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Surrogacy in Ukraine from A to Z: How to Prepare as Intended Parents?

Introduction

Surrogacy in Ukraine has emerged as a beacon of hope for many intended parents globally. This article serves as a comprehensive guide, exploring every facet of Ukrainian surrogacy, tailored for those embarking on this life-changing journey.

Ukraine, renowned for its progressive surrogacy laws and high-quality medical care, has become a hub for intended parents seeking surrogacy options. Understanding the nuances of this process in Ukraine is crucial for intended parents. This article delves into the essential aspects, from legal frameworks to personal preparation, providing a thorough understanding of surrogacy in Ukraine.

The Evolution of Surrogacy in Ukraine

Surrogacy in Ukraine has a rich history, evolving significantly over the years. Initially emerging as a response to increasing infertility issues, Ukrainian surrogacy has now established itself as a globally recognized option, known for its ethical practices and success rates.

Understanding Ukraine's Surrogacy Laws

Ukraine's legal framework for surrogacy is one of the most favorable in the world. The laws are designed to protect the rights of all parties involved, particularly the intended parents. In Ukraine, surrogacy is legal for heterosexual married couples, and the intended parents are recognized as the legal parents from the moment of conception. This legal clarity provides a sense of security and assurance for intended parents choosing Ukraine for their surrogacy journey.

Key aspects of the legal framework include:

  • Legal Recognition: The intended parents are registered as the legal parents on the birth certificate, eliminating the need for adoption post-birth.
  • Surrogate's Rights: Surrogates in Ukraine do not have parental rights over the child, ensuring the intended parents' full custody.
  • Medical and Legal Protocols: Strict protocols are in place to ensure a smooth and legally compliant process for all parties involved.

Choosing a Clinic and Specialists

The Importance of Selecting the Right Clinic

For intended parents, selecting the right surrogacy clinic or agency in Ukraine is a cornerstone of their journey. A reputable clinic provides top-notch medical care and ensures a seamless, ethically compliant surrogacy process. When choosing a clinic, intended parents should consider factors such as success rates, medical technology quality, and healthcare professionals' expertise.

Criteria for Clinic Selection

Key criteria include:

  • Success Rates: High success rates are indicative of quality treatment and expert care.
  • Medical Expertise: Clinics with experienced reproductive specialists and state-of-the-art technology ensure the best care.
  • Ethical Practices: Adherence to ethical standards in surrogacy is crucial for a transparent and fair process.

Finding Qualified Specialists

Building a team of qualified specialists, including fertility doctors, legal advisors, and surrogacy coordinators, is essential. Intended parents should seek professionals with extensive experience in international surrogacy cases, ensuring that they are well-equipped to handle the unique aspects of surrogacy in Ukraine.

Independent Selection for Optimal Outcomes

Delivering Dreams stands out in the realm of surrogacy in Ukraine. Unlike agencies tied to a single clinic, Delivering Dreams boasts independence, allowing it to select the best for its clients. This independence is pivotal in choosing not just any specialist or clinic, but the best suited for each stage of the surrogacy journey.

With a focus on tailored experiences, Delivering Dreams evaluates and partners with top clinics and specialists across Ukraine. This approach ensures that intended parents receive the highest standard of care, tailored to their specific needs. Their commitment to quality and individualized care exemplifies the agency's dedication to making the surrogacy journey as smooth and successful as possible for each family.

The legal landscape of surrogacy in Ukraine is complex, but navigable with the right guidance. Intended parents must understand the legal process in detail to ensure a smooth and compliant journey. This includes understanding the rights of all parties and the necessary legal procedures.

Required Documents and Procedures

Intended parents should be prepared to navigate various legal documents and procedures, such as surrogacy agreements, parental order applications, and birth certificate registration. Each of these steps requires careful attention to detail and adherence to Ukrainian laws.

Rights and Responsibilities

Understanding the rights and responsibilities of both intended parents and surrogate mothers is critical. This includes clarity on issues like custody rights, financial agreements, and the surrogate's role throughout the pregnancy. Ensuring a legally sound agreement protects all parties and fosters a mutually respectful relationship.

