Altruistic surrogacy is legal in all parts of Australia except the northern territory, where no laws govern this assisted reproduction method. In this country, however, commercial surrogacy is treated as a criminal offense.
In Canada, surrogacy is legal, but it is highly restricted. In this country, most of the bureaucracies are handled by provinces. Commercial surrogacy is a criminal offense, and a surrogate mother should not receive more than out-of-pocket expenses.
Surrogacy in Canada
In China, surrogacy is not forbidden by law, but interestingly, it is not also expressly allowed. There are a host of stringent departmental rules set by the ministry of health, which seek to punish medical professionals who engage in surrogacy.
The de facto and legal framework governing surrogacy in Kazakhstan is similar to that in Russia. Nonetheless, this process is costly in this country; thus, you can only have a child through this process if you have a huge budget. In fact, there are hardly any cases of surrogacy in this nation.
In Kenya, there is no law governing surrogacy, but this doesn’t mean that it is illegal. Many clinics have, over the years, offered successful surrogacy to thousands of people at low costs (as little as $30,000).