Obstetrics Gynecology – MD, MSC, MMSC, Phd – Fertility Specialist


The Greek Surrogacy Centre Is Here For You

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We can help you if you need to use a surrogate to have a baby

There are many reasons why using a surrogate could give you a good chance of having a family:

  • You’ve had repeated failed cycles from IVF or infertility treatment
  • You’ve suffered recurrent miscarriages
  • You aren’t physically able to carry a baby.

A surrogacy arrangement or surrogacy agreement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. There are two main types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy.


Straight surrogacy is the simplest and least expensive form of surrogacy and is also known as artificial insemination.  The surrogate uses an insemination kit to become pregnant using the intended father’s semen.  The baby will therefore be conceived using the surrogate’s egg.

Some people prefer to use a clinic for inseminations, but it can also happen at home and can therefore seem a more natural and less ‘medical’ way of becoming pregnant than host surrogacy.  It can, however, can be harder emotionally for both the surrogate and the intended parents.

Traditional Surrogacy is not legal in Greece

What is Gestational Surrogacy?

The most popular type of surrogacy is gestational surrogacy. With gestational surrogacy, a surrogate mother is impregnated with an embryo, obtained via in vitro fertilization, from the intended mother and father. The surrogate mother is therefore not genetically connected to the child, but is just the carrier for the intended parents.

Surrogacy is often preferred by couples who want to have a genetic child, but who have been having trouble conceiving on their own, typically from some kind of female factor infertility (male factor infertility can normally be overcome with IVF/ICSI). There are myriad female factor reasons that explain why a couple may have trouble conceiving on their own: some women may not produce normal amounts of estragon or may not have regularly cycles — both of which can lead to infertility. Additionally, 1 in 10 women may suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a condition that decreases a woman’s ability to ovulate and/or conceive.


If you’re unable to conceive, surrogacy creates a chance for you and your partner to parent a child who may be at least partially genetically yours. This genetic link may be through an embryo which was created from your egg and your partner’s sperm, or from your or your partner’s sperm.

You can apply for a parental order of the baby whether you’re straight, provided you’re in a relationship and are married, civil partners, or living together.

IOLIFE IASO Surrogacy Services and why choose us:

  • Our centre is proud to endorse Surrogacy Program in Athens – Greece
  • IOLIFE IASO of Athens is among the best IVF Clinic in Greece brings together a team of world-class top fertility specialties that are committed to bring you the best of tomorrow’s IVF treatment, today
  • The biggest egg donor data base in Europe

If you are interested in learning more about the IOLIFE surrogacy program and whether or not it may be a good program for you or if you are concerned at all about your fertility please contact us: support@garavelas.com

Law in Greece

National law in Greece regulates all methods of assisted reproduction and all fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilisation (IVF), intrauterine insemination using sperm from the husband or from a donor (IUI), surgical sperm retrieval (PESA, TESA, MESA), egg donation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching (AH), blastocyst transfer and frozen embryo transfer.

The Law allows for free, anonymous donation of eggs and sperm, permitting assisted reproduction treatment also for single women. Also allowed:

  • Frozen embryos are tightly regulated if there are enough, these must be used in an IVF cycle before a fresh cycle can be done.
  • Surrogacy and IVF surrogacy are allowed under Greek law
  • Sperm donation, egg donation and embryo donation

In many European countries surrogacy is prohibited, whereas in Greece it has been legal since 2002 (Law 3089/2002).