Cyprus allows embryo transfer to a surrogate without any legal challenges. However Surrogacy in Cyprus does not have solid legal grounds, therefore, like UK and Australia, any agreement with your surrogate is not enforceable.
Hence it is important to ensure that while a couple is dealing with a Cyprus surrogacy agency, all parties are happy with the terms of the surrogacy in Cyprus law, the treatment options and the costs associated.
The Republic of Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel and Palestine, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.
Cyprus is partitioned into two main parts: one area under the effective control of the Republic, located in the south and west comprising about 59% of the island’s area, and the north, administered by the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, covering about 36% of the island. Another nearly 4% of the island’s area is covered by the UN buffer zone. The international community considers the northern part of the island to be territory of the Republic of Cyprus occupied by Turkish forces.
Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean. With an advanced, high-income economy and a very high Human Development Index, the Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. On 1 January 2008, the Republic of Cyprus joined the eurozone.
Where the surrogate in cyprus is single, the child is considered to be child of the intended father and the surrogate mother cyprus, born out of wedlock. In this case paternity may be established either by voluntary acknowledgement or by a Court order. A voluntary acknowledgement cannot be revoked. In this case the intended father needs the consent of the surrogate as she is deemed to be the natural mother.
Speaking of cost of surrogate mother in Cyprus that majorly depends on the surrogacy clinic you are dealing with in Cyprus.
Local heterosexual couples can make a court application for adoption during Cyprus surrogacy arrangement . Under Cyprus Adoption Law 19(I)/1995 an adoption order can be effected provided that the surrogate gives her consent (at least 3 months after birth).
The surrogate and the intended father appear on the Cypriot birth certificate.
A number of foreigners engage in embryo transfers in Cyprus with their own surrogate, who may be a friend or family member travelling with them from the UK or elsewhere. Cyprus is used to save on expensive IVF costs. In these scenarios, births occur back in the surrogate’s home country.
Several Cyprus-based agencies can also recruit surrogates to carry, where intended parents require this. (See service providers)
IVF Costs can be as little as €4,500.
Surrogacy & Egg Donation is a complex area and you deserve to know everything involved. Too often intended parents engage without full awareness of the risks and how best to minimise the chance of problems. To book in for a Surrogacy Advice Consultation with Growing Families Director Sam Everingham see our Fill our consultation form.
Expert providers and parents who have completed their family via this destination frequently talk at Growing Families Events. To attend an event to learn more about this destination and other options see our Event Schedule.