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Traditional surrogacy vs gestational surrogacy. Cost of gestational surrogacy

Traditional vs gestational surrogacy Traditional vs gestational surrogacy How much does a gestational surrogacy cost

Surrogacy is when a woman, known as a surrogate / surrogate mother / carrier, agrees to carry and birth a child for another person or family with the help of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Either the biological material of both parents (sperm and egg) are fertilized in a lab, then implanted into the uterus of the surrogate. A donor egg or sperm donor may also be used.

For Ukrainian surrogacy, the child must be related to either or both of the intended parents and have no genetic link to the surrogate. Therefor it is impossible to do surrogacy with both donor sperm and eggs.

At Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy we guide couples from all around the world grow their families through gestational surrogacy in Ukraine.

What is traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy

Types of SurrogacyThere are different types of surrogacy: Traditional vs Gestational Surrogacy

Traditional Surrogacy

The surrogate mother’s eggs are fertilized with sperm from an intended father. With traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is the biological mother of the child. This was, for many years, the norm. Remember, surrogacy goes back to the 50’s in the US. Today it is not as common as gestational surrogacy.

Gestational Surrogacy

A gestational surrogate carries an embryo created from the intended parents. A gestational surrogate is not genetically related to the fetus in any way. The intended parents may contribute both sperm and eggs, or they may use a third-party egg or sperm donor unrelated to the gestational surrogate.

Traditional Surrogacy vs Gestational Surrogacy

If you wish to use your own existing embryos, or create embryos using your own biological material - sperm and egg, you can only use gestational surrogacy.

If you are using a donor, the characteristics of a donor and surrogate are different. For the donor, whether it is an egg donor or sperm donor, the future parents will want genetic qualities. You may want a specific hair color, eye color, hight and look. For donors, the most important think is their ability to create healthy eggs or sperm.

For a gestational surrogate, since their genetic material is not used and there is no genetic link between the surrogate and your child, you do not have to find someone who has specific genetic characteristics. Instead, you are looking for someone who will be the perfect carrier for your child. She should be extremely healthy and have had one or more successful healthy pregnancies with children born by natural childbirth. We look for a healthy and supportive living environment and women who are responsible, calm, nurturing, and have a positive outlook.

Not having a genetic connection to the child encourages a sense that a gestational carrier is more of an extreme babysitter than “mother”. There is less of an emotional connection.

Surrogacy in Ukraine: Gestational surrogacy is the only form of surrogacy legal in Ukraine. In addition, as mentioned above, one of the intended parents must be genetically linked to the child. It is not important if it is the intended mother or father.

They may use a donor for either eggs or sperm, but not both. These options are available:

  • Surrogacy with both the intended mother’s eggs and the intended father’s sperm
  • Surrogacy with the intended father's sperm and a donor’s egg.
  • Surrogacy with the intended mother's egg and donor’s sperm.
  • PGD and gender selection is available for all these programs.
  • Embryo adoption is available to single women and lesbian couples. All other programs are sadly only available to traditional married couples.

Gestational surrogacy success rates depend on the quality of the egg and sperm. Donor egg programs are usually more successful than programs using your own biological material. Doing PGD (NGS) 24 Preimplantation Genetic Testing will also increase the rates or successful implantation and live birth by 18% and higher. Our success rates vary from 68% to 86%. Starting the process we show your test results to our doctors and fertility specialists to give you an estimate of your personal success rate.

How much does gestational surrogacy cost

How much is gestational surrogacy? This depends on where you do it. Surrogacy is legal in only a few countries. In the US, it can cost as much as $200,000. In Ukraine gestational surrogacy costs with an all-inclusive program about $40,000 and higher. The gestational surrogacy cost is dependent on if you use a donor, PGD testing, and the cost of exit procedures for your country mostly. At Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency our programs include your up front documentation all they way through what you need to get home.

Gestational surrogacy agencies

Gestational surrogacy Agencies differ greatly in Ukraine. It is essential to make sure you have the very best surrogate. This means good compensation to attract the best, amazing medical screening, and constant monitoring throughout the pregnancy. When you look at gestational surrogacy cost, it pays to have the best to ensure your child is healthy and carried to term safely. At Delivering Dreams we ensure all this is done and more to make sure you have the very best conditions for success.

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I am very pleased to meet such beautiful and kind people Hello everyone, I'm Myroslava and I'm going through my SM program at the Delivering Dreams agency. I want to express a big thank you to the girls who cooperate with me, who worry about my condition, who are always in touch, and who always support me - Omelchuk Lyubov and Anna Levchenko. I've already been to a program and therefore I have something to compare it with, this agency and the staff are at the highest level. And also the doct...
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DD is outstanding We have just returned home to California with our beautiful daughter who was born in Lviv. The Delivering Dreams team made our trip so easy and straightforward. From our arrival to Ukraine to our departure, they had everything covered. The constant communication from the team is amazing. All of our paperwork for the embassy was properly prepared and organized. I cannot recommend them enough, we are even thinking about having another baby with DD!
Andrey Frenkel
Thank you very much Dear Oksana, Thank you very much for the great news. We still can't believe it and are totally speechless. The work you do under these difficult conditions cannot be put into words. Thank you very much for that. Liebe Oksana, vielen Dank für die super schöne Neuigkeit. Wir können es noch gar nicht glauben und sind total sprachlos. Was Ihr für eine Arbeit leistet, unter den schweren Bedingungen,  kann man nicht in Worte fassen. Vielen herzlichen Dank dafür.
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Very friendly, pleasant team I am very grateful to the international surrogacy agency Delivering Dreams for such a short period of experience that dispelled all doubts and the remains of incomprehensible questions that were before and during this program, but I had a wonderful curator Lyuba who did not leave me for a second even on distances?❤️ This is how experienced, pleasant, kind woman you want to go to the program at least immediately after finishing the first one! Very friendly, pleasa...
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Under Ukrainian law, surrogacy is a legal affordable option for traditionally married couples to have children using their own embryos, or with either an egg or sperm donor. There must be a medical reason you can’t carry a child. You are also able to participate if you have had 4 unsuccessful IVF attempts.


Under Ukrainian law, surrogacy is a legal affordable option for traditionally married couples to have children using their own embryos, or with either an egg or sperm donor. There must be a medical reason you can’t carry a child. You are also able to participate if you have had 4 unsuccessful IVF attempts.