Surrogacy in Mexico has been and still is regulated by individual states — just like in the United States different states and each has different legislation and Mexican surrogacy laws. There is no current federal law banning surrogacy, and it has only been legislated in 2 of the 31 Mexican states. But the lack of a prohibition is not the same as legalization. For years, Tabasco was the only Mexican state with explicit laws that supported surrogacy. This made Tabasco the only state where surrogacy in Mexico was legal. That changed in January 2016 when surrogacy was banned in that state.
While Tabasco state has now banned Surrogacy for foreigners, most Mexican states still have no surrogacy laws. As a result, “unregulated surrogacy” programs continue to be offered. Mexico City and Cancun are the most common destinations for these programs. Unregulated surrogacy programs have unique risks that all Intended Parents should understand however with a reliable agency such as WCOB and its team of specialists many risks can be easily avoided.