In Greece, surrogacy has been regulated since 2002 for local citizens and since 2014 also for citizens of third countries.
There are currently a series of requirements related to surrogacy in Greece, such as the following:
- The surrogate mother should not bring her own eggs.
- The egg donor cannot charge for the purchase / sale of eggs but can receive compensation for the expenses that may have been incurred. The donor will be 18 to 35 years old.
- Surrogacy in Greece is altruistic, and therefore the surrogate will not be able to charge for her services, but for all medical expenses and inconvenience.
- Before the embryo transfer takes place, it is necessary to have a judicial decision issued by the court of justice that belongs to the district where the surrogate resides.
- Both heterosexual couples and single women may carry out a process, provided that the woman submits a medical report detailing her inability to carry a pregnancy.
Intended parents obtain medical proof of inability to have children.
Online contract signing with the clinic.
Selection of surrogate and preparation of documents.
First trip to Greece and contribution of genetic material (optional).
Wait for the approval of the court decision (6 to 8 weeks).
Medical preparation and embryo transfer to the surrogate.
Pregnancy process and periodic testing of the surrogate mother.
At birth, we present the surrogacy agreement together with the court judgment so that the child is registered in the name of the intended parent(s).