Surrogacy Market Report by Type (Gestational Surrogacy, Traditional Surrogacy), Technology (IVF with ICSI, IVF without ICSI, Intrauterine Insemination), Service Provider (Hospitals, Fertility Clinics, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

Surrogacy Market Report by Type (Gestational Surrogacy, Traditional Surrogacy), Technology (IVF with ICSI, IVF without ICSI, Intrauterine Insemination), Service Provider (Hospitals, Fertility Clinics, and Others), and Region 2024-2032

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Market Overview:

The global surrogacy market size reached US$ 183.4 Million in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 306.9 Million by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% during 2024-2032. The rapid expansion of fertility tourism, rising inability to conceive, easy availability of cost-effective surrogacy, and favorable reimbursement policies offered by governing authorities of numerous countries are some of the major factors propelling the market.

Report Attribute 
Key Statistics
Base Year
Forecast Years
Historical Years
Market Size in 2023
US$ 183.4 Million
Market Forecast in 2032
US$ 306.9 Million
Market Growth Rate (2024-2032) 5.8%

Surrogacy is a reproductive arrangement in which a woman, known as the surrogate or gestational carrier, agrees to carry and give birth to a child for another individual or couple. This method is often sought by individuals or couples facing fertility challenges or medical conditions that prevent pregnancy. There are two primary types of surrogacy: traditional surrogacy, where the surrogate's egg is used, and gestational surrogacy, where the embryo is created using either the intended mother's egg or a donor egg, and then implanted into the surrogate's uterus. Surrogacy involves legal agreements, medical procedures, and emotional considerations, and its legality varies across jurisdictions.

Global Surrogacy Market Report

The increasing awareness of fertility challenges and the rising acceptance of non-traditional family structures will stimulate the growth of the surrogacy market during the forecast period. Couples and individuals facing reproductive obstacles see surrogacy as a viable solution to fulfill their desire for parenthood. Moreover, numerous advancements in reproductive technologies and medical procedures, coupled with improved legal frameworks in certain regions, that facilitate safer and more reliable surrogacy arrangements are positively influencing the market growth. Apart from this, rapid globalization and ease of international travel have enabled intended parents to explore surrogacy options in countries with favorable regulations and lower costs, thereby propelling the market growth. Additionally, the growing support networks, advocacy groups, and online platforms provide information and emotional assistance to those considering surrogacy has accelerated the product adoption rate. Furthermore, the evolving cultural shift toward delayed parenthood and the rising instances of infertility are contributing to the market growth.

Surrogacy Market Trends/Drivers:

Increasing Acceptance and Awareness

The surrogacy market is experiencing a transformative shift due to the expanding acceptance and awareness of surrogacy as a legitimate path to parenthood. With evolving social attitudes and a more open discourse around fertility challenges, surrogacy has gained immense credibility and recognition across the globe. This trend is underpinned by a growing recognition of diverse family structures and an increased willingness to embrace alternative reproductive methods. As a result, more individuals and couples are exploring surrogacy as a viable solution, creating a broader and more receptive market for surrogacy services.

Advancements in medical technology

The surrogacy landscape has been revolutionized by significant advancements in medical technology. Techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and gestational surrogacy have become increasingly sophisticated and accessible worldwide. These innovations enable precise control over the surrogacy process, contributing to improved success rates and reduced medical risks for both surrogate mothers and intended parents. Advanced prenatal testing and medical monitoring further enhance the safety and success of surrogacy arrangements. This trend empowers individuals with fertility challenges and positions surrogacy as a more viable and efficient option within the broader spectrum of assisted reproduction.

Rising cross-border surrogacy arrangements

The surrogacy market is marked by a notable rise in cross-border arrangements, driven by the disparities in surrogacy laws across different countries. Intended parents from various nations with restrictive surrogacy regulations are seeking surrogacy services in jurisdictions with more favorable legal environments. This has spurred the need for expert consulting services that navigate the complex web of legal, cultural, and logistical considerations in international surrogacy journeys. It underscores the global nature of the surrogacy market and emphasizes the necessity for a well-informed approach when pursuing cross-border surrogacy, ensuring compliance with legal frameworks while safeguarding the interests of all stakeholders involved.




