Surrogacy in Israel: Why Intended Parents Seek Solutions Abroad?
According to the law, surrogacy is considered a fertility treatment due to strict medical criteria for heterosexual couples or single women living in Israel. In both cases, there must be a genetic connection with at least one of the parents (in the case of a couple with the presumed father, only in the case of a single woman, it is not possible to use the donor oocyte).
Surrogate motherhood should be conducted voluntarily, meaning a surrogate mother should not receive money as remuneration for her services. However, she is entitled to total compensation to cover the time spent on the surrogacy pregnancy, all medical expenses, maternity wardrobe costs, and lost income during participating in the program. The amount of money that she may receive under the surrogacy agreement signed with the intended parents must be previously confirmed by a particular State Committee.Read more