Many people come to the United States from abroad for fertility treatments. Some countries do not allow certain treatments, like the surrogacy process, while others can’t offer the same advanced reproductive technology America does. Read about a new law Spain passed that recognizes the right to maternity leave for parents who used surrogacy, and find out how to start your trip to the US.
Complicated Laws in Spain
Spain is one of the countries where surrogacy is illegal. However, many patients forgo these rules by traveling abroad to get such treatments. But, with these international fertility treatments comes a little complication when the new parents return to their home country. For a long time, Spain has had very complicated rules on how they recognize children born from international fertility treatments when it comes to Social Security benefits.
New Laws Allow Maternity Leave after Surrogacy
For the first time in history, Spain’s Supreme Court approved a law to recognize a parent’s right to maternity leave after using surrogacy to have a child. Although using a gestational carrier is still illegal inside the country, the court ruled that “attention to minors” should take priority when it comes to Social Security benefits and allowing parents to stay home and care for the child.
They decided having a new child shows a real necessity for being able to take time off work. The court also ruled to allow a transfer of maternity leave to the father, which is great news for all new parents in Spain.
Why do people come to the United States for surrogacy?
The United States is a great place to visit for surrogacy. With access to the most advanced technology and high success rates, our fertility center can help you start your family in the way that works best for you.
Explore our website to learn more about how the surrogacy process in the United States works, in addition to finding resources for traveling. Visit The Fertility Center of Las Vegas from abroad, and we’ll offer special deals and services to make your trip go more smoothly.