SURROGACY IN BULGARIA
Surrogacy is no longer legal in Bulgaria. Commercial surrogacy is 100 percent prohibited. Instead of using the term surrogate, though, Bulgaria calls it the “substitute mother.” It is reported by few of the newspapers that Bulgaria is all set to amend its presently existing Health Act allowing surrogacy. Yet surrogacy is still illegal in Bulgaria with the presently existing legal system. But it was stated that the amendments would enable women aged between 25 and 45 years of age to be surrogate mothers. It was also decided that any woman would not be able to act as a surrogate mother more than twice and the amendment also provides with surrogacy programs only legal citizens of Bulgaria. According to the proposed legislation, surrogacy can be chosen only for medical factors resulting in infertility.