Surrogacy in Colombia: A growing trend, as more and more people seek this path to parenthood

The process of surrogacy is one of the many options that exist to conceive a child. This alternative gives the intentional parents (IP) the chance of being genetically linked with their descendant, is often faster and more effective than adoption because it does not involve such a bureaucratic and time-consuming process.

Those who have been frustrated in their desire to become parents may find in this choice an answer to their problems.

Babynova, formerly known as Novafem, is Colombia’s most experienced genetic and fertility center in providing this service, accompanying the dreams of thousands of families.

What is it about?

This novel assisted reproduction technique is a beautiful process, where a person with gestational capacity, in a voluntary act of kindness, allows another person who unfortunately has lost this ability or has never had it, to have a child through her uterus.

Commonly called a «surrogate mother» or “gestational carrier”, this woman carries out the pregnancy and gives birth to the baby of that person or couple, who has waited so long for it.

It should be noted that, although it is a gestational carrier (GC)  (or wrongly known as «womb for rent»), both the eggs and the sperm can come, and generally do, from the future parents, but also from donors if required. Never in Colombia from the GC

How is the surrogate mother selected? 

There are few fertility centers that offer such options, and Babynova is one of them. With strict safety standards and protocols scientifically established by the best professionals in the industry, they ensure that the person selected to assist in the process is medically evaluated and has the necessary conditions for a safe pregnancy.

The chosen person must not present pathologies or diseases that can be transmitted during the formation or delivery. In this way, they seek to preserve the health and well-being of the future baby and the GC.

Babynova has a 360° plan that includes all  points mentioned above. In this way, they seek to make the surrogacy process as pleasant and reassuring as possible, including aspects such as comfort, oversight, legal advice and pregnancy monitoring by a physician, gynecologist  perinatologist.

If I go through  surrogacy, can they take away the custody of my child?

This aspect is very important and worries many people and couples interested in this procedure. In Colombia the laws protect the intentional mothers and fathers of the child, which means that the right of those who prove genetic link is privileged over the one who gives birth, without link.

In Babynova, the surrogate, in addition to going through a selection process based on her physical conditions, is evaluated as to her understanding and comprehension of the implications of the process. This decision gives high chances  that there will be no post-delivery conflicts or doubts as to who is responsible for the maternity/paternity.

Why choose Babynova?

The specialists of the former Novafem center, and now Babynova, are familiar with all types of cases and carry out the fertilization process based on the realistic possibilities of those involved. The team does not seek to give false expectations; on the contrary, they are committed to making accurate diagnoses that will allow them to find the most appropriate procedure, guaranteeing the success and happiness of future families.

Their clinic also assists couples from all over the world, through agreements with international agencies, which represents a great facility for those who are in countries with little legal regulation on surrogacy.

Babynova is a center specializing in fertility and genetics deeply committed to solving the problems of their patients through innovative solutions under high medical-scientific standards, always prioritizing ethics and well-being.