Legal Considerations


Before entering into a surrogacy arrangement you need to be aware of the legal position. If you are building your family through surrogacy you need to know, not just that you will be able to have a child, but that you can do so legally and ultimately have a family which is fully legally recognised as yours.

Many countries outright ban surrogacy, and others make it very difficult to do. Still others allow surrogacy, but don’t offer full protection to the intended parents and could leave them childless in the end even after months of being told they would have a child.


Legislation in Georgia, Cyprus

We are based in Georgia (Europe) and Cyprus, therefore You do not need to worry working with our agency. In Georgia surrogacy is allowed since 1997. Acording to:

• Article 141

Fertilization by donor sperm is permitted:

a) Due to infertility, in the presence of a risk of transmission of a genetic disease by a husband, also to fertilize a single woman if there is a written consent of a childless couple or a single woman. In case of a child's birth, childless couple or a single woman are considered to be parents, who have responsibility and authority over a child. A donor does not have the right to recognize himself as a father of a child born as a result of fertilization;

b) Only in an appropriate organization with a special license if the procedure is conducted by a relevant licensed doctor.

• Article 143

1. Extracorporeal fertilization is permitted:

a) For infertility treatment, as well as in the presence of a risk of transmission of a genetic disease by any spouses, using generative cells or embryo of a couple or a donor the when there is a written consent of the couple obtained;

b) If a woman does not have a womb, also for transferring the embryo obtained by fertilization to another woman's (surrogate mother) womb. The written consent of the couple is mandatory.

2.After the child's birth, the couple is considered to be parents, with responsibility and authority over a child; a donor or a surrogate mother does not have the right on a newborn child recognition.

• Article 144

For fertilization purpose, it is also possible to use conserved, frozen generative cells or embryo of men and women. The conservation time is determined in accordance with a couple's wish, according to the established rule.

The law in Cyprus does not have any definition fo surrogacy. Surrogacy is regulated by the Law on Medically Assisted Reproduction N.69 (i) 2015 in Cyprus that establishes the legal framing for surrogate motherhood.

Local heterosexual couples can make a court application for adoption. Under Cyprus Adoption Law 19(I)/1995 an adoption order can be effected provided that the surrogate gives her consent (at least 3 months after birth).

Our team will help you to choose whatever method and country is the most convenient for you.

As our client, your interest is always paramount. Your money is protected in a regulated trust fund: It means that when you pay us in advance, the money is held in a trust for you. Until we earn it, it is still your money. Everything you tell us is confidential and protected by attorney/client privilege.