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Surrogates wont be able to keep children they gestated, the highest Russian judicial authority ruled.

The Russian Supreme Court on its plenary session stipulated that there is no such thing as unconditional right of a surrogate for the child she gave birth to. Might she wish to keep the child, the conflict should be resolved by the court taking into account all related circumstances including genetics and the best interests of the child whose origin is questioned by the surrogate.

In other words it means that a surrogate can't keep the child she gestated. Not any more.

The Supreme court just confirmed and approved already existing law-applying practice in Russia when courts returned children kept by surrogates to their legitimate parents in a precedent case Mirimskaya vs. Bezpataya resolved by Moscow city court in Nov. 2015 and most recent identical case of Serge and Marina Frolov resolved by St. Petersburgs City court on Feb. 21, 2017.

Another important ruling of the Supreme Court was that egg and sperm donors, both anonymous and individual, have no parental rights nor responsibilities as for children conceived using their gametes.

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