Legislation in Kazakhstan | IFS

Legislation in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, legal aspects of infertility treatment programs with the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are regulated by:The order of the Interim Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan of October 30, 2009, № 627, 624 and Marriage and Family Code, chapter 9, p. 54-59
Lax regulatory environment allows intended parents to use a full range of fertility services in the best possible way.

Surrogacy

According to the Code of the RK “On Marriage and Family”, chapter 9, a woman, who wishes to become a surrogate, must:
● be between the ages of 20 and 35
● have excellent physical, psychological and reproductive health, which must be confirmed by the corresponding documents
● have her own children
● provide the spouse’s notarized consent if she is married
According to Art. 59 of the Code, biological parents (clients) are recognized as the parents of the child born as a result of ART. Once the baby is born, the biological mother becomes its legal mother and the surrogate has no relation to the child and therefore cannot pretend to it.
According to Article 59, all officials who take part in issuing a birth certificate of the baby from the surrogate, all employees of health organizations, which perform artificial insemination or embryo implantation, as well as notaries certifying the surrogacy contract, are obliged to keep it a secret.
Moreover, according to the law, the surrogate cannot have a genetic relation to the child. If clients need donor eggs, they must select an oocyte donor. The law prohibits to be a surrogate and an egg donor in the same program.

Egg donation

Egg donors do not take on parental responsibility for the future child and do not have any relation to your child according to the law.
In accordance with the order of the Interim Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan of October 30, 2009, № 624, a woman wishing to become a donor must:
● be between the ages of 18 and 35
● have excellent physical, psychological and reproductive health, which must be confirmed by the corresponding documents
● have her own children