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Understanding Surrogacy​

Embrace the transformative power of surrogacy. At Dream IVF Cyprus, we connect you with carefully screened gestational carriers, providing a supportive and personalised surrogacy experience that fulfills your family dreams.

What Is Surrogacy?​

Surrogacy is an assisted reproductive technique (ART) where a woman (the surrogate) carries and delivers a baby for another person or couple (intended parents). This method is opted for when the intended mother faces medical challenges preventing a safe pregnancy or when a same-sex male couple desires to have a biological child.

There are two main types of surrogacy: 

  • Traditional surrogacy involves the surrogate mother providing both her egg and uterus for the pregnancy. The intended parents’ sperm is used to fertilise the surrogate’s egg, and the resulting embryo is implanted in her uterus.

  • Gestational surrogacy involves the surrogate mother carrying a pregnancy using an embryo created from the intended parents’ sperm and eggs. The surrogate’s own egg is not used in the process.

What Is The Surrogacy Process?

During the surrogacy process, the intended parents provide their own eggs and sperm or use donor eggs or sperm to create embryos that are then transferred to the surrogate mother’s uterus. The surrogate mother carries the pregnancy to term and gives birth to the baby, who is then placed with the intended parents.

When Is Surrogacy Recommended?

Surrogacy may be recommended in cases where:

  • The intended mother has a medical condition preventing pregnancy.
  • Same-sex male couples want a biological child.
  • Previous unsuccessful attempts with other fertility treatments.


Surrogacy is not legally regulated in North Cyprus, and there is no specific legislation that either prohibits or permits it. As a result, the legality of surrogacy in North Cyprus is unclear and up to interpretation.

Some legal experts argue that surrogacy arrangements in North Cyprus could be considered void ab initio, meaning they are invalid from the outset due to a lack of legal recognition. They point to the lack of a clear legal framework and the potential for exploitation and coercion of surrogate mothers.

Others maintain that surrogacy arrangements could be considered valid if they are based on private contracts between all parties involved. They argue that the principles of freedom of contract and individual autonomy should be upheld, even in the absence of specific surrogacy legislation.

Given the uncertainty surrounding the legality of surrogacy in North Cyprus, it is advisable for individuals considering surrogacy arrangements to consult with an attorney to assess their legal options and potential risks.

Here are some additional factors to consider:

  • The laws of the intended parents’ home country may still apply. If the intended parents are not from North Cyprus, they should check the surrogacy laws in their own jurisdiction to ensure that their parental rights are recognised.

  • The surrogate mother’s rights should be protected. Even if surrogacy arrangements are not legally recognized, surrogate mothers should still have access to appropriate medical care and support throughout the pregnancy and postpartum period.

  • The welfare of the child should be paramount. The best interests of the child should always be the primary consideration in any surrogacy arrangement.

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