It is an unbelievable feeling when you hold your baby. Our son was also born in Ukraine through surrogacy). Previously we were dealing with infertility long 3 years. Due to a number of failed IVF attempts, my husband and I made the decision to investigate surrogacy and joined Surrogacy in Ukrainian. The clinic was quite ok for such price (around 30,000 euros for everything). It was some cons but it wasn
t so huge. Lines to the doctors office were really exhausted but we were ready to do everything at that time. Believe me, temporary unpleasantness you forgot when you will see your newborn baby. The big advantage of the Ukrainian surrogacy is its legality.
I have been through surrogacy in Bio tex, Ukraine and I can say that the feeling is so fulfilling.
Many intended parents who choose surrogacy do so because they’re struggling with infertility, either because of genetics, because they’re a same-sex couple who cannot have children on their own, or because they are single. The disappointment and stigma of infertility can be harsh, which is why surrogacy gives parents a chance to overcome these issues and successfully have biological children. Raising a child from birth: Surrogacy gives intended parents the chance to not only raise their child from the moment they’re born but also actively be involved in the pregnancy. Not all adoptions can offer the same advantages. Being involved every step of the way: Intended parents are able to be a part of every milestone of their surrogate pregnancy, from embryo transfer to their child’s birth. This way, intended parents can experience the pregnancy process in a way they may have never originally dreamed they could. Building a special relationship with the surrogate: While surrogacy is technically a business transaction, it’s much more to intended parents and surrogates. Usually, intended parents will form an intimate bond with their surrogate as they learn more about her and her family throughout the surrogacy process.
Just superb, hun, I’m so happy for you!! May your tiny ladies come to this world healthy and happy.
You’ve had enough, luv, god love you poor thing with your cancer sufferings…But god blessed you. I know the situation with surrogacy in Japan. In my opinion it shouldn’t be banned as it gives hope of parenthood for so many infertile couples! But the things are like they are. This is nice you chose Ukraine as destination. Friends of mine passed surrogacy there 2 yrs ago and were blessed with a lovely baby girl. We asked more how the process went for them there and realized there were super options at the clinic for our case. So we started research on ivf with donor egg there and soon found ourselves at the same biotex like them. We tried 2 shots with own egg home first but never got success. We put in yrs and huge money sums with no luck ever! That was frustrating to get to know we could save double price if went to biotex from the very begining!! This struggling is a huge investment always. We were lucky to get our baby after 2 shots with them. Then thought we wanted more kids. So currently are back to the process for a sibling with the same clinic. Wish me good luck.
Hi lovelies! Have found this recently on the internet. Thought it might be useful for those looking seriously onto surrogacy. Questions to ask your clinic~
How long has the program been in operation? Does the program maintain a referral listing of previous client couples? Does the program recruit its own surrogates? Through what means? Will they work with a surrogate recruited by the couple themselves? How are surrogates expenses handled? Is there a cap on these expenses? Does the program offer medical screening of the surrogate? To what extent? Who does the screening? Does medical screening include an AIDS test of surrogate and her partner? Is gestational surrogacy (also called surrogate IVF, host uterus) as well as traditional surrogacy available? What are the costs of surrogacy (traditional, gestational or donor)? What is the fee payment structure? What are the financial obligations incurred by the couple? What is the payment schedule? How long are the surrogate’s medical records kept? Does the program offer psychological screening and counseling to all parties? To what extent? Does the program offer on-site medical services (insemination or IVF) or do they work with local physicians and hospitals? How many babies have been born through the agency/clinic’s surrogacy programs? To what extent is contact between the surrogate and the couple encouraged? (By letter, meeting face-to-face, on-going?) Can the couple be present at the birth? What type of legal counsel is offered to the surrogate and the couple? Does this include the drawing up of contracts?
