Each destination sets conditions concerning surrogacy. With regard to the types or models of family that are allowed access to this technique, there is a lot of variety:
- The United States and Canada are the only destinations that accept the process regardless of marital status and sexual orientation.
- Russia and Greece only allow surrogacy for heterosexual couples and single women.
- Ukraine and Georgia are the most restrictive, as they only allow access to heterosexual married couples.