Markku Lehto, who chairs the board operating under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, says surrogacy could be permitted when a woman is unable to carry a child for medical reasons.
Surrogacy, an arrangement where a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person, is outlawed in Finland. It is, however, practised in a few other European countries.
The advisory board emphasises that legislative changes are needed to protect the rights of childless couples. For example, problems may arise if a surrogate mother refuses to hand over her baby after birth.
Lehto calls for the Ministry of Justice to look into the legal implications of surrogacy.