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Surrogacy Industry Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global surrogacy market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country levels from 2024-2032. Our report has categorized the market based on type, technology and service provider.

Breakup by Type:

  • Gestational Surrogacy
  • Traditional Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy dominates the market

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the type. This includes gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. According to the report, gestational surrogacy represented the largest segment.

Gestational surrogacy method, where a surrogate carries a pregnancy conceived using the intended parents' or donors' eggs and sperm, offers distinct advantages. It minimizes genetic ties between the surrogate and the child, addressing legal and emotional complexities. Gestational surrogacy also opens doors for individuals and couples facing fertility challenges, same-sex couples, and those seeking genetic diversity.

Moreover, the increasing precision of assisted reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), is propelling the success rates of gestational surrogacy. As a result, it provides a viable solution for intended parents and fosters a broader acceptance of surrogacy due to its streamlined legal and genetic frameworks, thus playing a pivotal role in driving the market forward.

Breakup by Technology:




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  • IVF with ICSI
  • IVF without ICSI
  • Intrauterine Insemination

IVF with ICSI holds the largest share in the market

A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the technology has also been provided in the report. This includes IVF with ICSI, IVF without ICSI, and intrauterine insemination. According to the report, IVF with ICSI accounted for the largest market share.

IVF with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is an advanced assisted reproductive technique that addresses male infertility challenges by directly injecting a single sperm into an egg, optimizing fertilization. This precision enhances the chances of obtaining viable embryos for transfer, thus increasing the success rates of surrogacy arrangements. IVF with ICSI enables intended parents to overcome complex fertility issues, expanding the pool of potential clients for surrogacy services.

Moreover, the higher success rates associated with this technique encourage intended parents to consider surrogacy as a reliable pathway to parenthood, fostering greater demand within the surrogacy market. The integration of IVF with ICSI enhances the medical feasibility of surrogacy and strengthens its reputation as an effective solution, fueling the market growth.

Breakup by Service Provider:

  • Hospitals
  • Fertility Clinics
  • Others

Fertility Clinics represent the most popular service provider

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the service provider. This includes hospitals, fertility clinics, and others. According to the report, fertility clinics represented the largest segment.

Fertility clinics play a pivotal role in propelling the market growth by providing essential medical expertise and infrastructure. These clinics offer a spectrum of advanced reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer procedures, which are fundamental to surrogacy. Their specialized services cater to individuals and couples facing infertility challenges, making surrogacy a viable option. Fertility clinics provide comprehensive medical assessments, personalized treatment plans, and close monitoring throughout the surrogacy journey, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Additionally, these clinics often collaborate with surrogacy agencies and legal experts, creating a seamless experience for intended parents and surrogates. As hubs of medical innovation and support, fertility clinics significantly the market growth by enabling successful pregnancies, facilitating family expansion, and nurturing the partnership between intended parents and surrogates.

Breakup by Region:




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  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa

North America exhibits a clear dominance in the market

The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America accounted for the largest market share.

North America held the biggest share in the market due to its favorable legal, medical, and social landscape. The region's well-established regulatory frameworks in countries like the United States and Canada provide a secure environment for surrogacy arrangements, assuring the rights of intended parents and surrogates, thereby propelling the market growth in North America. Advanced medical facilities and expertise in assisted reproductive technologies, coupled with a culturally accepting environment in North America, attract both domestic and international individuals and couples seeking surrogacy services.

Additionally, the region's diverse population and evolving perspectives on family structures has accelerated the adoption of surrogacy. As a result, North America emerges as a prominent hub within the surrogacy domain, catering to a wide range of intended parents while upholding ethical standards and legal protections.

Competitive Landscape:

Key players in the market are driving innovation through a range of strategies. Prominent surrogacy agencies are embracing digital platforms, streamlining communication between intended parents, surrogates, and medical professionals. They are also integrating advanced embryo screening techniques to enhance success rates and reduce the likelihood of genetic disorders. Some key players are exploring eco-friendly practices by incorporating sustainable approaches in fertility treatments. Collaborations with fertility clinics and legal experts are becoming more prevalent to ensure adherence to evolving regulatory frameworks. These innovations collectively underscore the commitment of key players to continually elevate the surrogacy experience through technological, medical, and holistic advancements. We also expect the market to witness new entrants, consolidation of portfolios, and increased collaborations to drive healthy competition within the domain.

