Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Cyprus: Legal Surrogacy Arrangement

From Mondaq News Alerts:

Surrogacy can be defined as the legal arrangement where a woman agrees to carry and give birth to a baby for a couple, with the intention of giving the baby to the couple when it is born.

In Cyprus, the Medically Assisted Human Reproduction Law of 2015 (the "Law") recognizes surrogacy as a valid method of medically assisted reproduction.

There are three steps that must be followed before a surrogacy arrangement can be deemed valid. First, the couple must obtain a written approval from the Council. Second, the couple must apply to the Court for the issuance of a surrogacy decree. Lastly, the couple may enter into a valid surrogacy agreement after a signed written agreement. There are restrictions on the commercialization of surrogacy.

Read more here.

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