Russia, Surrogacy

Russia Considers Banning Surrogacy for Unmarried People, Foreigners – RBC

Source The Moscow Times

Russia is one of the few countries worldwide where commercial surrogacy is allowed.
Alexander Avilov / Moskva News Agency

Foreigners and unmarried Russians could be banned from having children with the help of a surrogate under a new draft bill, the RBC news website reported Wednesday.

Russia is one of the few countries worldwide where commercial surrogacy is allowed, but a backlash against foreign surrogacy has been growing with warnings that women and children are being exploited by wealthy foreigners. The country has also pursued conservative legislation in hopes of reversing its declining birth rates.

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