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Surrogacy in Cyprus

Hearing terms like surrogacy can be confusing. At Vita Altera IVF Center, we’ve prepared a comprehensive guide to help you understand this process better. So, what is surrogacy and how does it work?

What is Surrogacy?

Surrogacy involves transferring embryos, created by fertilizing the couple’s own egg and sperm cells in a laboratory, to another woman when the mother’s uterus is not suitable for pregnancy or is absent. The woman who carries the baby for another couple is called a “surrogate mother.” Surrogacy can be performed not only with the couple’s own egg and sperm but also with donor eggs and sperm if necessary. Therefore, all donation options are considered.

Surrogacy Terms

  • Surrogate Mother
  • Gestational Carrier
  • Paid Surrogacy
  • Borrowed Womb

All these terms refer to the concept of surrogacy, but the correct terminology is “surrogacy.”

What is a Surrogate Mother?

Many people wonder what surrogacy is. Initially, it may seem complicated, but as you gain more information, it becomes easier to understand. The most critical stage of surrogacy is the fertilization process. When other IVF treatments fail, surrogacy becomes the last resort.

Surrogacy and the Baby’s Genes

Babies born through surrogacy carry the genetics of their biological mother and father. This means the baby will genetically resemble the biological parents, not the surrogate mother. There is no need to worry about this; the baby will be entirely yours.

The Surrogacy Process

IVF Treatment

The surrogacy process starts with IVF treatment. The egg stimulation program begins on the 2nd or 3rd day of the menstrual cycle and lasts approximately 10-12 days. After oocyte retrieval, the eggs are fertilized with sperm, creating embryos. These embryos are then transferred to the surrogate mother at the most suitable stage of their development.

Selecting a Surrogate Mother

A surrogate mother can be a family member or a professional surrogate. Professional surrogates can help manage the process more smoothly. However, if cost is a concern, choosing a family member with whom you have emotional ties can be a more affordable option.

When is Surrogacy Used?

  • Women born without a uterus
  • Women who have had their uterus removed due to surgery (tumor, fibroids, cancer, etc.)
  • To prevent recurrent miscarriages
  • Women with Asherman syndrome (women with a uterus that is not suitable for pregnancy)
  • When pregnancy or childbirth poses a risk (women with severe heart or lung problems, women at fatal risk due to clotting disorders)
  • Women with congenital anomalies

Donation Treatment and Surrogacy

Patients undergoing egg or sperm donation treatment can also benefit from surrogacy services when necessary.

Who Can Be a Surrogate Mother?

  • Young and healthy women
  • Women without infectious diseases
  • Women who do not smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs
  • Women who have had healthy pregnancies and deliveries
  • Women without a history of gestational diabetes or preeclampsia
  • Women who are socially and psychologically suitable for surrogacy
  • Women without chronic illnesses (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.)
  • Women with a healthy body mass index

How is a Surrogate Mother Prepared?

The process of preparing a surrogate mother for pregnancy is detailed and comprehensive. Gynecological examinations, blood tests, and psychological evaluations are conducted. A treatment plan synchronized with the menstrual cycle is created to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. Once the optimal embryo transfer day is determined, the transfer is carried out.

Surrogacy in Cyprus

Cyprus has a tolerant and liberal approach to surrogacy. Embryo transfer to a surrogate mother is legally possible for medical reasons. IVF centers in Cyprus help you manage this process smoothly and successfully.

Why Choose Cyprus?

  • Affordable prices
  • High living standards
  • Excellent climate
  • High success rates

Why Choose Vita Altera IVF Center?

  • High success rates
  • Advanced reproductive technology
  • ISO 9001:2008 certification
  • Expert team
  • High-quality and affordable treatments

Surrogacy Cost

The cost of the surrogacy process is similar to other IVF treatments. The starting price for couples is €5,000. At Vita Altera IVF Center, we help manage your surrogacy process smoothly and economically.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Surrogate Mother

When selecting a surrogate mother, there are several crucial factors to consider. These factors help you find a healthy and reliable surrogate and contribute to the successful progression of the process.

Health Status

The general health status of the surrogate mother is critical for a successful pregnancy. Comprehensive health screenings are necessary to check for infectious diseases, chronic conditions, and overall health status.

Psychological Status

The psychological readiness of the surrogate mother is important for both her and the baby’s well-being. Psychological evaluations are conducted to determine how prepared the surrogate mother is for the emotional challenges she may face during this process.


The lifestyle of the surrogate mother also significantly affects the success of the process. A candidate who does not smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs and who maintains a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen should be preferred.

Previous Pregnancies

The surrogate mother’s previous pregnancy experiences should also be considered. Women who have had healthy deliveries in the past are more reliable candidates for surrogacy.

Finding a Surrogate Mother in Cyprus

The process of finding a surrogate mother in Cyprus is managed by professional IVF centers. At Vita Altera IVF Center, we help you find suitable surrogate mother candidates according to your needs. We are with you at every stage of the process to help you select the best candidate.

Professional Support

Getting professional support in the process of finding a surrogate mother makes it easier to find the right candidate. Our IVF center guides you through every stage of the process to achieve the best results.

Legal Support

Obtaining legal support in the this process in Cyprus is also very important. To protect the rights of all parties and prevent potential legal issues, we work with expert lawyers.

Important Considerations in the Surrogacy Process

There are several important points to consider throughout this process. These points ensure the process progresses smoothly and successfully.


Before starting this process, an agreement should be made between the parties. This agreement outlines the rights and responsibilities of all parties. Important details such as the rights of the surrogate mother, the relationship with the biological parents, and financial matters should be included in the agreement.

Medical Check-ups

Regular medical check-ups for the surrogate mother ensure the healthy progression of the pregnancy. These check-ups are essential for monitoring the health status of both the surrogate mother and the baby.

Psychological Support

Providing psychological support to both the surrogate mother and the biological parents helps manage the emotional aspects of the process. Psychological support contributes to the healthy progression of the process for all parties involved.

Surrogacy Services at Vita Altera IVF Center

At Vita Altera IVF Center, we are here to provide the best services throughout the surrogacy process. Our expert team supports you at every stage of the process, ensuring the best outcomes.

High Success Rates

Vita Altera IVF Center is known for its high success rates. Thanks to our experienced specialists and modern medical equipment, we help you achieve the highest success rates.

Comprehensive Support

We offer comprehensive support throughout the this process, assisting you with everything from medical check-ups to psychological support.

Affordable Prices

Vita Altera IVF Center provides high-quality services at affordable prices. We offer various payment options and packages to reduce the costs of the surrogacy process.

Make the Right Decision Today

Surrogacy is an individual process and presents different challenges for each couple. At Vita Altera IVF Center, our professional team is here to help you manage this process successfully. Contact us today to learn how we can best assist you in making your dream of parenthood come true.

Contact us today to evaluate how we can best assist you in making your dream of becoming a parent come true.