A public committee tasked with examining issues of fertility and birth has recommended that homosexual couples be allowed to have children using surrogate mothers. The committee's recommendation applies only to "altruistic" surrogacy, as opposed to paid surrogacy services. Moreover, the committee has set a number of limitations on who can serve as a surrogate mother. Surrogacy will be permitted only to couples who do not already have more than one child or to single men who do not have any children. The maximum age for the parents has been set at 54 at the time the surrogacy agreement is signed. The surrogate mother must be under 38.