OFFICIAL STATEMENT 114
Birth Registration Cases with the Consular Civil Registry of the Spanish Embassy in Kiev

​In view of the claims filed at the Consular Section of the Spanish Embassy in Kiev on the registration of children born by means of gestational surrogacy, the following details should be noted:

29/08/2018
The Spanish Embassy in Kiev shall individually tend to the nearly thirty Spanish families located in Ukraine in order to inform them of the current Law and the legal alternatives, and help them to find the best solution possible.
 
In any case, the Government has the duty of preserving and protecting the rights of pregnant women (or biological mothers) involved in this process, regardless of their nationality, as well as protecting the best interest of the newborn.
 
Regarding the development of records, it should be noted that the latest amendment of the Regulations of the Organic Law on Data Protection is not causing any standstill. Each record is studied individually and requires analysing all the documents submitted by the interested parties. Such analysis includes verifying that the Ukrainian Law regarding surrogacy and the Spanish Law are being respected, in addition to the validity of the documents submitted.

In relation to gestational surrogacy, the enforcement of Act 14/2006 of 26 May on Assisted Human Reproduction Techniques and all other Spanish legalities should also be checked, as well as the guidelines established by the Directorate General for Registries and Public Notaries, dependent of the Ministry of Justice, which are mandatory for Spanish Civil Registries.
 
Processing this kind of record requires special attention from the Consular Section of the Spanish Embassy in Kiev, as it has been informed about possible cases of medical malpractice related to assisted reproduction procedures in recent months, as well as cases of the possible trafficking of children. The Spanish Embassy in Kiev must take all the required precautions in order to protect the best interests of the children. In view of this situation, not commencing any gestational surrogacy process in this context has been repeatedly advised and recommended by this Ministry for years.
 
The Spanish Embassy in Kiev is taking the necessary actions with the Ukrainian authorities with the aim of studying any existing alternative.
 
 
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