenience citizenship, there are concerns with your plans. The three month residency allows you to apply for a Health Card, but I am not sure how long it takes to arrive and what happens in the time between applying and receiving the card. Also, you have no control over WHEN the baby will be born. Say that you arrive in your 5th month. What if your baby is born prematurely? Now you are in a country where you have no health coverage with a pre-term baby that will require an extended NICU stay...very very expensive.

 

Secondly, considering the struggles you have had with pregnancy, and assuming that you overcome these and finally get pregnant, will you not want to be followed by a specialist and give birth at a hospital where they will not know how precious this treasure is for you and how hard you have had live to get to this point? Is this worth the risk? Perhaps in the future your child would want to move to Canada (not hard to do for a US citizen) and gain citizenship that way. The child would not have the health benefits of living in Canada until passing the minimum residency as well anyway, so what is the gain?


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#10 Alice_W

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:13 AM

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Great idea about US, thank you.

In my case - I can live with child in Canada and husband will join us in few years.

If we`ll earn enough money to buy house in US - we`ll definitively do that.

Otherwise we`ll continue to live in Canada until child grows up and then decide what to do next.

 

Wish to give for a child all the best, but small rental apartment in outskirts of tows is our current reality in US, so...



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 02:08 PM

It is wonderful to know that my friends on this thread can take over for me when I miss a question. Thank you, all!

 

Just hatched, surrogacy is difficult enough without introducing these kinds of hurdles. It is also important to respect the surrogate's life, while recognizing that things rarely go as planned when you're dealing with a pregnancy. If you need a surrogate, choose the best jurisdiction for surrogacy, and make sure the surrogate has access to reliable health care. Don't ask her to uproot her life or place unreasonable demands on her. That never ends well.


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