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    Default Gestational Surrogacy at Egg Donors Asia in Thailand

    Hi there

    Has anyone personal experience of doing Gestational Surrogacy at Egg Donors Asia in Thailand?

    http://www.eggdonorsasia.com/index.htm

    I am currently researching clinics for Gestational Surrogacy in India and Thailand and wondered if you could please give me any advice as to what the pros/cons are with each country?

    The reason why I am also looking at Egg Donors Asia in Thailand is because my MIVF fertility specialist is currently dealing with them for a handful of her other patients and speaks very highly of them but I am a little nervous because all the threads I read, seem to point in the direction of India.

    Could anyone please help me make our decision?

    Thank you so much in advance

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    India is becoming difficult with the new visa requirements for unmarried or gay couples. I'm looking for ANYONE who has completed the surrogacy process in Thailand and brought their baby home.

    We're stuck. We were halfway through the process in Mumbai, and suddenly our clinic stopped everything. Now we need to make a decision fast. But I don't anyone who has done Thailand, and I'm really worried about getting the birth certificate with the genetic father's name.

    Help!!

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    hi Bill,

    I think in Thailand it is the mother's rights that are the main issue. Under Thai law the mother named on the birth certificate is the most important parent and has full rights as a parent unless these are altered by the appropriate court.
    Have you read the information the Australian Embassy in Bangkok's website http://www.thailand.embassy.gov.au/b...surrogacy.html

    In addition to the Citizenship by Descent (through Immigration Dept known as DIAC) you then need to arrange a passport for the child to travel to Australia - that is handled by a different government department (thru Departmt of Foreign Affairs - DFAT). You should email them for information about passports for children born under surrogacy arrangements Consular.Bangkok@dfat.gov.au

    Also this article written by an Australian lawyer living in Thailand might be useful
    http://thailawonline.com/en/family/c...-thailand.html

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    Bubs how did you go? We are also looking at Donor Eggs in Thailand. We initially looked at using a surrogate but our state is one that does not permit paid overseas surrogacy.

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    Bill

    I am in the same situation. My partner and i are about to go India by the end of this month. All airfares and hotel have been booked. Due to the changes in India, we may have to look for the surrogacy process in Thailand too.

    You can email me to py24@hotmail.com to discuss

    Paul

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    Default Thanks Twocam...

    I'm told new parents need to adopt the child after it's born, and that requires 3 months in Bangkok. But I don't know anyone who has done this. Most Aussies I talk to say they just left the country using the Birth Certificate and a DNA test as proof of paternity.

    Of course, the surrogate's name remains forever on the birth certificate -- which I guess is not a big deal for some couples.

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    Hi again

    We decided to go ahead with the thailand agency last night due to the fact that it has been confirmed that my agency in India is no longer going ahead any new procedure til further notice.

    I am desperately looking for someone from Australia who went through the surrogacy in Thailand, so i can get more information from them..

    Can you tell them to contact me py24@hotmail.com kindly or anyone from this blog who can give me advice on this topic.

    thanks

    Paul

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    Hi - We are also looking at Thailand. I guess we get to be the pioneers...which agency are you guys going to sign up with?

    I could not find many reviews online....thanks

    David and Carlo

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    Just send me an email ... I will reply to discuss

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    Default Thailand surrogacy parents

    On a Facebook group, I met a few parents who have started the process in Thailand. The name of the group is Surrogacy Australia.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/273975192646219/

    I've also had our lawyer look into this, and there's good news and bad news. The good news is that Thai law will immediately recognize the genetic father as THE father with a DNA test (or just the word of the IVF clinic & hospital). This assumes the surrogate is unmarried. If she's married, her husband is automatically recognized as the father. (Single surrogates ONLY in Thailand!) The baby is then automatically granted a Thai passport, and the parents can travel home with permission from the surrogate (which is granted as part of the contract agreement).

    The bad news is that the surrogacy contract is not enforceable. So if the surrogate decides to sue for custody, chances are she'll win. The contract has no weight, and the case is decided in Thai family court -- which decides based on the "best interest of the child" (read: keep the baby with the mother). But there's no reason why a surrogate would sue unless she was badly treated or not paid.

    Of course the surrogate's name remains on the birth certificate, unless you go through the adoption process. This doesn't seem to be complicated, but could require you to be in Thailand for a long time.

    My big problem is the Spanish law (we are Spanish) which requires the baby to be registered/granted citizenship at the consulate of the country of birth. So we don't have the option to leave on the baby's Thai passport. We need to stay until we can get a Spanish passport -- and it's really unclear how that happens.

    Wouldn't you know-- this month there is a new Spanish Consular General in Thailand, and she hasn't yet decided on what the polices will be. And we're told she has a lot to worry about with the new post, and this is not a priority.

    I'll try and keep people posted if I find anything new.

    -- Bill


 

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