Thanks to lenient legislation and low tariffs, Ukraine has become the most popular destination for couples seeking to start their own families through surrogacy.
Apart from the beauty and tranquility, they will receive in Kyiv, there is a myriad of other reasons why couples should consider Ukraine as their ultimate surrogacy destination. They include:
One of the reasons why Ukraine should be at the helm of your list when choosing surrogacy destinations is because this assisted reproduction method is explicitly protected by law.
The law stipulates that a couple can undergo surrogacy in this country in case of:
Absence of the womb, whether acquired or inborn
Synch of the womb cavity
Severe somatic diseases which make it impossible for the intended mother to carry a healthy pregnancy to term
Deformation of the cavity or cervix uteri which makes pregnancy and delivery impossible
Multiple IVF failures
Before the surrogacy process begins, the intended parents are required to submit medical reports, which should contain the official letterheads of issuing medical facilities and a signature from the doctor.
The law also requires the surrogate mother and the spouse who will donate the genetic material to undergo a series of tests to prove eligibility of participation in the program.
For couples to undergo surrogacy, they must be officially married. They should, therefore, present a certificate of marriage. In case of foreign intended parents should provide an original copy of marriage certificate with Apostille, or a notarized copy of the marriage certificate that has been previously apostilled.
When you choose Ukraine as your surrogacy destination, you can rest assured that you will undergo the smoothest bureaucracy process you can find. This is because the law recognizes the intended parents as the biological parents of the baby; thus, the birth certificate of the baby bear their names. Therefore, it's nearly impossible for the surrogate mother to lodge a legal complaint fighting for the custody of the child.
Surrogacy in Ukraine is affordable
Compared to other surrogacy destinations across Europe and in other parts of the world, surrogacy in Ukraine is relatively cheap.
Based on the surrogacy agency you choose, you will pay about EUR 20,000 as gestational surrogate fees. This will cover routine reimbursements, allowances, and compensation.
For embryo transfer, expect to pay around EUR 8,000. This will cover medical procedures for the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
For medical services that involve pregnancy care and clinical costs, expect to pay around EUR 6,000.
Since you will need legal support and supervision throughout the surrogacy process, expect to pay around EUR 5,000 as legal fees. This will cover contracts and agreements, establishing parental rights, forms, and other legal applications that may be required.
You will then pay around EUR 3,000 as agency fees, which will cover translation of documents, coordination and supervision, tests, and counseling.
In total, you need to budget EUR 40,000-EUR 60,000 for this program before traveling to Ukraine. Remember, the amount of money you pay will depend on the agency you choose to work with and your individual situation.
Peaceful and exciting environment
Thanks to its convenient geographical position and political climate, Ukraine is, without a doubt, one of the best places to visit.
If you come from Asia, America, or the European Union, you will not need a Visa to get to Ukraine. But even if you don’t come from these countries, obtaining a Visa to aid your travel will not be a vicious cycle.
The standards of living in this country are high enough; thus, the surrogate mother and intended parents are assured of a peaceful and tranquil environment to live in throughout the pregnancy period.
Also, there are lots of things to do in Ukraine as you wait to welcome a new member to your family. Ukraine is home to deep lakes and forests, and huge green fields. There are 20 natural reserves that are habitat to hundreds of Ukrainian wonders.
In case you want to take your spouse to a destination where you will sunbathe you plan how you will welcome your baby, visiting the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea will work best for you.
There are tons of other places in Ukraine that provides visitors with unprecedented purity of nature. You will also experience the groovy ancient architecture and learn the culture of the Ukrainian people, therefore converting your surrogacy journey into a fun-filled experience.
In Ukraine, the child belongs to the intended parents from the time of conception. Therefore, you will not need to fight court battles to obtain parental rights or adopt your baby. This is common in some surrogacy destinations in Europe and the United States.
In the child's birth certificate, the name of the surrogate mother will not be mentioned. This document will contain the names of the intended parents, which simply means that there is no legal bond between the child and the surrogate mother.
With the above reasons, there is no reason why you should not choose Ukraine as your ultimate surrogacy destination.
However, you need to remember that you will not get the best out of the process if you don’t hire a professional surrogacy agency. Thankfully, we recognize how essential this process is to you; thus, the Ukrainian Institute of Surrogacy is committed to protecting your financial and emotional investments.
We are with you in every process of the way and ensure you are given nothing but the best. We help you choose a surrogate mother who is physically and psychologically healthy, has at least one child of her own and meets all the requirements of the law. Also, we help find an egg donor who will surpass your expectations.
During your individual consultation, we shall give you a comprehensive price schedule, which provides details of the costs of the entire process. When you choose to work with us, you will not only get the most affordable deals, but you will also be assured of a seamless process that will convert your dream of having a baby of your child into a reality. Get in touch with us now!