International surrogacy can be fraught with difficulty. Recent international media coverage has highlighted significant concerns for those considering travelling overseas for commercial surrogacy arrangements. It is extremely important to ensure that any child born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement overseas is able to exit that country lawfully, and enter and reside permanently in New Zealand, if that is the intention.
All New Zealanders who are considering international surrogacy as an option for their family are strongly encouraged to seek independent legal advice, and consult with Child,Youth and Family (CYF), the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) before starting the process. For more information, please see https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/international-surrogacy.
Reviewed:9 May 2016, 15:04
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