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Surrogacy in Ukraine

Surrogacy in Ukraine is popular with British couples.  You must be a married heterosexual couple to enter into a surrogacy arrangement.

Commercial surrogacy increased in 2015 when India announced changes.  Nepal and Mexico also prohibited surrogacy in 2015.  The population in the Ukraine is literate making dealings easier.

You should seek full advice before embarking upon surrogacy in Ukraine or any other country.  Careful advice and planning is required to complete your arrangement. It is important to do extensive research and make sure that whatever decision you make is legal in the country that you choose.

The better surrogacy clinics will be transparent about their surrogate recruitment policy and the compensation paid to the surrogate. The onus is on you to ask relevant questions at all times to make sure that exploitation does not take place. We advise that you have private discussions with your surrogate and hire an interpreter where necessary. Most clinics offer assistance in this respect. If you do not do this, you risk there being serious misunderstandings between you and the surrogate that can lead to difficulties. You need an interpreter to make sure that all parties understand the terms of your arrangement.

Having conducted surrogacy cases for many years, we are in a good position to advise you of the pitfalls to look out for. We also have experience with the citizenship and passport procedure to get you back to the UK with your child swiftly.  In some destinations, this is not so straight forward particularly if you have no birth certificate.

If you are considering surrogacy in the Ukraine or any other destination, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice and guidance. It will also be necessary for you to take advice from a lawyer in the chosen destination. Please ask us about this.

Regardless of the law in the Ukraine, the surrogate is always the legal mother. Whether one of you is the legal father will depend on the circumstances surrounding the insemination and whether the surrogate is married. It is essential that you get advice before you start the process and preferably before you select the surrogate. We will advise you on whether you can become legal parents to the child(ren) and if so, how to return to England with the child. We 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 and makes you the legal parents. 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. We 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 our surrogacy lawyers for advice on surrogacy in Ukraine today on 01727 884 688 or e-mail Harjit directly on

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Please be advised that our role is limited to providing legal advice on surrogacy based on the law in England.

Our legal advice on surrogacy is based on the law in England.

We will not recommend any surrogacy provider, destination, agency or clinic.   If our advice concludes that you can become legal parents following the arrangement, it should not be considered as advice to proceed. If we have acted for couples who have entered into similar arrangements, you should not take that as advice to proceed.     

We will not take part in any negotiations for your surrogacy arrangement nor, will we review your surrogacy contracts.