How to chose the best clinic for us? Can we use an egg donor? Where we have to apply for the birth certificate? How will we manage to get the passport for our child? and many other. That's why we made a special option for Intended parents to get all exclusive information from reliable source aimed to help them stay confident and well informed within surrogacy journey.
Choosing an agency
As soon as you decided to do surrogacy program abroad, the first question which will pop out is which agency is safe to work with. You need to make sure you are engaged with professionals that are experienced with conducting of ART programs, who follow high ethical and moral principles and one that makes feel you comfortable and secured. You should also make sure that the agency will be constantly available to you 24/7 in case of emergency. We have laid out some important aspects that an agency should meet for you if you are considering to work with them. We at Anastasia Herman law office believe that by taking the right steps and making the right choice, in the beginning, will help you protect yourself from the start of your journey and let you fully enjoy long awaited pregnancy.
Requirements due to the surrogate mother
The criteria which have to be followed in order to become a surrogate mother are provided by Order #787 of Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine:
the candidate has to be up 18 years old
have at least one live born child
be healthy as physically as mentally
don't have any genetic link with a child
Choosing IVF clinic
One of the most important parts of your surrogacy journey is medical service which must comply with the highest requirements, modern labs, IVF protocols, high standards and approachable service. Pay your attention on the IVF clinics location, success rate, feedbacks, assisted options of PGD and PGS, gametes bank, own lab etc. It is highly recommended to communicate with a doctor who will do IVF and get exhaustive answers beforehand.
The first step is - to sign an agreement with the surrogate mother. Such agreement has to be prepared beforehand the embryo transfer and negotiated between the Parties. Notary certification is required by the law, so you have to follow the process to comply with essential requirements of Ukrainian legislation.
The second step is - State registration of the child born in the result of surrogacy. It differs from regular State registration as parents have to provide special confirmation of the ART fact.
The last step is - citizenship and passport application process which depends on the origin of the parents and country of their residence/citizenship.
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