Colombia offers first-rate, cost-effective medical services and first-world infrastructure for surrogacy making it a good option for international surrogacy.
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Soaring Andean summits, unspoiled Caribbean coast, enigmatic Amazon jungle, cryptic archaeological ruins and cobbled colonial communities – Colombia boasts all of South America’s allure, and more.
A wealth of ancient civilizations left behind a fascinating spread of archaeological and cultural sites throughout Colombia. The one-time Tayrona capital, Ciudad Perdida, built between the 11th and 14th centuries, is one of the continent’s most mysterious ancient cities, arguably second only to Machu Picchu. Even more shrouded in mystery is San Agustín, where more than 500 life-sized ancient sculpted statues – some 5000 years old and of enigmatic origin – dot the surrounding countryside. And then there’s Tierradentro, where elaborate underground tombs scooped out by an unknown people add even more mystique to Colombia’s past.
Led by Cartagena’s extraordinarily preserved old city, Colombia offers an off-the-radar treasure trove of wonderfully photogenic cobblestoned towns and villages that often feel like they hail from a different century. Unweathered Barichara and sleepy Mompós feel like movie sets, while whitewashed Villa de Leyva appears stuck in 16th-century quicksand. Colombia’s panorama of postcard-perfect pueblos are among the best preserved on the continent; just don’t explore them in high heels!
The legal framework in Columbia is well established for prospective Intended Parents, making this country an increasingly popular international surrogacy destination. There is support for providing international surrogacy services in Colombia to couples, singles, and same-sex partners. Colombia has positive legislations and a favourable position on surrogacy relationships. All family types, since 2015, can avail surrogacy services in Colombia irrespective of his/her sexual orientation. Due, to this many surrogacy centers are offering surrogacy for gay couples.
All Colombians are eligible for public health insurance, and this includes surrogates and new-born babies as well.
Surrogates must have at least one child of their own with a history of complication-free, full-term pregnancies and should be typically between 21 and 37 years of age to be eligible to proceed as a surrogate.
The Constitutional Court’s outlined the necessary requirements and conditions of a surrogacy program including:
- There is a physiological problem to conceive the eggs for the IVF are not provided by the surrogate mother (there is no biological link to her) .
- The surrogacy process is altruistic (non commercial).
- The surrogate mother meets a series of requirements such as adulthood, psychophysical health, having children, etc.
- The surrogate mother must pass strict medical and psychological evaluations.
- The surrogate (once pregnant) cannot retract the delivery of the child on behalf of the parents.
- The biological parents cannot refuse the child under any circumstances.
- The death of the biological parents before birth does not leave the child unprotected .
- The surrogate mother can only terminate the pregnancy with a medical indication from her doctor.
In Colombia, there is no discrimination and the average cost of surrogacy is significantly lower than countries like the US. For those who cannot afford an exorbitant cost for surrogacy services in countries like the United States, opting for surrogacy in Colombia may be a great solution since the gestational surrogacy cost is quite low.
A typical guarantee program including unlimited egg donations, IVF cycles and embryo transfers until a successful birth in Colombia would amount upto $60,000 – $65,000 which is almost $80,000-$100,000 less than the surrogacy costs in the United States.
Affordable surrogacy in Colombia is possible because of the low cost of living combined with many of the first-world infrastructure and medical facilities. Colombia enjoys a cost of living about one-third of California.
Many countries have prohibitions, restrictions against using a gestational carrier, and these lead to international surrogacy journeys in countries like Colombia and the USA which have written laws or case laws that have entrenched a precedent on the subject. But the gestational surrogacy cost in the United States is out of reach of the average person, while being very affordable in Colombia.
As of now, Colombia is the most economical, low-cost gay-friendly surrogacy country. It is also one of the few countries offering the right amount of legal protection and financial affordability. As, there are currently minimal global options for affordable gay surrogacy, and some surrogacy agencies do not offer surrogacy for gay couples. But, In Colombia, gay surrogacy is possible. Besides, high quality and services, one dominant benefit of Colombian surrogacy is the cost.
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