International surrogacy to be regulated under new legislation

Cabinet to consider landmark legislation on international surrogacy and parentage rights for Irish couples

Irish couples have mostly travelled to Ukraine in recent years to avail of international commercial surrogacy services

A memo is to go to cabinet by the end of the month providing for the legalisation and regulation of international surrogacy for the first time in Ireland, the Business Post can reveal.

A policy paper on international surrogacy and draft amendments which amount to an entirely new section of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill will be brought to cabinet by the Ministers for Health, Justice and Children, all of whom share partial responsibility for ...