Welcome to the Surrogacy Advisory Group
Welcome to South Africa’s first advice and support service for those who are considering surrogacy. The Surrogacy Advisory Group’s aim is to raise awareness and education about surrogacy in South Africa.
We help potential surrogate mothers and commissioning parents decide if surrogacy is the correct path for them. We’ll look at your own unique set of circumstances and help you to make the decision that is right for you. And above all, we will be a support throughout the process.
In Addition to offering advice on surrogacy, The Surrogacy Advisory Group acts to promote and protect the interests and rights of both Commissioning Parents and Surrogate Mothers.
**NEWSFLASH: Surrogacy Advisory Group goes to court and wins a groundbreaking judgement that seeks to protect infertile persons. Read more here: http://www.surrogacy.co.za/about-surrogacy/legal-genetic-link-requirement/ **
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all you have helped us with this year; your guidance, patience and understanding were invaluable to both my husband and I and it made a stressful time far less stressful. It was incredibly helpful to have you and your experience along on our journey.”
A surrogate is a woman who carries a baby on behalf of future parents who are medically unable to do so. Here at the Surrogacy Advisory Group, we will hold your hand and support you throughout this exciting and life-changing experience.
Altruistic surrogacy is legal in South Africa. It’s governed by a complex set of legal, medical and ethical guidelines that can be frightening at first glance. But it’s a wonderful and deeply satisfying experience built on mutual respect, partnership and teamwork; a complex but rewarding process. To make it a positive and enriching experience for all, it needs to be thoroughly understood, so here’s a starting point for your journey.
“Dis baie goeie nuus!! My hart is sommer seer van blydskap! Baie dankie vir al jou moeite en tyd wat jy aan ons gegee het, waardeer dit opreg!”
Surrogacy Advisory Group is here to help you, a free service offered to all women and men in South Africa by a team of people with both personal and professional experience of infertility and surrogacy. We’ll provide you with free support and advice, as well as referrals to our well-established network of top medical, legal and psycho-social surrogacy professionals.
Important note: All professional services rendered by doctors, lawyers and psychologists are charged for separately by the respective professionals you choose to employ in this process.
The SAG and its volunteers do not represent that any potential surrogate or parent-to-be is in fact suitable mentally, or medically fit to proceed with the process. The respective Doctors and Psychologists will make these assessments separately for the cost of the intended parent. As a non-profit organisation that offers our services for free we cannot carry the costs of such assessments. Our role is to educate, inform and support parents-to-be and potential surrogates, and to facilitate introductions to a network of professionals who will undertake the assessment process at their usual professional fees. Our role is not to assess the mental and/or medical suitability of potential parents or surrogates, that belongs to the qualified professionals.
Surrogacy is an enormous commitment on many levels and we’ll help you navigate your way through the maze so that you feel informed, committed and supported at all times.
If it were not for women who are willing to perform this ultimate act of human kindness, there would be so many men and women out there who would be forced to face a future of broken hearts and empty arms.
If you would like to join our free support service and find out whether surrogacy is right for you, please complete the online form below. Once we have received your information, we’ll be in touch to discuss the next steps.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Future parents please read the ‘Do you need a surrogate‘ page to determine whether surrogacy is the right path for you.
Potential surrogates please note that according to the law, surrogacy can only be done for altruistic reasons and secondly, you must have had a child of your own. If you have not yet had a child, you are unfortunately not eligible to be a surrogate.