Delivering Dreams, with its wealth of experience and a dedicated team of experts, offers comprehensive legal support to intended parents from the outset. The agency's specialists are adept at handling every legal aspect of the surrogacy journey.

Beginning with the crucial step of contract drafting, Delivering Dreams ensures that all agreements are meticulously prepared, reflecting the best interests of intended parents while complying with Ukrainian legal standards. They take a thorough approach to gathering and preparing all necessary documentation, ensuring a seamless legal process.

Furthermore, Delivering Dreams extends its legal services to the crucial post-birth phase. The agency assists intended parents in obtaining the birth certificate and the complete package of exit documents required at the embassy. This end-to-end legal support is instrumental in alleviating the complexities intended parents face, providing them with peace of mind throughout their surrogacy journey.

Financial Considerations

Estimating the Cost of Surrogacy in Ukraine

Understanding the financial aspects of surrogacy in Ukraine is a crucial step for intended parents. While Ukraine offers more cost-effective surrogacy options compared to many other countries, it still involves a considerable financial commitment. This includes costs for medical procedures, surrogate compensation, legal fees, and agency services.

Financial Planning Tips for Intended Parents

For effective financial management of the surrogacy journey, intended parents should:

  • Create a Budget: Outline all expected costs, including those disclosed in the Delivering Dreams contract.
  • Understand Payment Schedules: Be aware of when payments are due, as laid out by the agency.
  • Consider Additional Costs: Plan for potential extra expenses like travel, accommodation, and unforeseen medical costs.

Financial Transparency with Delivering Dreams

Delivering Dreams sets itself apart by ensuring transparency in its contracts. This transparency allows intended parents to know all future expenses upfront, eliminating any unpleasant financial surprises. Intended parents can see a clear breakdown of costs, understanding exactly what services are included in their contract.

Tailored Surrogacy Programs for Financial Efficiency

Moreover, Delivering Dreams offers the flexibility to choose the most suitable surrogacy program based on the outcomes of IVF cycles and pre-implantation testing. This approach maximizes informed decision-making, preventing intended parents from paying for expensive programs that may not be necessary for their situation. By offering tailored programs, Delivering Dreams ensures financial efficiency, aligning services with the specific needs of each family.

Preparation for the Process

Medical and Psychological Preparation

The journey of surrogacy is not just a medical process but also a psychological journey for the intended parents. Medical preparation involves understanding and participating in medical procedures, including IVF and embryo transfer. Psychological preparation, on the other hand, includes counseling and building a support system to navigate the emotional aspects of surrogacy.

Building a Relationship with the Surrogate

Developing a positive relationship with the surrogate mother is vital. Intended parents are encouraged to engage in open communication and establish a mutually respectful relationship with their surrogates. This connection can significantly enhance the overall experience of the surrogacy journey.

Personalized Support for Each Step with Delivering Dreams

Delivering Dreams plays a crucial role in preparing intended parents for the surrogacy process. The agency offers tailored support, guiding intended parents through each step, from medical procedures to emotional readiness. They provide access to top medical professionals and psychological support services, ensuring intended parents are well-prepared for the journey ahead.

Safety of Surrogacy in Ukraine During the War

Unwavering Commitment to Safety in Challenging Times

Surrogacy in Ukraine has faced unprecedented challenges due to military aggression by the Russian Federation. Despite these difficulties, the commitment to ensuring the safety of future children and their surrogate mothers remains unwavering. Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy, a leading agency in Ukraine, has been at the forefront of adapting to these challenges.

Proactive Measures for Safety

As the conflict escalated, Delivering Dreams took proactive steps to safeguard all parties involved in the surrogacy process:

  • Relocation to Safer Regions: Weeks before the war started, the agency relocated surrogate mothers to the safer region of Lviv in Western Ukraine, without any additional expenses for intended parents (IPs).
  • Ensuring Continued Care: In Lviv, surrogate mothers were provided with housing and access to top medical care, ensuring a peaceful and safe environment for the pregnancy.
  • Uninterrupted Communication: Throughout the conflict, Delivering Dreams has maintained constant contact with every surrogate mother, ensuring their well-being and safety.

