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All agencies should allow you to choose your surrogate. Once the surrogates are fully screened, you are often given a few that meet your goals. Think ahead if there are any specific criteria you want in your surrogate. If you wish to have twins, for example, this should be taken into consideration before presenting you with candidates. Another important consideration is the level of contact you wish to have with your surrogate at all stages.
Most surrogates and agencies allow the intended parents to be in the room at the time of the birth. It is the moment they have been waiting for! If there are twins, a C-section or complications, you may have to leave.
After the actual birth, the surrogate is not done (she still has to deliver the placenta and there may be other medical issues to attend to) and at that point, the IPs are focused on their newborn.
We do everything possible to allow the intended parents to spend as much time with the child as possible.
Surrogates are not machines and no two pregnancies are the same. Your surrogate may need additional medications or treatment. Be sure to find out the following from your agency:
- How frequent are miscarriages?
- What are the most common complications and how often do they occur.
- When in the process they occur?
- What could be the cost implications?
- What is the rate of premature births?
- How many children need additional care after birth.
Find out what post-natal care would cost.
It is impossible to prepare for every scenario. Be sure to discuss at length all the potential problems and how often the agency or clinic experience these issues. This is also a good way to make comparisons between different agencies.
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.
Most often, people don’t mean to be hurtful. They just have not walked in your shoes – experienced infertility, loss, and all that you have been through.
In most cases, they don’t understand surrogacy and gestational surrogacy.
This is a question we are asked by every couple.
The easy answer is between 11-15 months.
The more specific answer is that it depends on you and on luck. Some things you can completely control, and others, like the timing of your surrogate's menstrual cycle are a bit out of your hands.
The documentation process at the beginning, should go quickly 1-2 months. It has taken less than 3 weeks or more than 3 months. We give you all the instructions and walk you through the process, but you have to be the one signing your signature and getting them notarized, apostilled or legalized in the specific way necessary in your country and state.
We have our doctors look at your test results to get you feedback and questions to help you make the best decision about they type of surrogacy you should pursue and the program you might want to ensure success without overpaying for more than you need.
Shipping sperm or embryos comes next or traveling to Ukraine to do your stimulation and egg retrieval there.
Donor matching depends on your requirements. We provide you with a handful of profiles and continue to send them until we find one you love. This process can take days or weeks. We have lots of donors, but you have to find the one that is perfect for you.
Once you choose a donor we have to wait for her cycle then stimulation and egg retrieval takes about 10 days.
Your embryos are cultured for 5-6 days and we recommend PGD testing on the viable blastocysts. This process takes about 3 weeks for results.
Once you have happy embryos ready to go, we will match you with a surrogate. We have surrogates available right away. Like with donors, it needs to be someone you feel comfortable and confident having as your surrogate. This process can take a week or a month.
For surrogate stimulation it takes 45-60 days depending on where she is in her cycle before transferring your embryo.
Then ten days before the pregnancy test.
You can speed this process up by choosing donors and surrogates that are ready to go in their cycle, completing documentation quickly and getting us started planning shipping as early as possible.
There are also opportunities to slow things down. Why? You may want to do this so you can spread out the payments. Since the payments happen according to events and not dates, if you want to you can start the documentation process and delay at several points - before you or your donor starts stimulation, before your surrogate starts stimulation.
This can allow you to spread out the payments over a much longer time if you would like. Sometimes couples delay the process to try to avoid local holidays, aim for time they have off from work and can travel or avoid cold weather.
After the pregnancy and delivery, the timing of getting exit documentation depends on your country. US and Ireland are usually the fastest, UK takes the longest. We expedite everything to minimize your stay.
Our job is to do our best to meet your expectations, there are things that can throw timing off. Holidays, menstrual cycles and biology don't follow the schedule we would like.
Now is the time to start.
Join Delivering Dreams’ Facebook group for intended parents considering Ukrainian surrogacy Intended Parents FB Group.
Schedule a call to get to know the Delivering Dreams team and get information for your particular situation: Schedule A Call
Company name: Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency
Name: Susan Kibler
Tel.: +1 908 386 3864
Tel: +380 32 253-7541
Address: PO Box 36, 55 Main Street, Califon, NJ 07830
According to a recent report from the HFEA features a pattern towards Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) enlistments across the globe. It states that frozen embryo transfer has been increasingly seen as a mainstream embryo transfer protocol.
HFEA measurements depict that fresh embryo transfers dropped by 11 percent somewhere in the range of 2013 to 2018. On the other hand, frozen embryo transfers nearly multiplied, representing 38% of all In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycles in 2018.
To select the best blastocyst for transfer, three morphological parameters have routinely been used, i.e. 1. The degree of cells expansion, 2. the appearance of both outer part of the cell mass - the trophectoderm (TE) and 3. the inner cell mass (ICM). Although it has been shown that blastocysts with highest scores for all three parameters achieve highest implantation rates, their independent ability to predict pregnancy outcome remains unclear.
Trophectoderm is the first cell type that emerges during development and plays pivotal roles in the first step of reproduction in a placental of baby. The trophectoderm develops into the placenta and construct the placenta.
How Do You Know the Clinics and Agencies to Work With for Ukrainian Surrogacy
One of the first and most important questions couples ask us when they are considering surrogacy is:
"How do we know which clinic to work with? How can we know which clinics are the best?
Currently, there are now about 50 surrogacy facilities offering affordable surrogacy programs in Ukraine. Quality varies significantly. For something as important as your child, choosing a low-quality clinic can be disastrous. Working with the best quality clinics is essential to your success in bringing home a healthy child.