Q&A Kazakhstan

Questions & Answers

No waiting time for a surrogate!!!!

* A short waiting time for matching a surrogate to the intended parent’s requirements
(about one month).
* Affordable price of the program.
* Great IVF labs with high success rate.

A married Man and women, based on Medical indications including:
• Absence of uterus
• Deformation of cavity or neck of uterus because of congenital developmental defects or
because of surgical treatments, benign tumors that enable carrying a pregnancy;
• Structural-morphological or anatomic changes of endometrium, which lead to loss of
• Serious somatic diseases - when carrying of a pregnancy threatens the health or life of
the recipient, but do not influence the health of a future child;
• Repeated unsuccessful IVF attempts (four and more) with repeated obtainment of high
quality embryos, transfer of which did not lead to a pregnancy.

Although frozen embryos can be shipped to Kazakhstan, according to the local law of
Kazakhstan, you must travel abroad to sign all contracts, before the embryo transfer.
For the delivery, one of the intended parents must be present.

The intensity of the relationship depends on the intended parents. Some intended parents
prefer not to “bond” with the surrogate, thus they do not want any contact with her. On the
other hand, there are those who wish to experience the pregnancy with the surrogate, and
choose to be more involved.

Most surrogates do not speak English; some speak Basic English. Lotus will help with conference
calls and translation services with the surrogate.

When surrogacy takes place in Kazakhstan, the surrogate lives in her home. If agreed in
advanced with the surrogate, the intended parents can rent an apartment for her near the
clinic, where she will live with her family, during the pregnancy. After week 26 of pregnancy,
surrogate will move to an apartment near the birth hospital.

Lotus staff will supervise the surrogate during the pregnancy and ensure that she takes good
care of the pregnancy and follows the orders of the attending physician.

Lotus will report to parents every time that the surrogate visits the clinic and maintains daily
contacts with her.

• A healthy woman, age 18-35;
• have a healthy child or children;
• absence of medical contraindications;
• possess moral and psychological stability, responsibility and a great desire to assist a
childless family;
• absence of any criminal background;
• If a surrogate is married, her husband must give a written notarized consent for his
wife’s participation in the surrogacy program.
• The surrogate mother will not be genetically related to the child.

Lotus lawyers specializing in family and immigration law. Lotus lawyers will take care of
obtaining the documents required in order to take the baby back home with parents, including a
birth certificate with parents name with an official stamps (Apostille) required by most national

The surrogate has no parental rights over the baby, at any stage throughout the process!
In Kazakhstan, the law is unequivocal, stating that the prenatal rights over the baby are held by
the intended parents.

The surrogate takes part in the process mainly for monetary compensation. The surrogate
mother receives final payment only after the baby is registered at your embassy abroad, and a
travel document is issued in baby name.

It usually takes 2-6 weeks (depends on parent’s nationality and their embassy requirements for
the baby passport) from the time baby if discharge from the hospital till the time parents can
leave Kazakhstan.

The surrogates receives the compensation for the process after delivery, handing the baby over
to the intended parents and registering him/her at your embassy abroad. During the pregnancy,
the intended parents pay the surrogate a monthly “allowance”, apart from her final

It depends on the months of pregnancy. Lotus maintain daily ties with the clinic and we will
update you with any developments in real time.

The surrogacy process is a legal one. It is important to remember that it involves parental rights,
that must be defined in contracts.
Many times, parents forget that it is a legal proceeding and they only invest thought in the
medical aspect, while disregarding the legal part. The intended parents must insist on the
following contracts as part of the process: a contract between the parents and the surrogate, a
contract between the fertility center and the parents, a contract between the agency providing
the surrogates and the intended parents.

Of course, before signing a service agreement with Lotus, the intended parents will receive
copies of the contracts set forth above.

The IP’s apply to their nearest embassy to obtain citizenship and subsequently a passport for the
At the airport, officials will check that the newborn(s) (now has parent’s citizenship) have:
• Valid passport;
• No prohibitions on leaving the country;
If the baby meets these requirements, he/she can leave Kazakhstan.
Ne exit visa is needed.

• Finding a surrogate
• Finding an egg donor
• Organizing the program
• Organization of birth
• Helps with translations
• Supervise the surrogate
• Legal services
• Only with agency, you can see donor photos (IVF clinics will not show these)
• all coordination’ /logistic issues with clinic: appointments for and contact with
• Help with paperwork after birth.
• Help with accommodation

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