Québec will Authorize the use of Surrogate Mothers
November 8, 2021 | Amendments to legislation
In Quebec, for as long as the Civil Code of Quebec has been in force and effect, contracts with respect to surrogacy were not a legally recognized form of procreation. This meant that although it was legally possible to use a third parties’ sperm to have a baby, it was illegal to use a third parties’ uterus. Therefore, the only couples that were able to have children were heterosexual couples and lesbian couples, and/or through adoption. This stipulation prevented two men, or any couple struggling with infertility from having a child through surrogacy. Therefore, the upcoming reform to the rules on surrogacy is a big step towards inclusiveness in growing a family in Quebec.