Surrogacy – it is a reproductive technology in which a woman agrees to become pregnant, bear and give birth to a child for infertile couple.
Meaning and definition of surrogacy
Why do people choose surrogacy? This is a forced step when the family cannot become pregnant naturally or through IVF. In Ukraine, only married, heterosexual couples, approved for medical reasons, can use the services of a surrogate mother. Usually we are approached by families, if the woman has no uterus (or it is damaged by adhesions, tumors), if she had miscarriages or suffer from premature ovarian failure.
The law of Ukraine allows commercial surrogacy, including for foreign couples. What does commercial surrogacy mean? Potential parents and a surrogate mother sign a contract with the agency. The contract governs the relationship between the couple and the gestational courier.
Different types of commercial surrogacy
There are 2 types of surrogacy: gestational and traditional surrogacy.
Information about gestational surrogacy in Ukraine: features of the use of gametes
Let’s take a closer look at how it is allowed to use genetic material. The ideal scheme is when both husband and wife give their gametes. Doctors fertilize the eggs, monitor their development, and at the blastocyst stage select one, two or three embryos for transfer. The rest will be cryopreserved. In the future, the couple can re-pass the surrogacy with frozen embryos. If a woman does not have her eggs (or they are of poor quality), then surrogacy with donor egg is applied. A donor is an outside woman who has no genetic connection with the parents or with a surrogate mother. Donor sperm is not used in surrogacy programs. The fact is that most countries (Germany, Spain, France) automatically consider as a mother the woman who carried the child. The affinity is set by paternal line. Now imagine the situation: donor sperm was used for fertilization>surrogate wrote a waiver for the child>DNA test does not show the affinity of the newborn with the father (the client of the agency). It turns out that according to the documents the child – is nobody’s. Such a situation should not occur. However, almost any male infertility allows you to get a healthy sperm. To do this, we perform procedures PESA, TESA, TESE, MESE, when the sperm is removed with a needle straight from the testicle. The effectiveness of the methods is very high, so the need for donor sperm is almost eliminated.
Gestational surrogacy in Ukraine: where to start?
We invite couples from all over the world to undergo this program in the capital of Ukraine – Kiev. Here are a few advantages of gestational surrogacy in Ukraine:
If you are planning to surrogacy abroad, contact VittoriaVita. It is legal, safe and easy!