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Surrogacy can be a wonderful option for couples who can’t have children. However, there are individuals who believe that surrogacy is unethical and exploits women.
One of the reasons Delivering Dreams only works in Ukraine is the high level of regulation for intended parents, surrogates, and donors, thus preventing many issues of concern.
In addition, we at Delivering Dreams have put in place protections for intended parents and surrogates.
These are some of the concerns raised by those who object to surrogacy, counter-arguments and how Ukraine and Delivering Dreams does all it can to eliminate these worries.
Risks and Concerns
Protecting the human rights of surrogates. The counter-argument is that each human being is allowed to choose what they do in life and with their bodies. The essential thing for Delivering Dreams is that the surrogate completely understands what she is doing and what her obligations and responsibilities are.
Poor women being exploited. In many countries, surrogates are illiterate and uneducated. Ukraine has an extremely high level of education. Our surrogates are not in poverty. We make sure that all our surrogates have good living conditions and a healthy and supportive environment. Most often, women who are poor do not have the healthy diet and habits that middle-class women will have. They would not be acceptable candidates for our program.
Unreliable and/or incomplete information about the surrogacy process, for the surrogate or intended parents and their responsibilities and rights. We will introduce you to independent lawyers specializing in surrogacy to give you confidence.
Reliable and quality medical care. With over 20 years’ experience, a great track record and high success rate, reliable and very high-quality health care are essential.
Lack of physiological support. We see this as a vital part of a healthy pregnancy for your surrogate and a healthy surrogacy journey for you as intended parents. Both you and your surrogate will get support throughout the process.
Provision of safe and comfortable living arrangements of their choosing. We believe allowing our surrogates to live in their familiar and comfortable homes prevents stress and provides stability for your surrogate. From month 7, we will move her to a very comfortable apartment near our facility, so she can be under constant medical observation. Her family and friends are welcome to visit and spend time.
Contracts in languages they do not speak or read. All our contracts between surrogates and intended parents are side-by-side Ukrainian and English. We recommend a lawyer or translator check this for you to make sure it is accurately represented in English.
Forcing a woman who does not want to be a surrogate into surrogacy. This is just not possible in Ukraine. There are too many checks by the government to allow surrogates into the program and our process to be sure they are 100% committed and looking forward to the process of nurturing your child for 9 months in a healthy and happy environment.
Making it difficult for a surrogate to give informed consent. They speak the language and always have access to independent lawyers.
Medically unnecessary cesarean sections for the convenience of intended parents and to increase the speed and volume of births. This is outright illegal and unethical. The medical facilities and practices are inspected, and this would not pass.
Lack of recourse when problems arise. This can be an issue for intended parents as the contracts are read and enforced under Ukrainian law. This is why Delivering Dreams, as an American company, contracts with the intended parents under US law. This provides recourse in a viable jurisdiction. The surrogate contract is still under Ukrainian law. This is a significant reason behind our guaranteed not-to-exceed pricing.
Lack of additional medical advice. At Delivering Dreams, we involve your IVF clinic and/or doctors in your home country as much as you would like. If there are questions we will be right on them. With us, you also have the right to change physicians if there are concerns.
Lack of information or misinformation throughout the process. Make sure you know what information you will receive throughout the process, how often and in what form. You don’t want to receive documents in Ukrainian! Also, test your agency’s responsiveness. If they are unresponsive before you start the process, they probably won’t be very responsive once you have signed.
Not being able to get your child out of the birth country, or into your home country. Not all agencies provide the documentation and do the work necessary to get your child’s US passport or documents required by other countries. Be sure to check on this before signing.
Fraud: unfortunately, there are many kinds. Please refer to Chapter 11 on Avoiding Fraud.
Intended parents and surrogates have a right to know about all possible challenges and options available to them, as well as risks to future children, so they can participate in arrangements that minimize harm.
In these ways, Delivering Dreams and the laws of Ukraine work to mitigate these risks as much as possible.
The children born through egg donation and surrogacy are most always beloved, prized, and cherished and enveloped in love. These children are more than likely to grow up healthy, both physically and psychologically. They will have the support from their parent they need to thrive.
