[News story, Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, 02.05.2013]
Surrogate mothers are not permitted in Norway according to the Biotechnology Act and the Children Act. However, some Norwegians use a surrogate mother abroad. The tax office, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation and Bufetat have now received guidelines directing them on how to process cases relating to surrogate mothers in accordance with today's rules. This is to ensure the legal rights of the children who are already in Norway.