Reproductive Laws in Russia

  • givfadmin
  • June 13, 2013 9:23 pm


A stable relationship, not a legal marriage, appears to be required for fertility treatment. Treatment of single women is permissible.

Egg/Sperm Donation

Egg donation is legal regardless of marital status. No age limits appear to apply. All donors are anonymous by law. Donor compensation is permissible. Donors are limited to the birth of 20 children from the same donor per 800,000 residents in a region. Embryo donation permitted with written permission of donating couple or person.


Russia is one of two countries in Europe where compensated traditional and gestational surrogacy is legal. Single women and married couples may pursue surrogacy. Gay female couples can be treated as single women. Egg and sperm donation is permissible for use in surrogacy arrangement. Foreign couples are allowed to pursue surrogacy arrangements. In most cases, attorneys who practice in the field of Family Law and are familiar with surrogacy and can assist with obtaining a birth certificate ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú no court hearing is needed. The law allows married couples to obtain a birth certificate in their own names; no stepparent adoption is needed. For traditional surrogacy Surrogate’s name and biological father’s name will go on the birth certificate and the Intended Mother will need to do a stepparent adoption.

Disclaimer: Reproductive laws are a relatively new legal area and are in constant flux throughout the world. It is often hard to obtain current and accurate information, and we are always updating information on our site. Anyone pursuing reproductive assistance abroad should contact lawyers and clinics directly to confirm the current status in that country and any legal restrictions that might apply. GlobalIVF 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 site.

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