Which country is better to go? Recently Ukraine has become the best destination. This is 'cause of the surrogacy friendly law there. IP are considered to be the only legal parents of the baby from the moment of conception! The surro has no right to keep the baby after delivery. Then affordable prices. You might opt for 2 shots program for 39k euros. Or ‘‘guaranteed’’ 5 shots (unlimited number of attempts) for 49k euros. The clinic we’ve been with has its packages all inclusive. Meaning you’ll have all meds needed included into the package price. All legal support. Donor eggs (if needed) for no extra fee. Surro mother choice from their large database. You might also get ther special ‘‘guarantee’’. meaning you’re given 5 shots. if you fail to conceive within those 5 rounds, they’ll refund money back. (the point is that you’ll get a baby no matter how many attempts is needed for that). There are many repro centers in Ukraine. But I 'll definitely recommend Bio texcom. 'Cause I have personal experience with it. Attarctive sets of services. All inclusive plans. ‘‘Guaranteed’’ options. Large donor/surro database. 70% success rate. Legal support. The best experienced team. Affordable prices. How long it takes to find sm? - It depends on the package you sign up for. If it’s VIP it will take up to 3-4 wks to find the right surro for you. It won’t take you yrs. 'Cause a lot of women participate in the programs there. Some surros come back to the clinic for more programs.
Surrogacy legislation in both countries we were opting (Georgia and Ukraine) is quite favourable for IP. They have specific set of laws to protect IPs’ rights and the rights of SM. Intended mother provides medical certificate proving her disability to carry pregnancy on her own. Restrictions for SMs are also set by law: Age 18-39. Being absolutely healthy and having at least one healthy child.
What we liked is that SM has no right to change her mind and keep the baby after delivery. IPs are considered to be biological parents of the child. Birth certificate is issued with the names of IPs as parents, no name of SM mentioned. It was very important for us.
Then considering the contract conditions and fees. I found reproductive clinics’ directory on the web with their contact info and websites. Some websites provided service and price info, some didn’t, so I had to email them. The prices were different. The same were the conditions. When considering surrogacy fees, one should ask consultant if the price is final and what extra fees are, if any. Also the number of attempts they provide. Also if medications are covered by your contract. Some clinics assign lower price. But then it is actually doubled with costs of all medications needed. We decided to proceed with Ukrainian clinics, based on positive reviews and surrogacy experience in this country. Besides it was cheaper and quicker for us to travel to Ukraine.
I do not know if you will see this message or not, but I had to stop here and say that I have also signed a contract with a Ukrainian agency. I think that it is a bit new to the market compared to the competition. However somehow I think we did a right choice.
It’d be awesome to talk to you privately about this stuff. As I have only managed to find a few facebook groups that were closed and unwelcoming to the newbies.
What is your clinic? I am with WCOB, I do not know if you have heard of that yet.
I’m with BioTexCom, Kiev. Here’s the overall treatment plan with them to expect.~
The initial consultation is to be scheduled at least 1 week ahead and contains the following activities:
A set of tests depending on the program (fasting is mandatory).
Consultation with a fertility specialist who will be in charge of your program (in case of stimulation you will need to have the transvaginal ultrasound check done).
Consultation with a manager who will guide you through the program step by step.
Signing of contracts.
First payment (if you are taking medications for stimulation from the clinic, the medications are to be paid in cash on the day of consultation).
Before any initial consultation you will receive the Guidelines for the Initial Consultation – failure to follow these recommendations may affect the initial consultation in a negative way.
After you sign contracts and make the first payment, the medical team starts the selection process that includes:
Initial pre-selection by the local coordinator.
Consultation of the fertility specialist in Bio texcom in Kiev.
Consultation of a psychologist.
Legal consultation and verification of documents.
screening for possible addictions (urine and blood tests).
This check-up process, including all necessary tests and exams, takes about 1 month.
The cycle of egg donor or the biological mother is synchronised with the cycle of a surrogate mother. According to your contract you have to follow all doctors instruction. In case of self-treatment or violation of the treatment protocol, the clinic may cancel the cycle and terminate the contract.
The date of the pick up is scheduled by the doctor in charge of the program.
The Intended Parents are informed about it beforehand (at least 5 days before).
If the Intended Parents wish to use previously frozen sperm sample for fertilisation they shall notify the program coordinator about that by email no later than 24 hours before the procedure
If it is the second/further attempt and more than 2.5 months has passed since your last blood test in the clinic, please be ready to have your blood test repeated, and that means fasting in the morning
In case the biological mother undergoes hormonal stimulation and is being prepared for egg retrieval, the second visit may take up to 10 days.
