6. The Birth and Regulation of the Legal Status of the Newborn – You Are Not Alone!

The birth and regulation of the newborn’s status are the most exciting parts of the procedure, but they also entail a great deal of stress and various concerns. We will be with you every step of the way!

During the birth phase and the regulation of the status of the newborn, SurMom takes full command. In the weeks before the birth, we make sure that the surrogate gets closely monitored by the future obstetrician. This precise follow-up allows us to get an indication of the expected date of birth several days in advance. We invite the intended parents to be present at the happy moment of the new baby joining their family. The birth, whether in Israel or abroad, takes place in the most advanced medical centers. Maternity rooms are equipped with the highest level of medical equipment and medical staff skilled in surrogacy.

At this stage, we at SurMom also accompany the new parents – we take care of coordinating their arrival in the country of birth, booking accommodation and transportation for them and more. Immediately after birth, the baby passes to the parents. While the baby is being welcomed into the new family, citizenship procedures and formal affiliations are completed. SurMom’s team is skilled in these processes. So while you are busy with your new family, we take care of the rest!

Already in the delivery room, you receive the newborn baby’s birth certificate, on which you are registered as the father and mother. At the same time, the surrogate mother signs an affidavit waiving her rights. After discharge from the hospital abroad, you and your new baby are transferred to a designated apartment in SurMom. You stay there until your legal status is settled. The apartment is equipped with everything you need for the new baby and your family. Our staff is at your disposal for everything you need (shopping, laundry, travel to the hospital and embassy, translation services and more). We will even provide you with nurse services once a week.

After the newborn’s legal status is registered (a formal procedure that takes about three weeks), a passport is obtained and the new family is released. We accompany you to the airport and send you safely back home to start your new life as a family.

It is important to us that you take the time to experience the birth, get to know the baby, integrate as a family and make the trip back home together.