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Surrogacy in Ireland

The Irish government has not approved a law regulating surrogacy. Aware of the need for such regulation, in 2005 the commission drew up a report on assisted human reproduction with numerous recommendations in this area. It has been proposed that the parents of a child born as a result of surrogacy are intentionally considered parents. But despite the commission's posting, the regulations were never applied and surrogacy in Ireland remains an unregulated area. On February 21th of 2012, the guidelines for Irish citizens traveling abroad for surrogacy programs were published. The Irish choose Ukraine or Russia for surrogacy programs, countries that offer guaranteed programs and regulate the law of contractual relations on surrogacy.