If we are talking about surrogacy using own eggs it is not recommended to leave the same day. Flying the following day is fine.
The rules for sperm donation are similar as for the initial consultation – a man needs to abstain from ejaculation from 3 to 5 days before.
The second payment (according to your contract) is to be made on this day if in cash, prior to this day if by the bank transfer.
After fertilisation the embryo development is monitored by our embryology unit.
The embryo transfer takes place on the 5th day as we are transferring the blastocysts.
You will receive the protocol of embryo cultivation and transfer within 3 working days after the embryo transfer.The HCG test takes place 2 weeks after the embryo transfer. The surrogate mother has her test in Bio texcom. The results of the test are known the day after the test.
The first ultrasound scan is carried out in 2 weeks after the positive HCG test by the doctor in charge of the program. The report will be send the same or the next day after the check.
What you can expect during pregnancy monitorying:
Monthly ultrasound checks from the 12th week of pregnancy. Reports along with video and/or pictures will be send the same or the next day. For trisomy screenings, results will be send within 5 working days.
Trisomy 13, 18, 21 – on the 12th week of pregnancy
Trisomy 18, 21 – on the 16th week of pregnancy
If you will be present during the delivery (only available in the VIP Surrogacy package) you need to come prior to delivery to undergo the medical tests. You will be informed about right time to come by your program coordinator.
When your surrogate mother is going for planned hospitalisation your program coordinator will let you know. This may give you the idea of what is the best time to come.
As a rule if the delivery is in a natural way the baby will be discharged in 3-4 days from the maternity house. In case of twins or c-section it might take up to 7 days for the babies to stay in the maternity house. In case of premature birth or any complications, the baby(s) obviously stay in the hospital for a longer period.
If your contract is Standard – you will be visiting the baby during the daytime. If your contract is VIP Surrogacy – you will be staying in the hospital with a baby in a separate room.
In order to obtain the birth certificate you will need to have your marriage certificate apostilled in the country that issued that marriage certificate. For countries that are not participants of the Hague Convention, abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille convention) – the marriage certificate should be legalised. Apostille is not the same as legalisation. You may click the following link in order to check if your country is the participant of the Hague Convention** **https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostille_Convention
If the name on your marriage certificate differs in any way from the name on your passport (e.g. there is a middle name on one or not the other, or surnames differ) – you need to obtain an official intermediate document confirming your identity. Failure to provide such document may cause your process delay. Your program coordinator will advise you with all such issues.
In order to obtain the birth certificate both intended parents need to be present in the country
The birth certificate will be submitted for apostillation, translation and notarisation.
After the birth certificate is obtained the embassy process starts
The clinic provides you full documentary support of the exit process
The embassy process differs for every country, so the waiting time is different for every particular case
Some of the Embassies will require additional DNA test performed on their premises – this additional DNA test is not covered by the clinic
It is recommend that you agree all of your actions associated with the exit process with your program coordinator.
Hi, we also chose Ukraine for our surrogacy journey. I am completely satisfied with the services of our clinic, Adonis. And we got success, the surrogacy helped us to become parents of our little Tommy. And what clinic did you use? We also were searching a lot of time, there are so many clinics.
Hey there. We had been trying for 5 years unsuccessfully. And I felt like had tried pretty much everything out there. We did do 4 rounds of IUI which were unsuccessful and did 2 failed rounds of IVF. We decided to do IUI’s first because we wanted to eliminate all possibilities and work our way up to doing IVF if we had to. In my personal experience if you can’t seem to get pregnant with your first round of IVF there is absolutely no reason to try IUI.
IUI is such a crap shoot of a method. They are just squirting semen into your uterus. Hoping something takes. We just thought it ended up being a big waste of time/money. Plus clomid, personally made me bat shit crazy, I hated that stuff. That being said the IUI rounds are significantly cheaper to do than IVF. If it’s for financial reasons you are considering trying IUI, sure go for it. But if where ever you are the three IUI’s are close to the same price as an IVF round I say forget about it and just go straight for IVF. Just a thought for today. Sending positive vibes your way, ladies.