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Surrogate motherhood procedure

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Surrogate motherhood is becoming an increasingly popular topic in Ukraine every year.

This is due to the fact that in the modern world the number of women who do not want to give birth on their own but want to have their own biological children, is increasing.

In addition, it is also worth noting the fact that in married couples there is a certain percentage of citizens who are infertile and thus cannot give birth to their child. All these facts make the chosen topic more relevant today than ever.

Therefore, in this article, we will talk about the peculiarities of the surrogacy procedure in Ukraine.

What should be understood by surrogate motherhood?

First of all, it should be noted that surrogacy is an assisted reproductive technology that aims to combat infertility among citizens. Because, when using this method, the surrogate mother agrees to conceive, carry and give birth to a child in order to transfer it to future parents.

If we talk about surrogacy from a medical point of view, it is the transfer of an embryo, which was formed using the genetic material of future parents, to a woman (surrogate mother) who will carry and give birth to it.

In addition, surrogate motherhood usually takes place on a commercial basis - receiving funds.

How does the surrogacy procedure work in Ukraine?

  • Search for candidates. Future parents search for a surrogate mother for the birth of a child on their own or by contacting specialized agencies.
  • Selection of candidates and their verification. After future parents have found several candidates who are suitable for them to have a child, these persons are checked. Usually, the current state of health of the candidates is checked for diseases and defects that make it impossible to carry and give birth to a child (for example, the absence of the uterus, its deformation; synechiae of the uterine cavity; severe somatic diseases, etc.). If the check was successfully passed, the surrogate mother collects the necessary package of documents for surrogacy.
  • Signing a contract. The parties agree that the woman will carry and give birth to the child for the future parents for a certain monetary fee, and also specify that the surrogate mother will not claim any rights to the child.
  • Child registration and paternity registration. It is the final stage at which citizens register a newborn child with the help of a surrogate mother and enter in her birth certificate that they are the child's parents. To implement this in practice, it is necessary to have documents confirming the fact of the birth of a child by another woman and a statement from the surrogate mother that she does not object to the registration of the couple by the child's parents.

Importantly! Ukrainian legislation does not require notarization of the contract on surrogacy. However, to protect your rights in the judicial authorities, it is recommended to have it notarized.

If you have any questions about the surrogacy procedure in Ukraine, please contact the Prikhodko and Partners law office.

Our lawyers will provide you with all the comprehensive answers to the questions regarding the problematic aspects of surrogacy in Ukraine, as they have many years of experience working in various fields of law. So don't delay and apply!

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