Surrogacy in Cyprus
Surrogacy in Cyprus must be researched thoroughly because the law is not as straight forward as in other destinations. There is no established market and providers are currently testing new cases for British couples. I advise you to do your due diligence which includes speaking to lawyers in Cyprus before you make a decision to proceed.
You are advised to consider the law in all destinations related to the arrangement including where the surrogate lives, where the embryo transfer takes place and where the birth will be. Some agencies have ‘travelling surrogates’ to try and circumvent the law in certain destinations.
The better surrogacy agencies / clinics in Cyprus will be transparent about their surrogate recruitment policy. The onus is on you to ask relevant questions at all times to make sure that exploitation does not take place. I advise that you have private discussions with your surrogate and hire an interpreter where necessary.
Having conducted surrogacy cases for many years, I am in a good position to advise you of the pitfalls. I also have experience with the citizenship and passport procedure to get you back to the UK swiftly.
If you are considering surrogacy in Cyprus, please do not hesitate to contact me for advice.
Regardless of the law in Cyprus, the surrogate is always the legal mother. Whether one of you is the legal parent will depend on the circumstances surrounding the insemination or embryo transfer and whether the surrogate is married or in a civil partnership. It is essential that you get advice before you start the process. I will advise you on whether you can become legal parents to the child(ren) and how to return to England with the child. I will then provide a bespoke service for you to obtain a Parental Order.
A Parental Order extinguishes any legal rights that the surrogate and her husband have for the child. If you do not apply for a Parental Order by the time the child is 6 months old, you may need to consider alternatives such as adoption. This deadline has been extended in some cases. I will work with you to ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is in place for the Parental Order process within the deadline.
Please call surrogacy lawyers for advice surrogacy in Cyprus on 01727 884 688 or e-mail Harjit directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
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I provide legal advice on surrogacy based on the law in England and Wales.
I have acted for clients working with many agencies across the world. I will not recommend any surrogacy provider, destination, agency or clinic. If my advice concludes that you can become legal parents following the arrangement you are considering, it should not be taken as advice to proceed. If I have acted for couples who have entered into similar arrangements, you should not take that as advice to proceed. You must always do your own due diligence on any agency / destination. A successful arrangement for someone else won’t always mean a successful arrangement for you. I will not take part in any negotiations for your surrogacy arrangement nor, will I review your surrogacy contract.