Legal situation in Ukraine
Ukrainian legislation is one of the most liberal legislations in the world allowing surrogacy techniques for all citizens around the world. The law in Ukraine establishes perfectly well the requirements to start a process and guaranteeing its full legality.
Ukraine is one of the destinations to which European and Spanish people, mainly, travel in looking for a surrogacy because it is one of the countries with the cheapest surrogacy programmes.
For this reason, more than 900 families in our country have been able to make their dream of becoming parents come true.
1. Ukraine legislation
- To be a heterosexual married couple (common-law couples, single men or women or same-sex couples do not have the possibility of being admitted).
- The husband must provide his own genetic material.
- The intended mother must provide a medical certificate that either the pregnancy could endanger her health or that of the baby or prove to have carried out IVF treatments with 4 failed attempts.
3. Gender selection
4. Ukrainian Registration
Since surrogacy is allowed in Ukraine, both the intended father’s and the intended mother’s details will appear on such certificate. No details or information about the surrogate mother will appear in it. It is forbidden for the surrogate mother to claim maternity and she has no right or obligation over the baby.
In order to register the birth certificate in the Ukrainian civil register, it must be attached to a relinquishment document signed by the surrogate mother.
Advantages and disadvantages of Ukraine
|The offer fixed-price programmes that include most of the possible eventualities. In the great majority of the cases, there are no extra expenses||Only heterosexual married couples|
|The cost of a process is much cheaper than in the USA. Most programmes range from 50,000 and 60,000 euros in total||The intended mother must prove with a medical certificate she is unable to gestate, or that it represents a serious risk to her health|
|GESTLIFE has its own offices and staff (13 people) in Kiev, engaged in the control and monitoring of processes|
|Closer proximity: 3 hours and a half flight time|