When I called the Mexico IVF clinic's telling them I was looking to do Surrogacy in Mexico the reply was flat out NO, we do not do Surrogacy.
Then I changed my question to - I have a Surrogate from the USA - can I bring her there and you transfer into her.
Still mainly NO was the answer, but I started to get some answer's of hmmmm, that is interesting, maybe.
Then I got hold of IMI and their answer was:
Yes! You can have a Surrogated Uterus, but we do not have any. You will have to bring your own!
My immediate thought is: What is a Surrogated Uterus??????
Will the airline let me carry one in my suitcase?
It sounds messy. Will it ruin my luggage?
If they don't have one, where am I supposed to find one?
A Surrogated Uterus sounds like a chopped up Uterus. How are the pieces going to hold a baby?
This can't lead to a healthy pregnancy. Can it?
I follow up with IMI for some clarification.
Surrogated Uterus = Surrogate.
Whew!!!! Ok, we have a Surrogate already that is easy. Besides, even if we didn't have a Surrogate already lined up how hard would it be to find a US Surrogate that wants to spend a long weekend in Mexico on vacation for the transfer.
Then IMI gives us some bonus news. Unlike most US clinic's they don't charge any extra fees when you use a Surrogate. They say "we are doing egg retrieval from one person and transfering into one person so the fees are the same as if someone was doing IVF without a surrogate."
Alright! We go to Mexico and our Surrogate gets a new name and she becomes Duty Free.