Surrogacy has been available in Russia to heterosexual couples since 1995. The first surrogate twins were born in Saint-Petersburg. The official law concerning commercial surrogacy and financial compensation for pregnancy was adopted in November 2011

Russian Surrogacy Law

Russian law states:

  • A woman willing to be a surrogate must be aged 20-35. The woman does not have to be married.
  • A potential surrogate  must have her own healthy children (1-3) and be mentally and physically healthy.
  • The intended parents should be unable to have a child of their own, which must be proven by a medical assessment.
  • Marital status of the intended parents is not important. A single person also has the right to use surrogacy
  • Local surrogate  programs are accessible for foreigners.
  • Russian surrogates have  parental rights. However the surrogate signs a contract specifying clearly the rights of both parties and their agreement to give the baby to the intended parents. Surrogates key concern is that the Intended parents might refuse to take custody.
  • Surrogate mothers cannot be genetically linked to the child. It means all surrogacy is gestational

Russian Surrogacy Service Providers

It can be helpful to engage an experienced surrogacy agency who can be your main point of contact. These providers have significant experience

Service Provider Name Service Provided City Email Contact Notes
International Surrogacy Agency Surrogacy agency and law firm St Petersburg aprelkova@isa-mail.ru Valentina Aprelkova  Chinese, Spanish and Italian clients have completed surrogacy with this clinic
 International Centre  for Reproductive Medicine IVF Clinic St Petersburg  trukhina@mcrm.ru Maria Trukhina  offer egg donation, surrogacy, PGT,  have  own  egg, sperm donors and surrogate mothers. Have English-speaking doctors and laboratory specialists . Clients come from Denmark and China, Germany, Great Britain, Finland and Italy. Very well priced
 Surrogate Baby Surrogacy Agency St Petersburg  english@surrogatebaby.com Hasmik Bichakhchyan Provides egg donation, surrogacy, PGD services for couples, singles, and LGBT parents since 2013. Has own databases of egg donors and surrogate mothers. Customer support 24/7.
 Next Generation Clinic IVF Clinic St Petersburg  vbol@ngc.clinic Vlada Bolonina
Rosjur Consulting Legal Support St Petersburg vitnev@me.com Konstantin Svitnev
Expert legal support. Partners with agencies to provide surrogacy services
Nemama Surrogacy Agency St Petersburg  info@nemama.com Sergey Malozemov Provides egg donors and surrogates. Standard and guarantee programs. Partner with Ava-Peter, Genesis, Nova Clinic, Medcase, NGC Clinic
 European Center for Surrogate Motherhood Surrogacy Agency Moscow info@ecsm.ru
 Eva Reproduction Agency Surrogacy Agency St Petersburg surmama-donor@mail.ru
 Center of Legal Support for Surrogacy Legal Support Ufa surmamaufa@mail.ru Legal contracts for surrogacy