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Surrogacy in South Africa is legal and it is performed for altruistic reasons. It is illegal for the surrogate mother to charge for carrying a baby for the commissioning parent/s except for the monthly expenses stipulated in Chapter 19 of the South African Children’s Act from 2005, amended 2010.

There isn’t one, central organization which one can approach to find a surrogate mother in South Africa. There are however a few options that you can explore:

A Surrogate Mother is a woman who agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person or a couple called the Commissioning Parent(s). There are two kinds of surrogate mothers. The preferred route to go with surrogacy in South Africa is using a Gestational Surrogate Mother.

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