How Does Surrogacy Work?

The Use of Gestational Surrogacy in Ukraine

How Does Surrogacy Work in Ukraine?

The Use of Gestational Surrogacy in Ukraine

Many infertile couples go abroad in search of surrogacy in Ukraine. A gestational surrogate is a woman who is carrying a child not genetically related to her. The intent of a surrogate is to enable the Intended Parents who can not carry a pregnancy to deliver a child genetically related to them.

The Use of Surrogacy in Ukraine

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Regulation of Surrogacy

The Civil Code of Ukraine guarantees the right of adult women and men to use ART in accordance with the terms and conditions established by the applicable law. According to the Fundamentals of Ukrainian Legislation Concerning Health Care, ART should meet terms and procedures approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, upon availability of clinical indications only and with the written consent of infertile couples.

Surrogacy For Foreign Citizens

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Seek The Legal Guidance

If a married couple, planning to implement surrogacy in Ukraine, do not have enough information in the field of family and immigration laws of their home country, they should seek advice from the Ministry of Justice (or equivalent agency) of their home country. This must be sought in advance to obtain the appropriate, current policy on the matter and to clarify the procedure and terms for getting all required travel documents for a child.

Legal Status of The Child Born

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Requirements for The Couple

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Strict Confidentiality and Secrecy

Medical care in Ukraine is granted in terms of medical privacy and covered by a physician – patient privilege. In order to preserve the confidentiality of personal data of patients seeking surrogacy services in Ukraine, IVF facilities shall also follow the relevant law “On Personal Data Protection”. Personal data is regarded as confidential information about an individual. Thus, surrogacy is performed in strict privacy and medical secrecy.

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Surrogacy Agreement

It is necessary to get an in-depth understanding of the surrogacy agreement defining relations between the Intended Parents and a surrogate. The subject of such an agreement is the provision by a surrogate of services consisting of bearing and delivering the child conceived by the Intended Parents as a result of ART, as well as a surrogate’s consent that the Intended Parents will be documented as the child’s lawful parents. It is advisable to notarize it.

Registration of The Child Born

To register a child with the Ukrainian state registration authority, the Intended Parents need to submit the certificate from the maternity hospital on delivery of the child, a certificate of the genetic relationship between the biological parent (-s) and the child, a written statement of a surrogate declaring her consent to register the biological parents as the child’s parents, copies of both the passports and a marriage certificate.

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