Local Laws on Surrogate Mother in Norway
Norwegian law has established a two-tier system against surrogacy:
1. Egg donation is prohibited in Norway, and therefore surrogate motherhood is not possible;
2. A woman who has given birth to a child is recognized as a mother. Thus, even abroad, surrogacy for Norwegian citizens is excluded.
If a Norwegian woman moves to another country and becomes a surrogate mother herself, she is still considered the child’s mother. In case local citizens conclude a surrogacy agreement with a national of another country, a baby born due to such an arrangement abroad will have an uncertain legal status. In other words, it won’t be easy to obtain citizenship and residence in Norway. The government openly warns its residents regarding this subject. In Norway, IVF medical clinics only perform natural interventions to fertilize the mother’s eggs with the father’s sperm without donor assistance.