If you are not convinced, here are the results of a clinical study* that revisited the same children born through surrogacy in the UK from the age of one to ten years of age and compared them to children born through traditional conception.
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is an American actress and producer. One of the world's highest paid actors since 2017, she has made multiple appearances on the Forbes’ year-end lists. Her accolades include a Screen Actors Guild Award and a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. You might know her from Grey's Anatomy.
The Tonight's Show, television host, Jimmy Fallon's surrogacy journey is no secret as he and his wife have been quite open about their fertility problems.
When they first brought their little daughter into this world, Jimmy and his wife, Nancy Juvonen Fallon, disclosed what a difficult ride it had been. “It’s hard if you can’t have children,” Fallon said. “We struggled for a good five years trying to have a kid.” Fallon revealed this piece of news two weeks after the birth of his daughter, Winnie Rose, who had arrived in this world with the help of IVF and surrogacy.
Enrique Martín Morales, better known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor, author, record producer and humanitarian who is known as the "King of Latin Pop" and the "Latin Music King". Ricky married his spouse Jwan Yosef, a Swedish painter and artist in 2017.
The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer and his husband, Jwan Yosef, are parents to twin boys Valentino and Matteo, 12, daughter Lucia, who turns 2 next month, and son Renn, 1, who were all born via surrogate.
Ricky Martin has opened up about how his sexuality impacted his quest to become a father. He welcomed his twins as a single father. Regardless of his sexual orientation, Martin’s means of becoming a father is worthy of discussion. His decision to have a child via gestational surrogacy, which means donor eggs are fertilized in vitro and then implanted in the womb of a woman. The child is later given to the legal parent.
In a new interview with a magazine, the singer reflected on his years-long dream of becoming a father, as well as his fears that he wouldn’t be able to become a parent as a gay man.
“Many years I dreamt of being a father, and many, many, many times I went through this grieving process of I am gay, I am a closeted gay man, and I’m not going to be able to be a daddy,” he said. But luckily, Ricky Martin is a father of four and looks forward to welcoming more.
Surrogacy is a choice that you can have if you want kids. Kids are happiness and everyone deserves happiness.
Nicole Kidman’s IVF journey has been a difficult path as she struggled with infertility over several years and is known to have experienced a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy. She also faced many difficulties in her IVF treatment, before being able to conceive.
Despite her difficult journey, Nicole Kidman is a mother to four children, a son and a daughter who are adopted, a daughter that she gave birth to, and a daughter born via surrogacy. She had the biological daughters with her husband, Keith Urban, whom she married in 2006.
You must have come across the name Kadarshian on the internet or perhaps on the tabloids, they're quite everywhere. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the infamous rapper turned to surrogacy to have their third child.
"I had something called placenta acreeta where the placenta grows inside your uterus," she went on to tell, "It's honestly what people would die from in childbirth, so you have to get the placenta out within a certain amount of time and you just can internally bleed. So, there's no choice — this is so graphic and gross — but he had to literally cut the placenta off with his hands, with his fingernails, inside of you. And it left a hole in my uterus, and so that muscle doesn't grow back. So I could not get pregnant with Saint."
Many couples are putting off their dreams of having children through Ukrainian surrogacy and IVF because of the Covid pandemic. Concerns about closing borders, long quarantines, exit scares and interruptions to the surrogacy processes have caused many intended parents to put their Ukrainian surrogacy journeys on hold.
Covid is not affecting Ukrainian surrogacy. The Corona Virus is not affecting Ukrainian surrogacy. Now is a great time to start.
The most widely recognized explanation individuals decide to have a surrogacy is that pregnancy isn't possible. There are a few reasons why an individual can't get pregnant, which include:
When I started telling people I was having a baby with a gestational surrogate, the responses ranged from awkwardly supportive to just awkward. A woman at a party congratulated me, praised me for being so clever, so ahead of the times. “Ugh, you’re brilliant,” she told me. I’d have someone else do the dirty work of motherhood for me. Genius.