Surrogacy in Greece

Surrogacy in Greece

Discover the joy of parenthood through our surrogacy program in Greece, where we take pride in extending our services to heterosexual couples, whether married or not, and single women. With over 30 years of experience and more than 15,000 successful surrogacy and IVF births worldwide, our clinic offers a comprehensive range of surrogacy programs tailored to your needs.

Legal Framework in Greece:

Surrogacy is legally supported in Greece, governed by a progressive regulatory framework established since 2002. Article 1458 of the Greek Civil Code, along with Laws 3089/2002 and 3305/2005, regulates altruistic gestational surrogacy. Notably, traditional and commercial surrogacy are explicitly prohibited.

Program Options:

Choose from a variety of surrogacy programs, including those involving own eggs, egg donation, sperm donation, and the use of intended parents’ frozen embryos. Surrogacy with embryo donation is also an option, as Greek law does not mandate a genetic link between the child and the intended parents.

Getting Started:

  1. Contact Us: Reach out to us to initiate the process.
  2. Tailored Program: Upon understanding your needs, we will recommend the most suitable program for you.
  3. Comprehensive Guidance: Our team will address all your questions and concerns, providing thorough support.
  4. Clinic Consultation: Arrange a mutual consultation with our clinic in Greece.
  5. Next Steps: Our patient coordinators will guide you through the subsequent steps.

Surrogate Matching and Process:

  • Surrogates are from diverse countries, and there is no waiting list.
  • Monitoring and follow-up occur in Greece, with intended parents required to visit the country for necessary documentation.
  • The court application process takes up to approximately three months, after which surrogate matching occurs within 4-6 months.
  • No residency or citizenship requirements, allowing you to return to your country after initial document signing.

Program Inclusions:

Our surrogacy program covers a comprehensive range of services, including egg donation, IVF cycles, embryo transfers, freezing of genetic material, surrogate preparation and support, pregnancy monitoring, delivery in a private maternity clinic, and post-birth assistance.

Surrogate Selection:

Surrogates undergo thorough medical and psychological screenings, with a preference for those who have at least one child. Married surrogates require spousal consent. By law, surrogate mothers have no rights to the newborn child.

Pregnancy Monitoring:

Continuous monitoring and regular scan updates, including video calls during scans if desired, provide intended parents with a close connection throughout the pregnancy.

Legal Procedures:

  • Agreement between surrogate and intended parents is signed before impregnation.
  • Court approval is obtained, verifying compliance with domestic laws.
  • Documents submitted include medical examinations, surrogacy agreement, and proof of residency.
  • The court hearing typically takes place within around two months of filing, with a ruling issued within a few weeks.

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    Birth Certificate and Genetic Link:

    • The child is considered legally affiliated with the intended parents from birth.
    • Birth certificates only display the names of the intended parents, and no adoption proceedings are necessary.
    • Greek law does not mandate a genetic link between the child and the intended parents, ensuring anonymity in donor cases.

    Before proceeding, it’s advisable to consult a local lawyer in your country to understand any specific genetic link requirements for a smooth transition back home. We wish you luck on your journey to many happy moments ahead!