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Surrogacy Insights


Chapter 9 (Articles 54-59) of RK “On Marriage (Matrimony) and Family,” dated December 26th, 2011, regulates surrogacy in Kazakhstan, providing a legal framework for surrogacy arrangements in the country.


These regulations permit compensated surrogacy.  This allows the intended parents to provide financial compensation to the surrogate mother.  However, the law limits the option of surrogacy to heterosexual couples.  Same-sex couples or individuals are excluded from engaging in surrogacy arrangements under Kazakh law.


Notably, the regulations do not mandate a biological connection between the intended parents and the child.  This provision enables individuals or couples who cannot conceive naturally to consider surrogacy as an option for starting or expanding their families.


When a child is born through surrogacy in Kazakhstan, the birth certificate lists the names of the intended parents. 


Furthermore, the intended mother must provide evidence demonstrating her inability to carry a child herself.  This requirement ensures that surrogacy is pursued for valid medical reasons.


Surrogates in Kazakhstan must be between 20 and 35 years old.  This requirement aims to safeguard the physical health and well-being of the surrogate mother and the child’s best interests.


Lastly, in Kazakhstan, authorities promptly issue birth certificates for children born through surrogacy within three days of their birth.  This quick turnaround of the birth certificate streamlines the administrative process for all parties involved.


Overall, these regulations establish a clear legal framework for surrogacy in Kazakhstan.  It offers guidance and protection to intended parents, surrogates, and children born through surrogacy arrangements.




Future Legal Developments


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