Cases concerning gestational surrogacy arrangements raise issues mainly under Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights, which states:
Embryo adoption is a form of third party reproduction and an option for many couples who go through fertility treatment and can’t use their own cells.
Sometimes couple going through in vitro fertilization (IVF), have fertilized eggs (embryos) remained and frozen for later use. The couple can decide what to do with remained number of embryos and one of the option is to donate them to a couple who is unable to conceive.
Nowadays, the infertility problems relate to a number of couples around the globe and some of them decide to choose surrogacy as the solution to the problem and embark upon a journey to parenthood. Ukraine is one of the few countries in the world where surrogacy is not only permitted by law, but also effectively protected and regulated. In Ukraine, surrogacy was legalized in 2004, when the new Family Code of Ukraine came into force.