That’s why this article is an overview on top facts you should know about one of the most important documents which confirm the legal fact of the child's birth and to be issued by the State authorities as the final step of Ukrainian surrogacy law process.  Here the top 5 facts about Ukrainian birth certificate you should know:

Fact #1

According to local legislation, surrogate mother’s data is not subject to be mention in the child’s birth certificate, because Genetic parents are legally recognized as only parents who have an exceptional parental right under the child’s custody since the early conception of the surrogacy treatment.

Fact #2

Despite the fact that in the birth certificate you will not find any word about surrogacy, Ukrainian Registry authorities keep evidences about the legal base why your surrogate mother’s name wasn’t included in the document. Also on your request “Corresponding record on the birth” can be issued as a document which consists all data on child’s origin, including the fact about genetic link between Married couple and child born by the surrogate mother.

Fact #3

For child’s birth registrations to be made both of the Parents have to be physically present during registration. 

Fact #4

Your child can be granted with maximum 2 names otherwise your national law and traditions state about the bigger quantity of names which can be given to the child.

Fact #5

There are some countries which don’t require birth certificate being apostilled as between Ukraine and those countries Agreement on legalization system simplifying was signed. All countries all over the world require apostille to be made except Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Virmeny, Georgia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Makedonia, Mongolia, Poland, Moldova, Serbia, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Czech Republic. 

Ukraine is a great destination for your surrogacy journey to take place as law opportunities will protect your family and support legal parenting without a need of looking for legal gaps.

For more information on Ukrainian surrogacy law, please contact our lawyer.