Surrogacy is often regarded as an ethically sensitive issue and for that reason it is banned in many countries around the world. There are only a few nations where laws and regulations provide legal opportunities of commercial surrogacy, that is hiring a Surrogate Mother on behalf of Intended Parents for a certain compensation. Gestational surrogacy in the Russian Federation is legal both for citizens and non-citizens giving the country a status of a popular reproductive tourism destination.

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When delivery of a Surrogate Baby takes place in Russia, Intended Parents do not have to use adoption as a way to legalize their baby. There is a legal procedure for surrogacy programs. After the delivery Surrogate Mother will sign a consent to handover of Surrogate Baby to the Intended Parents, and after that they can get an official birth certificate with their names as mother and/or father. As the next step, Intended Parents should contact the constular section of the Embassy or the Consulate General of their country in the Russian Federation to apply for a valid child passport, and Russian Federal Migration Service to obtain an exit visa for their newborn baby. The entire procedure takes only 5 to 10 working days and will be handled by our professional lawyers.