Surrogacy Law in Canada

Surrogacy in Canada is legal, but is not commercialized (no profit allowed).

In 2004, new laws were passed to prohibit a surrogate mother from being paid. Under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, she may be reimbursed for expenses incurred during preparation for transfer of embryos, while pregnant, and for a determined amount of time after birth.

 

Click here to view the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

Please click here to view the specific laws regarding Canada’s Assisted Human Reproduction website.

A Human Rights Reponse to Commercial Strategy

Paula Gerber speaks about the debate that runs regarding the rights to surrogacy in a commercial sense. This is a subject that has been making headlines in the news recently and Paula is able to put all sides of this debate into prospective. Click here to watch the YouTube video.

 

Having a baby using a donor egg:
Can you feel the same about a child to whom you have no genetic link?

A beautiful and honest read about genetics when deciding to have a child.

Read the article here.

Moving past the stigma of Surrogacy in Canada

Times have changed and, as a society, we have become more open to the diversity of how families are formed.

Read the article here.

Docs find ‘very steep’ decline in sperm count in North American men. Here’s why

Men, scientists have noticed a drastic change in your swimmers and fertility. A new study is warning that there’s been a “significant ongoing decline” in the sperm counts of Western men.

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Morning sickness linked to ‘greedy little embryos’ taking iodine, new research says

Nausea and vomiting are actually signs embryo is healthy and mother has sufficient iodine, U of W prof says.

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When women are surrogate mothers: is that work?

A recent Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) news article reported that the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) has called for the federal government to reconsider the ban on payment for surrogacy in Canada.

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This commercial nails the right way to talk to someone struggling with infertility

This 90-second ad isn’t documenting a “Hallmark moment” of life’s most celebratory moments. Instead, it reveals the hope and the heartache of one couple who are having trouble conceiving, and it does so with the most poignant of images.

Watch it here.

Ontario Passes Law Ensuring Equal Recognition for All Parents and Children

Bill 28, the All Families Are Equal Act, 2016, recognizes the legal status of all parents, whether they are LGBTQ2+ or straight, and whether their children were conceived with or without assistance.

Read the article here.