I want to use surrogate motherhood

Replacement (surrogate) maternity is the process whereby the embryo of the biological parents is carried by a surrogate mother. A surrogate mother is a woman who agrees to the introduction of the embryo into her uterus with the intention of conceiving, carrying and giving birth, but giving up her parental commitments, thus allowing biological parents to “adopt” the child. Or if the child’s biological father is already stated in the birth certificate of the child, only the biological mother adopts the child.


Surrogate motherhood is intended for couples in the following cases:

  • Uterine factor – the uterus is unable to ensure the nesting and to carry the foetus full term.
  • Congenital or acquired uterus absence (e.g. in Rokitanski-Küster-Hauser syndrome).
  • Damage to the uterine cavity and adhesions in the uterus – (e.g., Asherman’s syndrome)
  • Thin uterine mucosa – does not grow to the required thickness and does not provide the embryo with a suitable nesting environment
  • Indications from other disciplines are always consulted with a specialist in the respective field
  • Repeated failure of implantation and repeated miscarriages – if no other procedure is appropriate for the couple

Legislation and process

In the Czech Republic, the process of surrogate motherhood is not regulated by a specific law; it is based only on existing laws, especially the Civil Code.

Surrogate motherhood is based on a fairly simple idea. The infertile couple will talk to a woman who is healthy and capable of carrying a baby. The biological father of the child is the man from the infertile couple, his sperm is used to fertilize an egg and he is stated in the child’s birth certificate. If the woman from the infertile couple has her eggs, her eggs will be used for fertilisation. If her eggs are not available, eggs from an anonymous donor will be used. The embryo resulting from the interconnection of these sex cells is then transferred to the surrogate mother, who will carry the foetus to full term and give birth.

By law, the mother of the child is the woman who gives birth to the child. On the other hand, the law allows the woman to give up her parental obligations to the child and put the child up for adoption. The surrogate mother will give up the child after birth, as previously agreed with the infertile couple. The child will then be adopted by the woman from the infertile couple. This woman is the spouse of the biological father of the child. By adopting the child, she is stated as the mother of the child in the birth certificate, and both the man and the woman become the parents of the child.

If both parties (biological parents and surrogate mother) are well acquainted with all relevant circumstances and if there is a real objective medical reason for this method of treatment, surrogate motherhood can be used.

We will prepare complete advisory service prior to the procedure for those interested in it, and we will recommend appropriate legal consultations.

Finance and reimbursement

Financial compensation is always a part of the agreement between the requesting couple and the surrogate mother. It includes, for example, expenses related to commuting to the centre, finance for food supplements and high-quality food, and the like. The centres do not interfere with this agreement and leave it fully to the parties involved.

The financial issues are also related to the reimbursement of procedures associated with surrogate motherhood. This payment does not fall within the scope reimbursed by health insurance companies. In some cases, it is possible to apply for extraordinary approval of reimbursement, but this process is complex and uncertain. It is up to the requesting couple to provide financing for the entire process. The price for the whole process is individual and is based on individual needs. The costs covered by the couple include, among others, the collection of sex cells, hormonal stimulation of the woman, embryo transfer and the like. The price for the whole process may vary slightly from one centre to another, but we may say that surrogate motherhood can cost several hundred thousand crowns.

Surrogate maternity in points

  • is not anonymous – the couple know the mother and are in touch with her during the process
  • the surrogate mother is not paid for the help, she only receives financial compensation for expenses associated with the help provided to the infertile couple
  • it is only intended for couples who do not have a chance to become parents
  • the mother’s egg can be used for surrogate motherhood, or it is possible to use an egg of an anonymous donor
  • an egg from the surrogate mother cannot be used, because egg donation must be anonymous by law; the use of an egg from the surrogate mother would violate this law
  • it is legal – amendments to the Civil Code allow this process

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