Yes, it is permitted in various countries, including the United States. This option is known as gainful or commercial surrogacy and is a common choice among celebrities who want to avoid the physical changes associated with pregnancy. In other countries like Ukraine, Greece or Georgia, surrogate motherhood is allowed only for medical reasons.
Is surrogacy for non-medical reasons possible?
By Andrea Rodrigo (embryologist).
Last Update: 03/07/2018
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.