Fertility laws change from country to country and depends on a variety of circumstances and specific regulations.
— Anastasia Herman LL.M

It is mandatory to explore legislation of your home country as well as the law of the state where you consider to have fertility journey. Our law office provides consulting taking into consideration particularities, current legislation and solutions in your best interests.

If you are Irish, please Request a Consultation on surrogacy and we will happily share out expertise with you!


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IRELAND

Currently there is no legislation covering surrogacy in Ireland. As it stands, the birth mother of a child is considered mother and is recorded as such on the child’s birth certificate, regardless of the possible absence of a genetic link to that child. A commission was established in 2005 to review the area of Assisted Human Reproduction (CAHR). Its recommendations were, in general, positively received, and included provisions for non-commercial surrogacy. It wasn’t until January 2014, that Justice Minister Alan Shatter published a general scheme for the Children and Family Relationships bill for consultation, which encompassed the area of assisted human reproduction, including surrogacy.

In November 2014, in a landmark case, the Supreme Court had found against the genetic mother of twins born to a surrogate (in this case, her sister), who wanted to be named on their birth certificates as their legal mother. The Supreme Court however submitted that the continued lack of a legislative framework for surrogacy arrangements creates unnecessary risk, uncertainty and costs for those involved. It provided clear guidance for the government to produce legislation on surrogacy. In February 2015, the government agreed to prepare new laws to regulate surrogacy and the broader area of assisted human reproduction, and bring to an end the legal uncertainty in which these services currently operate.

Nowadays Ukraine is unique destination for fertility treatment which is quite popular among Irish people. Before the program starts couples have to get qualified legal advise by the Ukrainian lawyer and sign an agreement with a surrogate mother. Surrogacy agreement has to fulfill requirements of the state legislation of the country where surrogacy program takes place and be drafted with a respect to Irish law. We are happy to assist our clients sharing our experience and providing legal help during each step of surrogacy giving our clients a lot of confidence.

The post-birth process is focused on providing the most effective help on getting a permit on the quickest exit of Ukraine to Ireland. The process requires the assistance of Ukrainian and Irish lawyers who together represent best clients’ interests in both states. The first part of the proceeding takes place in Ukraine and is related with cooperation with the Embassy of Ireland in Kyiv. After procedure with an Embassy is completed and DNA test has confirmed a genetic link between child and Commissioned father, process starts in Ireland where guardianship court application files to the Family court by Irish solicitor. During the court proceeding, judge will require surrogate mother to confirm her consent to abandon parental rights under the child by signing an Affidavits.

Providing legal services of the best quality, taking care of our client and priority of child’s interests, we built strong cooperation with top lawyers of Ireland to ensure fast and effective legal of your surrogacy journey.

If you are Irish, please Request a Consultation on surrogacy and we will happily share out expertise with you!