A group of State Duma deputies led by Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy submitted a draft law to the lower house of parliament that would deprive foreigners of the opportunity to apply for the services of Russian surrogate mothers.
The text of the document is published in the electronic database of the State Duma.
“We propose to prescribe in the law that only married citizens of Russia can use the services of a surrogate mother, or a single woman-a citizen of the Russian Federation, for whom carrying and giving birth to a child is impossible for medical reasons,” Tolstoy explained in his Telegram channel.
According to the project, children born to surrogate mothers for foreigners or stateless persons in Russia will acquire Russian citizenship by birth.
Earlier, speaking about the draft law, Tolstoy said that more than 700 agencies are engaged in the export of children under surrogacy programs, and the annual turnover of this business is billions of euros.