Nigeria has a small but growing commercial surrogacy sector for Nigerian Nationals, with some Surrogacy Agencies for those who require assistance in locating a paid surrogate
A number of Nigerian IVF clinics are reported to have high success rates. See Service Providers for Details
A complete psychological evaluation and numerous blood screening tests are required, as well as a signed legal agreement among all involved parties.
How do you find a Nigerian surrogate?
Options are via;
• Friends or family: Sometimes you can ask a friend or relative to be a surrogate for you. Because of the high cost of surrogacy and the complex legal issues about parental rights, a tried-and-tested family relationship can be simpler to manage.
• A surrogacy agency which helps you find a surrogate and make arrangements. It also collects any fees from you for your surrogate, such as medical expenses. Some Nigerian IVF clinics can help you find a surrogate.
There isn’t a federal law on surrogacy in Nigeria, so parental rights aren’t guaranteed after a surrogate pregnancy. To protect your rights as parents-to-be and the rights of the child you’re hoping to have, hire a lawyer who specializes in reproductive law. They can write a surrogacy agreement that clearly spells out what everyone needs to do. This may help if legal issues come up after birth. It can also outline agreements about a variety of possible scenarios with the pregnancy, such as what happens if there are twins or triplets.
It is advisable to invest in counselling before starting the surrogacy process, to help you think about all the possible scenarios
Surrogacy Agency FAQ
Do Intended parents need to accommodate the surrogate?
This is for you to decide. Some agencies cater and provide accommodation for the surrogate all through the 9 months ,some do not. You mịght want your surrogate to give birth abroad, So you should discuss what you want exactly with the agency
At what point is payment involved?
Payment to a surrogacy agency may be in batches or at once. Couples start paying their agency right from when egg is transfered. However the bulk of the fee is paid when the surrogate becomes pregnant. Any outstanding amount is paid on or before delivery. Some agencies get all their fee when pregnancy is confirmed, while a negligible amount is paid at egg transfer in case IVF fails.