Legal Status of Surrogacy in Ukraine
In Ukraine, surrogacy is allowed by the law, only for married heterosexuals couples.
Ukraine is one of several countries where Surrogacy is legal. Legal regulation of surrogacy relations is determined by the Family Code of Ukraine, since 22 November 2007 Order 1154/5 of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine Changes in Essential Records Register Rules in Ukraine and 23
December 2008 Order 771 of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine The approval of directives for procedure in ART use.
The law in Ukraine specifically states that the baby belongs to the intended parents and the surrogate mother has no prenatal rights.
Article 123 sections 2 of the family code of Ukraine states that the embryos which were made by IVF by the intended parents and were returned to the womb of another woman the intended parents are his parents.
At least one of the parents must be genetically linked to the baby.
Article 10 of Section 3 of order 1154/5 of Order the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine determines the procedure of registering the intended parents and registering the baby as theirs.
Order No 771 of Ukrainian Ministry of Health determines who can serve as a surrogate mother and what clinics can do IVF and surrogacy procedure in Ukraine.
It is very important to have the right agency and right lawyers, to take care of your surrogacy program.
Unlike IVF, that is a medical procedure, Surrogacy is a legal process.
Not paying enough attention to the legal details and to the right legal documents, can delay you’re going home process or even rise legal questions about your parental rights.
This is why you should choose a well-established agency like Lotus, with many years of experience in the field of international surrogacy.
We, at Lotus, have the best legal advisers in Ukraine, in order to closely monitor the surrogacy process and provide the intended parents with true and reliable reports, medically and legally.
Lotus lawyers specializes in Family Laws, are well familiar with surrogacy laws in Ukraine and handled many cases of surrogacy of foreign clients in Ukraine
Experienced local attorneys help to alleviate the concerns accompanying surrogacy processes abroad and the natural tension existing after the baby is born.
Professional and experience handling of relevant paperwork, after the birth of your baby, will shorten the time from birth until the time you return back home with your new born.
Lotus is owned by attorney Dana Magdassi, that has 20 years of experience in the field of international surrogacy, so legal part of Lotus program is very strong.
Please let us know if you have any more questions and we will be more than happy to answer.