Surrogacy concerns women, who can ovulate, but have no uterus due to various reasons (Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome) or are unable to support the growth of the fetus. The gestation of the embryos from another woman is allowed by court order, which is granted before the transfer of embryos and at the request of the woman wishing to have a child.
In order for the court to provide an authorization for a surrogacy the woman, who wants to have a child, has to be able to prove that she is not able to gestate but is in the reproductive age. An agreement must also be made between the two sides and the husband of the pregnant women – if she is married – declaring that the embryos to be implanted do not belong to the pregnant woman.
Also, the two women should be residing in Cyprus in order to avoid any economic exploitation from this act.