In the Czech Republic, the process of surrogate motherhood is not regulated by a specific law, instead, it is based on existing laws, specifically the Civil Code. The biological father’s name appears on the original birth certificate. First, the surrogate and the intended father sign a mutual statement on his paternity. Both the father and the surrogate sign this document at the registrar‘s office. This typicall takes place after the 12th week of pregnancy and after obtaining the result from a non-invasive paternity test from the blood of the surrogate mother. This is performed to ensure that the child is really a biological descendant of the intended father.
After the birth, the surrogate mother will renounce her parental rights in writing and the father will be able to go back home with his baby.
Important note: the exit process of taking a baby born through surrogacy out of the Czech Republic may vary depending on the nationality and embassy of the father, so we always advise having a consultation with a qualified attorney in your home country.