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What is surrogate motherhood?

Surrogate motherhood, also called surrogate pregnancy (in Spain) or rent belly (in America) or simply subrogation, is a technique of assisted human reproduction (HRT) is used by couples or single people who can not have children due to their disability of gestating a baby.

This reproductive method allows children to have heterosexual couples (married or not) when the woman can not give birth to her baby.

It is also essential in same-sex couples (LGTB) or single people who do not have a partner, and who are unable to have a baby naturally.

How it is performed?

Basically an in vitro fertilization is performed (fertilization of ovules with sperm in the laboratory), which produces the conception of one or more embryos, which are the future parents. Then those embryos are implanted in the uterus of a woman who loaves her belly, so that she can manage it until the baby is born. After the birth, that child will be registered as the child of the couple who resorted to the procedure.The woman who agrees to give birth to that baby in her uterus is called a pregnant woman, a pregnant woman or a surrogate mother. The couple that requires treatment because they can not have children, are called future parents or parents.

Legislation on surrogate motherhood

Laws on surrogate motherhood vary from country to country. In many countries, subrogation is legal and regulated, and in other countries it is prohibited because it considers that it violates public order or morality.

Within the countries that allow it, there are many variables. Some regulate and protect it, others only allow subrogation for citizens or residents in the country and prohibit it for foreigners, others allow it but do not regulate it, others allow subrogation for married heterosexual couples and do not admit it for equal partners or people single.

There are countries where the legislation is very favorable as in Ukraine, where subrogation is allowed for nationals and foreigners, for heterosexual couples.

Children’s rights. Rights of the pregnant woman. Rights of parents

It is very important, when choosing in which country to carry out this reproductive technique, give adequate advice and verify that in the chosen country the rights of the child are respected (that their true filiation will be recognized and their true identity will be respected), that the rights of the pregnant woman (who is free to carry out the process and who is not obligated or forced in any way), as well as that the rights of the future parents will be respected and will not be deprived of that son or daughter so longed for.

Resort to the donation of gametes.

Sometimes future parents who need to go to surrogate motherhood, will also need to resort to the donation of gametes.

This is not an obstacle, as it is planned. In some countries the donor is anonymous, and in others you can know their identity and medical information. In Ukraine the donor of ovules facilitated by the clinic has to be anonymous, therefore we make available to our patients an egg donor agency, where they can select the donor and later recommend the same donor to our clinic.

Egg Donation.

In the cases of male couples, single males or heterosexual couples where the woman suffers from a condition that prevents her from ovulating, they must necessarily resort to egg donation.

InterFiv has a database of pregnant women and egg donors, so they can also select the woman who donates their eggs for the process of subrogation. These databases belong to INTERDONORS and INTERMOTHER.

Sperm donation

In the case of couples of women, single women or heterosexual couples where the male suffers from a pathology that prevents the production of sperm, will require recourse to the donation of sperm.

It happens the same as with the donation of ovules, this is not an impediment. There are sperm banks, anonymous donors and donors that can be known and chosen.

Double donation of gametes.

When neither of the two future parents can provide their own gametes (be they male or female), then they must resort to double donation of gametes. In this case you should consult well and inform yourself with our professional team, which will offer you several possibilities.

We answer your questions

Surrogate motherhood, also called surrogate pregnancy (in Spain) or rent belly (in America) or simply subrogation, is a technique of assisted human reproduction (HRT) is used by couples or single people who can not have children due to their disability of gestating a baby.

This reproductive method allows children to have heterosexual couples (married or not) when the woman can not give birth to her baby.

It is also essential in same-sex couples (LGTB) or single people who do not have a partner, and who are unable to have a baby naturally.

Basically an in vitro fertilization is performed (fertilization of ovules with sperm in the laboratory), which produces the conception of one or more embryos, which are the future parents. Then those embryos are implanted in the uterus of a woman who loaves her belly, so that she can manage it until the baby is born. After the birth, that child will be registered as the child of the couple who resorted to the procedure.The woman who agrees to give birth to that baby in her uterus is called a pregnant woman, a pregnant woman or a surrogate mother. The couple that requires treatment because they can not have children, are called future parents or parents.

Laws on surrogate motherhood vary from country to country. In many countries, subrogation is legal and regulated, and in other countries it is prohibited because it considers that it violates public order or morality.

Within the countries that allow it, there are many variables. Some regulate and protect it, others only allow subrogation for citizens or residents in the country and prohibit it for foreigners, others allow it but do not regulate it, others allow subrogation for married heterosexual couples and do not admit it for equal partners or people single.

There are countries where the legislation is very favorable as in Ukraine, where subrogation is allowed for nationals and foreigners, for heterosexual couples.

