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Thursday, 27 January 2022 01:12

With Russian Troops on The Ukrainian Border, Is Ukrainian Surrogacy Safe?

How One International Surrogacy Agency Is Ensuring Ukrainian Surrogacy is Safe, and Remains So

News over the last weeks has been full of concern and speculation over why the Russians have amassed some 100,000 to 150,000 troops on the border with Ukraine. While the purpose of these troops is not clear, speculation has ranged from using this show of force to gain concessions from NATO to an all-out invasion of Ukraine.

While it might seem like an uncertain time to begin your journey and start a family through Ukrainian surrogacy, one international surrogacy agency in Ukraine has ensured that all will be well.

With Russian Troops on The Ukrainian Border, Is Ukrainian Surrogacy Safe?

Why Ukraine is an attractive destination for surrogacy

Driven by substantially lower costs due to the difference in economies, strong legal protections for biological parents, and some of the finest world class medical facilities and professionals; Ukraine has become a hot spot for surrogacy.

The cost of surrogacy is a fraction of that in the US, and guaranteed live birth programs with unlimited transfers and IVF cycles are available to ensure success.

Surrogacy agencies and clinics working with surrogacy in Ukraine differ substantially. Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency based in New Jersey, USA, Kyiv and Lviv, Ukraine stands apart as a nontraditional agency offering American financial and legal security and standards at Ukrainian prices. It protects biological parents without any conflict of interest.

How Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency ensures surrogacy in Ukraine is safe now, and will be, no matter what Russian does

Delivering Dreams will be holding an information session on this topic Monday January 31 at 7pm Ukrainian time, 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time. To attend, please click here.


  • Independent agency not tied to any clinic or location

Most agencies are owned by clinics. They can only work with that one clinic. This limits them to one physical location. Delivering Dreams works with a multiple select medical facilities, clinics and maternity hospitals throughout Ukraine.

  • Easy relocation of surrogates and medical treatments within Ukraine

Because of the agency’s unique independence, there is no commitment or attachment to any clinic. The goal is always the health and welfare of the surrogates and the children they carry. If there was to be some additional conflict with Russia, Delivering Dreams founder Susan Kibler states. “We would immediately move surrogates to an area of safety under the care of another of our certified medical facilities to ensure their safety and the safety of the biological parents’ children.”

Quality of life and mental state is so important for surrogates during pregnancy to ensure a healthy child, as is moral support and personal assistance when they are tired. When a surrogate moves, that support moves with them so as to minimize any trauma of moving. Usually, that means their family accompanies them. This would be the case should a surrogate need to move to another city and clinic.

This also applies to the relocation of your biological material: sperm, embryos or eggs that are cryopreserved. Many couples ship material to Ukraine so that they don’t have to take the time off from work or face Covid restrictions for traveling. This can also speed up the surrogacy process. Delivering Dreams facilitates shipping from all over the world making this an easy process.

  • Financial and legal security for biological parents - no matter what

With Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency major surrogacy expenses are capped.  If they exceed what is in the contract, the agency pays the difference. Therefore, couples are shielded from any additional costs associated with the surrogate pregnancy. There is no additional cost if surrogates need to change doctors, clinics, or even cities for safety.

With contracts in English under US law, couples working with the agency have a secure legal jurisdiction.

Independence brings another advantage. Since Delivering Dreams is not owned by any medical facility, the agency only works for the good of biological parents, their surrogates and children. Safety is the highest concern over all else.

Ukrainian Surrogacy Safe

  • Active in Ukraine since early 90’s = experience and problem solving

With American leadership, Delivering Dreams understands requirements towards the quality of care and security for couples’ surrogates and biological children.

Founder Susan Kibler is not at all new to Ukraine. She has worked in Ukraine since the early 90’s. Delivering Dreams has been creating families for couples internationally through two revolutions, one change of government and Covid. This deep on the ground experience helps get things done right on time and mitigate risks.

  • Extensive clinic screening and approval process with annual reevaluations

Not just any facilities approved. The medical clinics and maternity hospitals must meet international standards for medical care, equipment, technology, biomaterial handling and facilities. They must meet all ethical and procedural requirements of the best medical facilities in the world. Doctors, embryologists, and fertility specialists must also be premier in their field.

Even after such a rigorous process, Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency oversees every appointment and visit for surrogates and donors — from day one through all stages of testing till the birth of the child. Only in this way, there is always objective oversight as if the biological parents were actually there. Daily monitoring of surrogates ensures that any potential concerns are addressed early and successfully. 

  • Closely connected with local and international organizations and governments

No matter what happens, close relationships with international organizations and governments and those structures in Ukraine are essential to understand and judge an evolving situation. It allows a more profound knowledge of the situation and the best ways to respond.

As of writing the Canadian Embassy in Kyiv and emergency services have assured that no citizens would be abandoned without the help they need. Currently they are operating at full capacity. They have expedited some of their processing so it will take even less time for your exit procedures home.  

Even given an absolute worst-case scenario, the Embassy promised that “necessary services would be provided by a Canadian Embassy in another country.” The US Embassy in Kyiv stressed that they “had no crystal ball and could not predict what actions would be taken.” However, they too assured all citizens that they would never be abandoned without their assistance.

  • Surrogates and donors are not from dangerous areas

No surrogates or donors for surrogacy programs have ever come from any of the contested/occupied areas such as Lugansk and Donetsk. This is also true of Crimea. They must have a safe and stress-free living environment, which is undoubtedly not possible near any area of conflict.

