Russia to ban Russian girls from being surrogates for foreigners


About 45,000 infants born by surrogate Russian moms have been taken overseas previously few years, lawmaker says.

Russia will quickly undertake a regulation barring foreigners from contracting Russian girls to be surrogate moms for them.

Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the decrease home of Russia’s parliament, made the announcement on Sunday, the nation’s Mother’s Day.

Paid surrogacy is authorized in Russia, however the observe has been criticised by non secular teams as commercialising the start of youngsters.

“Everything must be done to protect children by prohibiting foreigners from using the surrogacy service,” Volodin mentioned on the Telegram messaging app. “We will make this decision at the beginning of December.”

He mentioned about 45,000 infants born by surrogate moms have been taken overseas previously few years. “Child trafficking is unacceptable,” he added.

Russian lawmakers handed the invoice nearly unanimously in its first studying in May.

If handed within the last, third, studying, it will likely be reviewed by the higher home of parliament and signed into regulation by President Vladimir Putin.