It is very important, when choosing in which country to carry out this reproductive technique, give adequate advice and verify that in the chosen country the rights of the child are respected (that their true filiation will be recognized and their true identity will be respected), that the rights of the pregnant woman (who is free to carry out the process and who is not obligated or forced in any way), as well as that the rights of the future parents will be respected and will not be deprived of that son or daughter so longed for.

Sometimes future parents who need to go to surrogate motherhood, will also need to resort to the donation of gametes.

This is not an obstacle, as it is planned. In some countries the donor is anonymous, and in others you can know their identity and medical information. In Ukraine the donor of ovules facilitated by the clinic has to be anonymous, therefore we make available to our patients an egg donor agency, where they can select the donor and later recommend the same donor to our clinic.

In the cases of male couples, single males or heterosexual couples where the woman suffers from a condition that prevents her from ovulating, they must necessarily resort to egg donation.

InterFiv has a database of pregnant women and egg donors, so they can also select the woman who donates their eggs for the process of subrogation. These databases belong to INTERDONORS and INTERMOTHER.

In the case of couples of women, single women or heterosexual couples where the male suffers from a pathology that prevents the production of sperm, will require recourse to the donation of sperm.

It happens the same as with the donation of ovules, this is not an impediment. There are sperm banks, anonymous donors and donors that can be known and chosen.

When neither of the two future parents can provide their own gametes (be they male or female), then they must resort to double donation of gametes. In this case you should consult well and inform yourself with our professional team, which will offer you several possibilities.

Ukraine allows surrogacy for Ukrainian and foreign citizens from all over the world,

Although only heterosexual marriages are allowed. In Ukraine surrogate motherhood is regulated by an express law. In recent years, births by subrogation have increased greatly, due to the legal security it provides, lower costs in relation to the United States, and prohibitions for foreigners in India and Thailand.

What is surrogate motherhood?

Surrogate motherhood, also called gestational surrogacy (in Spain) or rent belly (in America) or simply subrogation, is a technique of assisted human reproduction (AHR) which is used by couples or single people who cannot have children due infertility problems.
This reproductive method allows to have children to heterosexual couples (married or unmarried) when the woman cannot give birth to her baby. It is also essential in same-sex couples (LGTB) or single people who do not have a partner and who are unable to have a baby naturally.

Requirements

– Be a married heterosexual couple.
– The father or mother has to provide their genetic material, but it is preferable that both partners give their materials for the creation of the future embryo.
-The woman that wants to have a child must have a health certificate that notify her impossibility to become pregnant or carry the pregnancy without endangering her own health or the future of baby.

Ukrainian Surrogate Mother

A Ukrainian woman who wants to carry the baby of a couple with fertility problems must meet some minimum requirements:

Be of legal age (over 18 years old).
Have at least one own child.
Be physically and mentally prepared to give birth to a baby and deliver her/him after birth to the couple.
If you are married, you need to provide permit from your husband.
The parents/couple and the surrogate mother must sign a gestational surrogacy contract.

How is it performed?

Basically it is realized with the help of in vitro fertilization (fertilization of ovules by sperm in the laboratory), as a result one or more embryos are created, which is/are the part of their future parents. Then those embryos are implanted in the uterus of a woman who provides her belly, so that she is carrying of pregnancy until the birth of babies. After the birth, that child will be registered as the child of the couple who joined to the program of gestational surrogacy.

Trips and stays

Kiev is generally the destination chosen by the future parents. The communications are usually easier and the more frequent flights to the capital of the country. In comparison with American countries such as the United States or Canada, distances are significantly shorter.

Egg donation in Ukraine

As it was mentioned above, it is preferable that both future parents provide their genetic materials. However, if the mother does not have functional ovaries and therefore cannot provide her eggs, the legislation allows the donation of ovules.

The Ukrainian law of assisted reproduction also allows the donation of semen and the donation of embryos. However, in the framework of the gestational surrogacy, the father must obligatory provide his gametes. Therefore, these two techniques cannot be used in the case of surrogacy.

Establishment of paternity in Ukraine

Article 123 of the Family Code of Ukraine considers that a baby is the child of genetic parents since it was conceived. If a couple uses an assisted reproductive technologies with donor`s gametes, they are the legal parents from the moment the embryo is created.

In a process of gestational surrogacy, the future parents are considered the legal parents from the moment of the embryo transfer to the womb of the surrogate mother. Therefore, surrogate has no right or obligation over the baby.

After the birth of the baby, two documents will be given to the future parents:

1 The birth certificate with the name of the biological father and the surrogate.

2. The surrender of child from the surrogate mother.

The future parents can register their baby as their child with both documents without notifying the name of the surrogate mother in Civil Registry of Ukraine. However, in some consulates it is considered that the baby is the child of the biological father and the surrogate mother. In the case of Spain, the woman who gives birth is legally the mother. In accordance with it, the woman can proceed to the adoption of her husband`s baby with the surrender of child from the pregnant woman after it both are recognized as the legal parents of the child.