  • Preemptive contingency planning

With experience, independence, smart pre-planning, and flexibility Delivering Dreams ensures that surrogacy in the Ukraine is a safe and successful opportunity for couples that cannot carry a child.

  • What is it like in Ukraine now?

Meanwhile, life throughout the country goes on as if nothing at all is different. Restaurants, cafes and coffee houses are open. Ice skating is popular on the weekends. The mood on the street is normal and unphased. There is no panic or concern. Everyone is going about their lives as always.

“I have already booked flights and am greatly looking forward to my trip.” Says Kibler. She is confident in her safety and the safety of all Delivering Dreams’ surrogates, biological parents, children and can’t wait to meet them in person and share their joy.

As of publishing, the situation is quite fluid. Delivering Dreams will be holding an information session on this topic Monday January 31 at 7 pm Ukrainian time, 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. To attend, please click here INFORMATION SESSION.

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We have been very satisfied, I have been comfortable at the clinic and with my doctor. I was heard. I could ask any questions. I like you have hu-mor, despite the circumstances. Great clinic. Your service has been very good. You have been a huge support and very spacious. You have been available 24 hours a day. You have the answer to all the questions we have been asked. You have accommodated our nervousness, you have rejoiced with us, you have been there throughout. I could not have wished ...
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A and S
The communication with surrogate is easy and better than what we expected. The updates are provided as scheduled with occasional surprises
The support was great. It was easy on us that the coordination was done by the delivering dreams team while being completely transparent with us on the progress. The communication with the delivering dreams team was always fast, responsive, and easy.
E and K
Thank you kate. You have been great today and all the other days ❤ you are a great team. We are very satisfied and happy for your help.
We were confident before in our choice, but this experience has confirmed beyond any doubt that we choose the best agency.
I loved working with Susan and her team and highly recommend them to anyone considering her services. She's is great at every aspect of a process and knows how to handle delicate matters.
Diana Lyakhovetska
Susan truly understands the needs of parents using surrogacy, and offers comprehensive emotional support to parents as they experience the journey!
Christine Hughes Pontier
The team at Delivering Dreams is amazing! Their attention to detail and ability to put your mind at ease while growing your family is like none other. They handled everything for us, and I never once doubted they would help us accomplish our dreams.
Margaret Jones
I’ve known Susan for several years now, and I’ve always been impressed by her attention to her clients’ needs. I’ve known her to work ardently and diligently to solve whatever challenges, no matter how unique, that prevent her clients from completing their families. She is a problem-solver, and she earnestly believes in providing the best options and in making surrogacy opportunities realities: this is not merely a business for Susan. She will help customize the process for your needs and to ...
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Mary Woods
Susan has a keen sense of business and goes to the max to solve her clients’ problems. She is super knowledgeable on business, laws and how things work in surrogacy in general, and specifically on Ukrainian surrogacy. She is an advocate for transparency in a market that’s often opaque and full of hidden risks. I really enjoyed working with Susan. She really pays attention to detail and was always looking out for my best interest above all. Highly recommend!
Laurie Tham
Delivering Dreams goes above and beyond what other surrogacy agencies offer. After speaking with Susan, I see how they anticipate every part of the process, down to details that I had never even considered. I didn’t know what I didn’t know! Surrogacy can be really complicated and confusing. What an amazing sense of relief to have a company so dedicated to managing the WHOLE process and taking away as much of the stress as possible.
Kate Varness
I have gotten to know Susan through a group where we are members. I have found her to be a genuine and caring person. Her consideration for others and love of her work with Ukrainian surrogates and parents-to-be are evident in all her decision making. She is passionate about being a force for the greater good and helping where she can. I have been amazed at the way she is able to smoothly navigate the complicated maze of requirements in the surrogacy process. I am happy to give her my highest...
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Rose Anne Barbour Huck
Susan Kibler is kind.  She clearly loves those she works with and loves what she does.  Susan listens deeply and compassionately and can make you laugh all in the space of one conversation.  She is wonderful!  If you are feeling worried, she'll hear you.  If you have questions, she will find answers for you. If you need help, she does her very best to support you.  I feel so fortunate to have found her and imagine you will too.
Frances Russell
Susan has the ability to really connect on a personal level quickly.  I have found her easy to talk to and have been so grateful for her guidance.  She is one of those people who offers so much to her clients.  She sees the big picture and has a heart for the most intimate concerns.  She is highly skilled and able to manage what can certainly be challenging and uncomfortable experiences, making them feel easier.  She will take charge at the perfect times and guide you when you really need her...
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Susan Seare
The international surrogacy world is complicated. Susan Kibler knows its ins-and-outs. She knows the people and outfits you can trust and the ones to avoid. She insists on the best for her clients and handles the details so they don't have to worry about them. If you want to take the international surrogacy journey, you can trust Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency to guide you on that path.
Nancy Linnerooth
My friend and I had a positive experience working with Susan. Susan is always super responsive and caring. She is very professional, helpful and reliable. My friend has soo much troubles trying having a baby for many years. My friend and her husband were about to give up their dream of having a baby. Susan Kersch Kibler found the way to help. She has unlimited energy, attentive to detail and super efficient. Great to work with!
Polina Clend
Susan is passionate about helping people become families. She is a trustworthy confidant to have on your side.
Kristen Ancker
Our experience with Delivering Dreams has been overwhelmingly positive. The team seems to be genuinely dedicated to helping us to realize our dream of having a child. The constant communication leading up to the trip and the numerous touch points made us feel comforted in what has been a very challenging and uncomfortable situation. We always had streamlined communication through the group chat and was frequently checked on during our stay.

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.