A single woman is recognized as a sole parent through surrogacy.
Ms. Natalia Gorskaya represented by Rosjurconsulting law firm challenged the law surrounding surrogacy and asked to be registered as a mother of her son who was carried by a surrogate. Before this precedent case the general belief in Russia was that only married heterosexual couples could be registered as legal parents of a surrogate-born baby.
Our attorneys proved to the Russian Court that such law interpretation discriminated against the rights of single women who wished to become mothers through surrogacy. The Court granted full parental rights to Ms. Gorskaya and ruled that single woman in Russia who pursues surrogacy should be treated the same as a married one who starts a surrogacy program with her husband as a couple – and can be registered as mother and single parent. As a result of this trial the first birth certificate to the name of a single intended mother in Russia and Europe was issued.