Frequently Asked Questions

MIRACLE Surrogacy understands that starting the surrogacy process can be a little overwhelming.  We have been right where you are…wondering where to begin, what to do next, and not knowing where to turn for help.  Don’t worry….we will be there for you.  Let’s start with a look at some frequently asked questions.

Why Choose MIRACLE Surrogacy for our Surrogacy Journey?

MIRACLE Surrogacy is the largest US-based surrogacy agency with the highest success rates, owned and operated by the parents of a child born through surrogacy, with surrogacy programs in the country of Mexico. We have full-service surrogacy programs that are legal, open to LGBTQ+ clients, as well as heterosexual couples and singles.

Is Surrogacy Legal in Mexico?

The answer is 100% yes, in that the federal government does not regulate nor prohibit surrogacy.  In fact, the courts have fully supported the granting of full parental rights to the biological fathers and honoring and enforcing surrogacy contracts.  The state government of Tabasco prohibited commercial surrogacy in January 2016, but this has no impact on surrogacy performed elsewhere in Mexico. MIRACLE Surrogacy’s lawyers have confirmed there are no restrictions on doing surrogacy in Mexico outside of Tabasco.

How much does Surrogacy Cost in Mexico?

International surrogacy that is affordable is rather limited. Surrogacy in the USA can be as much as $150,000 USD to over $200,000.  As of 2018, Surrogacy in Mexico with MIRACLE Surrogacy including everything is only $46,900 for full-service programs in Cancun. MIRACLE Surrogacy also has Guaranteed Baby Surrogacy Programs in Mexico.

I am a single woman. Can I do surrogacy in Mexico?

As a single woman, you can absolutely do surrogacy in Mexico. However, because all birth certificates are issued using the biological father’s name and the surrogate’s name, you will need a trusted friend or relative to be your sperm donor and to sign all contracts.  He will be the one responsible for retrieving the baby upon birth and completing the baby’s exit process to return to your home country. Later, you can have him relinquish all legal rights to the child and give you full legal rights.

Are there financing or payment options?

Unfortunately, no.

Payments are made in stages throughout the pregnancy via wire transfer.

Are there any hidden costs or fees or other charges?

You will always get full transparency from MIRACLE Surrogacy.  No good comes from surprise charges and that simply isn’t going to happen to our clients.  Our programs include everything you need to get pregnant and have a baby and get back home for an uncomplicated, successful pregnancy within the number of allowable attempts included in the programs.  There are no hidden agency fees/hidden costs or charges; everything is clearly spelled out in the contract.

Some things are unpredictable, however and do incur extra expenses.  For example, if you get pregnant with twins, there is an additional charge (once again, that’s spelled out in the contract, and covers extra money for your surrogate and other costs).  Another example is if you use all your allowable embryo transfers and need to continue with additional transfers.  If you run out of embryos and need another IVF egg collection cycle, that would be additional. If your baby requires neonatal intensive care (NICU) or if your surrogate requires any special care/treatment, this would also be an additional cost.  These are all things that are unusual but can happen from time to time.

You will always get full transparency from MIRACLE Surrogacy.  No good comes from surprise charges and that simply isn’t going to happen to our clients.  Our programs include everything you need to get pregnant and have a baby and get back home for an uncomplicated, successful pregnancy within the number of allowable attempts included in the programs.  There are no hidden agency fees/hidden costs or charges; everything is clearly spelled out in the contract.

Some things are unpredictable, however and do incur extra expenses.  For example, if you get pregnant with twins, there is an additional charge (once again, that’s spelled out in the contract, and covers extra money for your surrogate and other costs).  Another example is if you use all your allowable embryo transfers and need to continue with additional transfers.  If you run out of embryos and need another IVF egg collection cycle, that would be additional. If your baby requires neonatal intensive care (NICU) or if your surrogate requires any special care/treatment, this would also be an additional cost.  These are all things that are unusual but can happen from time to time.

When do I do my semen analysis?

A semen analysis is a required part of our program. The semen analysis should be done within 90 days of the sperm deposit at our clinic.

What tests are needed to participate in the surrogacy program?

STD tests and semen analysis are required in order to participate in our program. The tests should be completed within 90 days before you make your sperm deposit at our clinic.

