In spite of differences of opinion, today's technology is not standing still, it is actively developing. Every year there are brand-new possibilities for solving infertility problems, and surrogacy is no exception. Thanks to ART, a healthy child can be born by a couple even with such a serious diagnosis. Today we want to talk to you about the advantages and disadvantages of this programme.
Firstly, the legal and regulatory framework regulates surrogacy in Ukraine. Key terms of the programme are stated in the Constitution, Civil Code, Family Code, Order of the MHC of Ukraine No. 787 of 09.09.2013, Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 1074 of 29.12.1995, and other enactments. This allows you to act within the law and rely on the protection of your rights and interests.
Secondly, when a child is born, the people who donated their biological material for insemination are considered as official parents, not the surrogate. They do not need to formalise the adoption procedure, obtain permission from the authorities, go to court, and so on. They just need to submit an agreement, copies of passports and a certificate of a genetic relationship, and then go to the country's embassy to obtain a visa.
Thirdly, it is worth mentioning the high level of medical services in Ukraine. The country is on the stage of development and pays a lot of attention to reproductive medicine. Our surrogacy agency has a solid reputation in the medical market. Our agency is conveniently located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, and guarantees high service and tailored approach to each client.
Fourthly, prospective parents receive support at all stages of the programme. The clinic employs professionals: fertility specialists, obstetricians, lawyers, etc., who can provide consultations and answer all questions. A personal manager works with each couple, so you can relax and enjoy the marvelous moment of waiting for your baby.
Fifthly, Ukraine offers an affordable pricing policy for surrogacy. The ultimate cost of the programme here is up to $50,000 (the average is $35,000). For example, let's look at prices in other countries: USA - $150,000, Mexico - $80,000, Columbia - $60,000, Georgia - $60,000, Russia - $50,000. This includes one-time remuneration, expenses for tests, medical support, IVF protocol, delivery, maintenance of a pregnant woman, lawyer's services, etc.
Ultimately, it is worth mentioning that surrogacy clinic clients can receive the result as soon as possible. Unlike the adoption process (which in Europe can last up to 3-4 years), our programme lasts only 12-15 months, of which: 2 months for the preparatory phase, 9 months for the gestation period and 2 months for the paperwork.
The major disadvantage of the surrogacy programme is the separation of the child from the woman who has carried and born the baby. They claim that it may lead to severe psychological trauma. Surrogate motherhood in the XXI century is regarded in some countries as exploitation of human beings and child trafficking. This is even in spite of the fact that the parties voluntarily give their consent to participate and receive the benefit (childless couples gain hope to become parents, surrogate mothers purposefully improve their financial status). There is also a belief that the programme harms the health of the biological mother (during hormonal stimulation, when the doctor needs to obtain several mature eggs simultaneously) or that the child may inherit someone else's genes.
All of the claims we have named can rather be classified as myths. They concern social opinion and arise from a misunderstanding of the subject. People who have faced the problem of infertility, underwent treatment, tried IVF protocol, but did not get results, understand that a child is not a commodity, but a fruit of love. They resort to the option in the hope of feeling the happiness of motherhood and fatherhood.
If you require a surrogate mother, you can always turn to our agency. Here you will take part in the programme on the most convenient conditions, receive guarantees and save your energy, time and money. Besides basic activities, we can also provide a number of additional services: IVF, donation of biomaterial (egg or sperm), the possibility to choose the gender of your child and so on. If you have any questions, we are glad to answer them!