Currently, Russian legislation on surrogacy is under change, having the Parliament presented a bill that aims to prevent foreign citizens from carrying out surrogacy processes. Married heterosexual couples will also be restricted. The information contained in this page is still valid, since the law has not been approved, but it is very likely that it will change shortly, making it a destination that we do not currently recommend.
Surrogacy programs in Russia have been affected by two important events, which have caused significant delays in the achievement of programs for parents who are undergoing a process in Russia:
a) RUSSIA closed its borders due to the pandemic of the COVID-19 from March 2020, until September 24, 2021, preventing its citizens from leaving the country. This made it impossible for surrogate to travel to the clinic. Despite the fact that officially, since September 24, new flights have been opened, they are only for business trips (for Russian citizens), which must be documented. Therefore, normality has not yet been re-established.
b) Last July (2021), the government presented a bill, which aims to prevent surrogacy to foreigners, in a clear attempt to prevent singles and homosexual couples from accessing this type of process. The project has not yet been voted on, since the Duma, the Russian parliament, was dissolved in September for the new elections, which as always, Vladimir Putin's party has won, which suggests that more sooner than later, the law will be enacted. For this reason we have advised all our parents with a process in Russia, to change the nationality of the Russian surrogate, for another with different nationality, since the scope that the law may have in regard to surrogate is unknown. This has led to further delays since all parents have to change the surrogate.
We deeply regret the delay that this implies, to parents who have been impatiently waiting for a long time to fulfill their dream, but are events beyond the control of either party, imperatives that can always happen without possible anticipation. However, the company is taking the necessary measures to continue these processes with surrogate of another nationality, and we hope shortly to "unblock" this unfortunate situation beyond our control.
We ratify our most absolute commitment to these parents, who will see their dream come true as we have done with 100% of our father for more than 10 years. No one expected such a terrible pandemic, or such an aggressive legislative change. For this reason, we advise against initiating proceedings in Russia, until it is known whether the law is enacted or not.
This event does not affect the rest of the programs in UKRAINE, GEORGIA ALBANIA, GREECE or the UNITED STATES, which have not closed their borders, and which operate normally.
If you want to know the evolution of the presentation of the law, you can do so on the following page, and requesting the automatic translation from google: https://sozd.duma.gov.ru/bill/1191971-7#bh_hron
Russia is a country where surrogacy is regulated on a commercial basis. According to
legislation, it is allowed to carry out processes of
surrogate mother both for heterosexual couples,
married or not, and for single women.
Although Russian law does not say that single men can carry out legal proceedings of surrogacy in Russia , the jurisprudence of the Russian Constitutional Court has for many years granted the right to single parents to register their children born by surrogate motherhood in Russia , so they are registered in a peaceful way.
One of the main advantages that this country offers us are its prices, much cheaper than the United States. The geographical proximity also makes many couples choose this destination when carrying out a surrogacy process in Russia.
The surrogacy in Russia is the great unknown even though it is a country who has been carrying out surrogacy processes for more than 15 years. Russian law allows gestation processes by substitution to:
Married Heterosexual Couples
Unmarried Heterosexual Couples
Single women (therefore does not mention single men). *
See point 1 Law in Russia on pregnancy surrogate
|Married couples and singles. Singles will not be explicitly recognized in the law but they are not prohibited either. So they can carry out surrogacy in Russia due to extensive jurisprudence that allows the registration of children born by surrogacy for single males.|
|surrogacy programs in Russia with number of Unlimited embryo transfers and IVFs. At a fixed price, it gives the certainty of being parents.|
|Multiple insurances included in some of the surrogacy programs such as medical insurance for the surrogate mother, death insurance for the surrogate or donor, baby's death insurance with restart of the program, etc ... So that whatever happens, you come to fulfill your dream of being parents.|
|The cost of a surrogacy process is much smaller than in the USA. Most programs in Russia range between € 62,000 and € 80,000 in total.|
|Possibility of surrogacy program in Russia with selection of sex.|
|The surrogacy programs in Russia are carried out in the Kaliningrad city. Kaliningrad is a Russian enclave, located outside the territory of Russia, located between Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea. It is the The most European, modern and well-connected Russian city.|
|Greater proximity: 4 and a half hours of flight.|
|In the surrogacy process in Russia you do not obtain a sentence but a birth certificate for this surrogacy with the Apostille of the Hague. The child will come in the name of the father, the mother will have to adopt the child, once in her country.|
|Clinics for surrogacy in Russia , have worse pregnancy success rates than other countries. Our programs are carried out in our clinic in KIEV (Ukraine), where first-time pregnancy success rates are much higher higher than in RUSSIA.|