Egg Donor & Surrogate Screening and Healthcare

Our egg donors and surrogates go through a rigorous screening process including complete medical testing, STD screening, psychological testing and counseling and full background checks.  In the case of our surrogates, ongoing counseling and support is provided to them throughout the pregnancy.  The surrogates continue to live in their homes, with the full support of their families.  Additionally, our clinic makes routine visits to the surrogates’ homes for wellness checks and to show them the entire staff cares about them.  While egg donors remain anonymous, our intended parents will know the identities of their surrogates and may maintain contact through the clinic coordinator during pregnancy and on their own after pregnancy if they wish.

After your baby is born, your surrogate continues to receive counseling and regular medical checkups during her rest and recovery period.

Selecting your Egg Donor

This surrogacy program includes a national/Mexican egg donor from our database for $1,500 to $3,000 USD.  We also have International egg donors from our database all of which have an extra charge; the amount depends on the donor.  Egg donors from outside Mexico have an additional cost of $16,500-$17,500 USD. Please ask us for access to our Egg Donor Database and we will send you an email with the link to the database.

Exit Procedure (Getting back home with your baby.)

After your baby is born, it takes about 2 to 3 business days to obtain the birth certificate; our staff at the clinic will help you with this; you have the option to pay for an expedited service so you don’t have to wait in any lines and to make the whole process very easy.  Your baby will automatically be a Mexican citizen and you are welcome to obtain a Mexican passport if you choose to get one.  But more important is to secure citizenship for the baby from your home country.

The exit procedures for obtaining your baby’s passport and returning home with your baby depend on your country of citizenship.  For most countries, it is very easy and requires obtaining a passport for your baby from your country’s consulate near Cancun or embassy in Mexico City.  Some countries such as the United States, Canada and Australia have a requirement to do a DNA test to make sure you are indeed the biological parent of your new baby.  For citizens of the United States and Canada, it takes only 2 to 3 weeks on average to complete the process, obtain your baby’s passport and return home with your baby.  For other countries, it may or may not be more complicated.

Feel free to ask us about the exit process for your country of citizenship.  While it is ultimately your responsibility to determine the steps required by your country and any legal implications with respect to obtaining citizenship for your baby, we are more than pleased to share our guidance with you based on our experience.  You as the intended parent have the sole legal responsibility for working with your government through its embassy or immigration bureau to determine the procedures and obtain citizenship for your baby but we will help in any way we can.

What names appear on the birth certificate?

The biological father and the surrogate’s names will appear on the Mexican birth certificate.  This is very helpful and important when going through the exit process and procedures for obtaining citizenship for your baby from your country.

For U.S. citizens, the U.S. embassy will also issue a document called the Consular Report of a Birth Abroad (CRBA) with only the name of the biological parent who is a U.S. citizen.  When you get back to the U.S., many jurisdictions will permit you to petition your local family court to allow the biological father’s partner (whether your husband/wife or unmarried partner) to become the other legal guardian/parent of the child having all the same legal rights and responsibilities as the biological father.  Once you obtain this court order, you will ask the U.S. State Department to issue an amended CRBA with both names (the biological father and his husband/wife/partner).  This is very important legally and emotionally.  Consult an attorney about this aspect in your own jurisdiction.

Can we have twins?

It is such a blessing and a real MIRACLE to have a baby, so having two little MIRACLES is double the blessing.  We are very proud of our twin birth rate.  While there is no way to increase the odds of having twins other than implanting three embryos versus two, the fact is that 20-25 percent of the time, our pregnancies result in twins.  This is on par with any other fertility clinic in the world.  To increase this chance, intended parents can have two surrogates at the same time, using embryos that come from the same egg donor and biological father (the cost is approximately double for having two surrogates, but we do eliminate the egg donor charge for one surrogate program because you will be using the same egg donor).

Can we have twins using embryos created from the same egg donor, but sperm from two different biological fathers?How many embryos are transferred?

It is a very common dream of a gay couple to have two children, one genetically linked to one partner and the other baby genetically linked to the other partner, but BOTH from the same egg donor. In Mexico, because of laws and the way birth certificates are issued, the ONLY way to do this is by having two surrogates. We cannot legally transfer embryos made from two different biological fathers into the same surrogate. So the cost is essentially double, but we only charge the egg donor charge one time.

How many embryos are transferred?

We always transfer two, which is the industry standard, unless you want one or three embryos transferred. We discuss this with the client before any decision is made and with our doctor, who ultimately approves the decision.