The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:

  • Bourn Hall Clinic
  • CARE Fertility
  • Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation
  • Extraordinary Conceptions
  • Growing Generations LLC
  • Houston Fertility Center
  • IVIRMA Global
  • Max Healthcare
  • New Hope Fertility Center
  • Nova IVF
  • Ovation Fertility
  • Scanfert Clinic

Recent Developments:

  • In June 2021, Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation sponsored A Lifetime of Pride and Joy, a campaign that celebrates and encourages family equality by raising awareness around the accessibility of fertility care among the LGBTQ+ population. This impactful campaign is dedicated to the celebration and advancement of family equality, while also shedding light on the crucial aspect of accessible fertility care. By participating in this campaign, Circle Surrogacy takes a resolute stance in promoting inclusivity and understanding, embracing the diversity of modern families.
  • In June 2023, AHH's Nova IVF Fertility, a pioneering name in the realm of assisted reproductive healthcare, unveiled an ambitious roadmap that envisages the establishment of an impressive network of 100 centers within the next four years. This strategic expansion plan, as reported by the Economic Times, reflects the organization's unwavering commitment to providing accessible and advanced fertility care across India.
  • In October 2022, Ovation Fertility, a leading name in the field of assisted reproductive technology, unveiled an exciting and transformative partnership with Genomic Prediction. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the realm of genetic testing, as it promises to not only enhance but also expand the horizons of genetic assessment within the domain of fertility and family planning. The alliance between Ovation® Fertility and Genomic Prediction showcases a shared commitment to leveraging cutting-edge scientific advancements to empower intended parents with a deeper understanding of their genetic profile and reproductive options.

Surrogacy Market Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Million
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
  • Type
  • Technology
  • Service Provider
  • Region
Types Covered Gestational Surrogacy, Traditional Surrogacy
Technologies Covered IVF with ICSI, IVF without ICSI, Intrauterine Insemination
Service Providers Covered Hospitals, Fertility Clinics, Others
Regions Covered Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Bourn Hall Clinic, CARE Fertility, Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation, Extraordinary Conceptions, Growing Generations LLC, Houston Fertility Center, IVIRMA Global, Max Healthcare, New Hope Fertility Center, Nova IVF, Ovation Fertility, Scanfert Clinic etc.
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Key Benefits for Stakeholders:

  • IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the surrogacy market from 2018-2032.
  • The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global surrogacy market.
  • The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
  • Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the surrogacy industry and its attractiveness.
  • Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.

Key Questions Answered in This Report

The global surrogacy market was valued at US$ 183.4 Million in 2023.

We expect the global surrogacy market to exhibit a CAGR of 5.8% during 2024-2032.

The increasing awareness towards infertility treatments, including sperm or egg donation and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), along with the rising utilization of gestational surrogacy by surrogacy professionals for less complications, is primarily driving the global surrogacy market.

The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had led to postponement of surrogacy treatment to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection upon hospital visits or interaction with medical equipment, thereby negatively impacting the demand for surrogacy treatments.

Based on the type, the global surrogacy market can be categorized into gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. Currently, gestational surrogacy exhibits clear dominance in the market.

Based on the technology, the global surrogacy market has been segmented into IVF with ICSI, IVF without ICSI, and intrauterine insemination. Among these, IVF with ICSI technology represents the largest market share.

Based on the service provider, the global surrogacy market can be bifurcated into hospitals, fertility clinics, and others. Currently, fertility clinics account for the majority of the total market share.

On a regional level, the market has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America, where North America currently dominates the global market.

Some of the major players in the global surrogacy market include Bourn Hall Clinic, CARE Fertility, Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation, Extraordinary Conceptions, Growing Generations LLC, Houston Fertility Center, IVIRMA Global, Max Healthcare, New Hope Fertility Center, Nova IVF, Ovation Fertility, and Scanfert Clinic.

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