Infertility is a sad reality in the life of many people. According to experts, there are three main reasons for non-pregnancy. In 36% of cases, this is an ovulation disruption, in 30% – obstruction of the fallopian tubes and in 18% – endometriosis. At the current stage of reproductive medicine, there is a way to solve all these problems and many other reproductive problems.

  • Surrogacy
  • Who will help surrogacy?
  • Surrogacy: legislation of different countries
  • How much does surrogacy cost?
  • Advices for using surrogacy: how to get high quality service without overpayments

Unsuccessful attempts to conceive a child lead couples to use ART. One of them is surrogacy.

Surrogate motherhood includes the fertilization of the mother’s or donor’s oocytes using IVF and the transfer of the resulting embryo to a surrogate mother. The child will have a genetic relationship with the future parents, not the surrogate mother.

Before transfer, the embryo is examined to improve the success of the procedure.

There are several types of surrogate motherhood:

  • Mother’s eggs are fertilized with paternal or donor biomaterial. The resulting healthy embryos are transferred to surrogate mother.
  • With donor eggs. If there are no good quality oocytes of their own, donor oocytes are used. They are fertilized with the biomaterial of the future father. The embryos are transferred to the surrogate mother.
  • With your own surrogate mother. The child is carried by a surrogate mother, who is brought to the clinic by clients. The advantages of the approach in the trusting relationship of the surrogate mother and future parents, their emotional and / or genetic connection, saving time and money due to the absence of a selection stage and fees.

The type of surrogacy is largely determined by the amount of remuneration for the surrogate mother. In this regard, altruistic and commercial surrogacy are distinguished.

In the first case, the woman carrying the child does not receive any remuneration for her services, only reimbursement of all expenses associated with pregnancy and childbirth. This type is found in the work of a surrogate mother provided by parents or in countries where only non-commercial surrogacy is allowed.

In the second case, the surrogate mother receives a fee for her services. The costs incurred are also reimbursed by the parents.

Who will help surrogacy?

This service mainly acts as a method of treating female and / or male infertility. But it can be used to solve social problems. The most common reasons are:

  • Male factor infertility (problems with sperm, infections and their consequences, etc.);
  • Loss of the uterus due to accidents, medical procedures;
  • Pathology of the female reproductive system (pathology of the reproductive organs, endometrium, medical interventions);
  • Oncology;
  • Endocrine disorders;
  • Absolute contraindications to pregnancy (diseases of the cardiovascular system, etc.);
  • Numerous unsuccessful IVF protocols (more than 4 times);
  • Immunological infertility (when the female body destroys the male biomaterial);
  • Age (when the ability to bear children has been lost);
  • Inability to give birth to a child due to socio-psychological conditions or parental deviations;
  • Loss of an important person and the desire to preserve the memory of him in the child from his biomaterial;
  • Continuous work schedule, unwillingness to sacrifice an active social life (women in leadership positions, business women, and others);
  • Unwillingness to sacrifice physical shape (public figures).

Not in all countries it is possible to get the surrogate mother service without medical indications (Russia, Belarus, Georgia and others). But sometimes the clinic’s staff specialists draw up a conclusion on the need for surrogate mother services based on the results of a medical examination.

Surrogacy by countries

Prohibited: Austria, Arizona, Germany, China, Michigan, Norway, New Jersey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan. Allowed on a non-commercial basis: UK, Victoria, Virginia, Canada, New Hampshire, Portugal.

In Belgium, Greece, Spain and the Czech Republic, surrogate motherhood is not regulated by laws, but it is applied. For parents, this means no guarantees. A surrogate mother may decide to keep the newborn, and the parents will be left without a baby and without money.

In Canada, the Netherlands and Finland, parents are required by law to disclose everything about the donor and the circumstances of the birth to the child upon reaching the age of 18.

In Georgia, Russia and Ukraine, as well as in many states of the United States, surrogacy is legal. However, in the United States, ART are very expensive, in Georgia, reproductive medicine is not too high-level, and in Russia even the contract does not guarantee the transfer of the newborn to the parents.

All these disadvantages are absent in Ukraine. The country has long been one of the world’s leading centers for surrogacy. Clear, strictly enforced reproductive legislation, a high level of reproductive medicine and reasonable prices make Ukraine the safest and most reliable option for couples looking for a surrogate mother and ART.

How much does surrogacy cost?

On average, surrogate mother services will cost the following amounts:

  • Russia – € 8000-12000.
  • Ukraine – € 12,000-25,000.
  • USA – € 15,000-30,000.

The entire program will cost from 30 to 180 thousand euros. For example, due to the difference in the cost of medicine, the program with the transfer of a surrogate mother in the United States, ordered in a Ukrainian clinic, will cost several times cheaper than when it is performed in the United States. The quality of all medical services is comparable.

Advices for using surrogacy: how to get high quality service without overpayments

  • Address to the clinic where it is possible to get acquainted with the surrogate mother.
  • A clinic with guaranteed programs is the most reliable way to become parents with the help of a surrogate mother. You pay a fixed cost, and in return you are guaranteed the birth of a child and parental rights to it.
  • Sign a contract with a clinic whose reputation is undeniable. The ability to pay part of the amount with medical insurance is an additional significant advantage.
  • Collaborate with a clinic that provides remote services. Then you can only come for your child. This will help you not to break away from your usual activities and not to modify your work schedule.
  • Cooperate with clinics in countries where participation in ART programs is anonymous, the secrecy of surrogacy is protected by law, and there is no need to inform the child of the circumstances of his birth. These points must be reflected in the contract. The clinics of Georgia, Ukraine and the USA work on such conditions.
  • Choose countries whose reproductive legislation clearly protects the rights of parents. This guarantees you parental rights to your child. Countries where this rule is strictly observed: Georgia, Ukraine, USA.
  • Make sure the clinic is fully committed to providing the expectant mother and surrogate mother with the necessary medications.
  • You have the right to count on high-quality guest service: we offer rejuvenating and wellness treatments, as well as excursion programs, accommodation and meals.

Remember, surrogacy is a vital contributor to your family’s well-being. Your choice of a woman to whom you entrust the safety and health of the child should not be in doubt. Do not hesitate to ask all your questions to the clinic’s specialists.

Ukrainian doctors have introduced technologies that are standard for the world of reproductive medicine. The main feature of a number of clinics in Ukraine is guaranteed programs with an unlimited number of IVF protocols. All applicants become parents with a 100% guarantee. Clients are offered a full range of services from medical to legal.

 Attention, assistance during the program, round-the-clock support help future parents calmly and joyfully await the birth of the child.