Reproductive Laws in Ukraine

  • givfadmin
  • June 13, 2013 9:45 pm


he fertility laws are quite favorable and support IVF for married, heterosexual couples. Reports are that clinics will treat single women. PGD is permitted. Embryo freezing permitted.

Egg/Sperm Donation

Commercial egg donation permitted. Donors can be known or anonymous. Embryo donations are permissible with written consent. Sperm donation is permitted and done anonymously, although not sanctioned by the law.


In Ukraine commercial gestational surrogacy is legal and available to married, heterosexual couples. The law allows married couples to obtain a birth certificate in their own names; no stepparent adoption is needed. Foreign couples are allowed to pursue surrogacy arrangements, as long as their home county permits surrogacy. The potential surrogate is required to be between the ages of 20 to 40 years old, must pass medical and psychological screenings and have at least one healthy child, before she can be a surrogate. The marital status of the surrogate is irrelevant. Ukrainian legislation allows the intended parents names to appear on the birth certificate of the child as long as one parent has a biological connection to the child. In the case of a single father, the baby will obtain birth certificate with the biological father and surrogate mother’s names – no surrogacy law is applied in this case. Normally, attorneys who practice in the field of Family Law and familiar with Surrogacy assist with obtaining a birth certificate; no court hearing is involved.

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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