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Surrogacy Insights


  • Surrogacy has been legal since 2002. Law on Human Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights. (Law No. ZR-474, 11 December 2002).
  • Legally married heterosexual couples or single women who can provide their own eggs.
  • The intended mother must be 52 years or younger.
  • The surrogate must be between the ages of 18 – 39 years, have given birth previously, and can only participate in 2 surrogacy journeys.
  • The Intended Parents must visit Armenia to start the process. It cannot be initiated from abroad.
  • Compensated surrogacy is permitted.
  • Sperm or egg donation cannot be anonymous.
  • The surrogacy or donor contracts must be signed in person before a notary.
  • The surrogate cannot have a biological connection to the child she carries, and at birth, a DNA test must prove she is not related to the child.
  • The government of Armenia has a program that pays for surrogacy services for those families who lost sons during the war.
  • Intended Parent’s names will appear on the birth certificate.
  • Genetic testing to determine the sex of the child is prohibited unless there is a risk of inheriting genetic problems.



Future Legal Developments


  • At present, there is no available information regarding any forthcoming legislation.


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