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

Surrogacy is available in large Russian cities such as Moscow, St Petersburg, Kalingrad, Vladivostock and Yekaterinburg. Costs can be significantly lower outside Moscow and St Petersburg.

Egg Donor surrogacy program costs start from EU34,000 for heterosexual couples and EU43,000 for single men. In more western cities such as Moscow & St Petersburg, programs costs tend to be higher (EU50,000 – EU56500), with more concierge services available.

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

Professional Advice

Growing Families Director Sam Everingham has recently completed visits to many Russian surrogacy providers, so can offer IPs fresh insights into the growing capabilities, strengths and weaknesses of different providers. For customised advice, please contact sam@growingfamilies.org

Russian Surrogacy Service Providers

For provider contact details & reviews, go to https://www.growingfamilies.org/agency-ratings/ .

Service Provider NameService ProvidedCity
International Surrogacy AgencySurrogacy agency + law firmSt Petersburg
 International Centre  for Reproductive MedicineIVF ClinicSt Petersburg
 Surrogate BabySurrogacy AgencySt Petersburg
 Next Generation ClinicIVF ClinicSt Petersburg
Rosjur ConsultingSurrogacy/Legal SupportMoscow; St Petersburg
NemamaSurrogacy AgencySt Petersburg
 European Center for Surrogate MotherhoodSurrogacy AgencyMoscow
 Eva Reproduction AgencySurrogacy AgencySt Petersburg
 Center of Legal Support for SurrogacyLegal SupportUfa