Surrogacy involves a woman carrying and giving birth to the biological child of another couple – although some surrogate mothers may also offer to be the egg donor. According to New Zealand law, this child then needs to be formally adopted by the intended or biological parents. In this country, surrogacy is legal for altruistic reasons but not for commercial gain. Therefore, you can’t legally pay for the services of a surrogate. You can, however, cover costs for a variety of their expenses and requirements. Fertility clinics can help assist with the surrogacy process, including facilitating legal advice. For more information, see Fertility Associates: fertilityassociates.co.nz, or Repromed: repromed.co.nz.