Safeguarding Embryos and Biomaterials

  • Secure Storage: All clients' embryos and biomaterials have been kept in a secure facility with optimal temperature control. Plans are in place to move these materials further into Europe if necessary, with pre-prepared rooms more than 10 meters below ground level for added safety.
  • Continued Support and Services: Despite the war, Delivering Dreams has not only continued to support existing surrogate mothers but also opened opportunities for new couples embarking on their surrogacy journey.

Heroic Efforts in Times of War

Delivering Dreams has exemplified resilience and dedication during these trying times:

  • Evacuation and Support: The agency has successfully evacuated pregnant surrogates to Poland and transported biomaterials safely to Lviv and Slovakia, free of charge.
  • Uninterrupted Medical Care: Surrogate mothers have consistently received medical care and medications, ensuring the health and well-being of both surrogates and the babies.
  • Comprehensive Documentation and Assistance: The agency has provided full documentation and assistance for the departure of children born through surrogacy, also helping those rejected by other agencies.

Conclusion

Embarking on a surrogacy journey is a monumental step towards fulfilling your dream of parenthood. At Delivering Dreams, we are here to provide unwavering support, expert guidance, and a seamless experience throughout your surrogacy journey in Ukraine. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of both intended parents and surrogates, even in challenging times.

Don't wait any longer to start your journey towards parenthood. Contact Delivering Dreams today to learn more about our comprehensive surrogacy programs and how we can assist you every step of the way. Reach out to us for a personalized consultation and take the first step towards making your dream of a family a reality.

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I am very satisfied with the medical services. Coordinator Lyubov was always in touch, answered any questions quickly and clearly, and helped in any difficult situations. The level of personal support and genuine concern for my health and well-being was 100 percent. I am very pleased that I am going through the surrogacy program with this agency. I feel protected and confident. I really like the attitude of the agency, timely payments, and the curator and manager make sure that pregnant girl...
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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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Myroslava
Hallo Oksana,  vielen Dank für Deine ausführliche Erklärung. Wir haben alles gut verstanden. Das zeichnet due Arbeit von Euch und Eurem Ärzteteam aus. So kann man gut vertrauen. Hello Oksana, Thank you very much for your detailed explanation. We understood everything well. This is what distinguishes the work of you and your medical team. This is a good way to trust.
German couple
One of the best teams and my program! Hello! I want to share my experience and my impression of my program, one of the best programs, and the team from the Delivering Dreams Agency! Great attitude, attentive staff, responsible! Always in touch 24/7! Lyubov Omelchuk is a wonderful person, she was with me from the first minute of implantation until the end of the entire program! I am grateful that Lyubov was always with me! People of their word! Staff who never let you down! I highly recommend...
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Anna Priazhnikova
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.
Couple from Germany
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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Angelina
Thank you for the wonderful experience and the opportunity to help future parents. I also want to thank Lyubov Omelchuk (Delivering Dreams) for her kindness and empathy, she was always in touch throughout the program, especially since the rehabilitation course is based on the supervision and advice of the curator. My worries about the procedure were in vain because everything went perfectly, thanks to the 24/7 support of the curator and qualified doctors Дякую за чудовий досвід, та змогу...
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Angelina
I recommend this agency. I was a surrogate mother in this agency, I really liked everything. The doctors treated me well and explained everything clearly. Curator Lyuba and Anya are always in touch and answer all questions, always supporting. I recommend this agency. Я була сур мама в цьому агентство, мені все дуже сподобалося лікарі гарно відносяться, розповідають все доступно. Куратор Люба і Аня завжди на зв'язку і відповідать на всі запитання, завжди підтримують. Рекомендую це агентство.
Yuliia
Thank you very much for worrying about me.  I really want to start the program at Delivery Dreams agency. The doctors here are extraordinary. Coordinator Lyubov is also extraordinary, always in touch and worries about me. After the hysteroscopy, Lyubochka is on the phone with me 24/7. Thank you very much for worrying about me. I hope that my program will start soon and I will present the baby to the biological parents. Thank you for being there!?? Я дуже хочу почати програму в агенстві De...
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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.

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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.