In Switzerland, Germany, France and many other countries surrogacy is not allowed. The UK and Australia offer altruistic surrogacy only, while in Israel it’s the opposite - only a commercial surrogacy is legal, but the religion does not allow conducting a procedure for any other purposes due to the fear of incest and adultery. US in this question is separated by the states – some of them recognize surrogacy (for example, Arkansas and California), while others do not allow this (Michigan and New York).
For example, Germany has signed the "Act of the embryo protection ". According to this act the transfer of genetically unrelated embryos and the use of donor female gametes is prohibited. The law also prohibits research on human embryos and essentially limits cases of cryopreservation.
In Brazil and Hungary a "biological" mother may only be a relative of the "genetic" parents. A Bulgarian law "About family" acknowledges only a husband’s paternity of a child conceived by in vitro fertilization.
In 1992 Austria passed a law that regulates the provision of care in the reproduction of the population. Under this law were established 22 centers of human reproduction. Storage of cryopreserved embryos is limited to a one-year term, and research on them is prohibited. Under this law, a single woman has no right to undergo an artificial insemination.
Some countries set anonymity of gamete donation as a requirement, which is aimed to protect the interests of the donor, the child and its legal parents (The UK, Australian state Victoria, New South Wales). The Swedish legislation on the artificial reproduction of a child conceived with the use of donor genetic material recognizes to a child after achieving a certain age the right to access the information about his/her genetic parents. This information should be kept for 70 years from the date of fertilization.
The Spanish legislation on the artificial reproduction made a positive decision on the use of the semen to conceive a child if the husband has passed away and previously informed of his desire for this procedure. If fertilization occurs within 6 months after the death of a spouse, the child is legally equivalent to children that were born after their father's death. Similar precedent occurred in the United States, when for the artificial insemination of woman was used a genetic material of her dead husband. For example, in spring 1999 a girl was born (Brendelin Vernoff). She was the first a child in America conceived by using semen from the mother of the dead husband (Bruce Vernoff).