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Surrogacy laws by Countries

Surrogacy laws by Countries

Not every country allows international surrogacy and the law regarding surrogacy varies from country to country. Due to the differing surrogacy laws across the world, you should seek legal advice from a family lawyer in your home country before you begin your research into surrogacy. A lawyer will be able to advise you of how the laws affect your individual situation. We can do the process according to Ukrainian laws only and in Ukraine surrogacy is legal, although it may be illegal in your home country and you will face difficulties of taking your baby home. Please, refer to a table below to check if surrogacy is allowed in your country.

DISCLAIMER: Reproductive laws are a relatively new legal area and are in constant change throughout the world. It is often hard to obtain current and accurate information. Anyone pursuing reproductive assistance abroad should contact lawyers directly to confirm the current status in that country and any legal restrictions that might apply. New Hope does not claim any accuracy for the information printed below and cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. If you have additional or conflicting information please contact us and we will update our website.


  - Not allowed

  - Undefined by laws

  - Restrictions

  - Altruistic

  - Allowed

List of Countries
France Not allowed  
Austria Not allowed  
Finland Not allowed  
Iceland Not allowed  
Germany Not allowed  
Denmark Not allowed  
Switzerland Not allowed  
Poland Not allowed  
Italy Not allowed  
Japan Not allowed  
Thailand Not allowed  
India Not allowed  
Norway Not allowed  
Bulgaria Not allowed  
Serbia Not allowed  
Greece Undefined by laws  
Ireland Undefined by laws  
Luxemburg Undefined by laws  
New Zealand Undefined by laws  
Spain Restrictions  Illegal in Spain but it is legal to perform the surrogacy in a country where it is legal
Sweden Restrictions  Not clearly regulated
Portugal Restrictions Commercial surrogacy is not allowed
Australia Altruistic NOTE: Has legal aspectsVisit Australian government website regarding international surrogacy - will visible to clients only
Canada Altruistic NOTE: Has legal aspectsVisit Canadian government website regarding international surrogacy - will visible to clients only
Belgium Altruistic  
Hungary Altruistic  
Netherelands Altruistic  
UK Altruistic WARNING: Has legal aspectsVisit UK government website regarding international surrogacy - will visible to clients only
Cyprus Allowed  
Israel Allowed  
South Africa Allowed  
USA Allowed NOTE: Has legal aspectsVisit US Embassy in Kiev webpage regarding international surrogacy - will visible to clients only

NOTE Information on countries can change, if you have other information, please inform us

Gestational surrogacy is not allowed in several states in the USA. Before applying to international surrogacy program you need to be sure that the government of your home country of residence will issue a passport for the child.

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NOTEOnly heterosexual married couples with medical indications for surrogacy are allowed to proceed. IPs must be free from HIV, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis and other diseases. Single men/women, same sex marriages please email us, we have partners in other countries that can take your case.

  • Absence of uterus (congenital or acquired)
  • Deformation of the cavity or neck of uterus in congenital malformations or as a result of diseases, under which carrying of a pregnancy is impossible
  • Synechia of the uterus that cannot be treated
  • A (severe) physical illness under which pregnancy threatens your life or health even if the child may not be in danger
  • Unsuccessful attempts of assisted reproductive technologies (4 or more).

NOTE Your doctor should indicate one of these reasons in the medical letter so that you will be able to proceed in Ukraine (otherwise the clinic won't accept you to the program). Please, contact us for more information if you have any questions regarding this report.

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