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Professional Visit Report: Exploring Egg Donation, Surrogacy, and Escrow Practices in Colombia

On Behalf of | Jan 15, 2023 | Firm News

Recently, our team embarked on a professional visit to Colombia, a country renowned for its progressive approach to assisted reproduction. Our primary objective was to delve into the intricacies of egg donation and surrogacy, as well as to understand the role of escrow services in the process.

The journey began with a visit to a reputable fertility clinic in Bogota. The clinic, equipped with US art technology and an expert team of medical professionals, offered us a comprehensive understanding of their egg donation and surrogacy procedures. From selection and screening of donors, to the egg retrieval process and in vitro fertilization, we were privy to each step of the process. The dedication to ensure the health and safety of both the donor and the intended parents was truly commendable.

Our exploration of surrogacy was facilitated through a meeting with a distinguished family law attorney team, specializing in reproductive rights. The attorney enlightened us about the legal landscape of surrogacy in Colombia, explaining the rights of surrogate mothers, intended parents. It was enlightening to learn about Colombia’s robust legal framework that allows the parental establishment between the intended parents and the child.

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The final leg of our visit was dedicated to understanding the role of escrow services in managing funds throughout the egg donation and surrogacy journey. We had the opportunity to interact with the local clinic and attorneys, where we learned about the crucial role of a professional escrow attorney or company in ensuring financial transparency and security. By holding and disbursing funds as needed during the surrogacy process, the escrow company plays a vital role in protecting the interests of both surrogate mothers and intended parents, most importantly, the fluctuation in exchange rate of Colombia money. Overall, our visit to Colombia was an educational experience, offering us valuable insights into the country’s egg donation, surrogacy, and escrow practices. It is evident that Colombia has managed to strike a balance between medical advancements, legal safeguards, and financial transparency, thus providing an exemplary model for other nations in the realm of assisted reproduction.