South African Legislation Pertaining To Surrogacy

Significant legislation pertaining to surrogacy in South Africa is applicable in the best interests of both commissioning parents and surrogate mothers.

  • The most important aspect governing a surrogate motherhood agreement is Chapter 19 of the Children's Act promulgated 1 April 2011.
  • The surrogate agreement requires incorporation of necessary psychological assessments formulated in a specific fashion.
  • Aspects pertaining to maternity/ paternity leave during surrogacy are also frequently enquired after. Further details have been provided for your information.
  • For further details or assessment of legislation pertaining to surrogacy in South Africa, contact surrogacy attorneys who are extensively experienced in these aspects.


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