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What is Surrogacy?
Surrogacy is the process when Surrogate Mother consciously agrees to gestate and give birth to a child for Intended Parents.
Surrogacy is very rarely the first decision on the journey to build a family. Often people come to surrogacy after trying and exhausting other options such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF) sometimes with egg or semen donation.
When someone needs a Surrogacy Program?
It is surrogacy that sometimes becomes the only way of having a child for women who have had:
- surgery on the uterus and adnexa, such as hysterectomy,
- because of myoma or uterine bleeding during previous childbirth, etc.
- women with deformations of the uterus, congenital pathologies of development of genital organs,
- consequences of the transferred gynecological diseases and operations,
- diseases of the immune system,
- women with a serious illness that could threaten normal pregnancy or even endanger the woman’s life (i.e. diabetes).
What kind of Surrogacy Programs exists?
In Gestational Surrogacy, the pregnancy results from the transfer of an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF), sometimes involving egg or semen donor, in a manner so the resulting child is genetically unrelated to the Surrogate. Gestational Surrogates are also named Gestational Carriers. Gestational surrogacy is also divided into different versions:
- Gestational surrogacy with embryo from both Intended Parents – the Surrogate Mother is implanted with an embryo created by IVF, using Intended Father’s semen and Intended Mother’s eggs.
- Gestational surrogacy and egg donation – the Surrogate Mother is implanted with an embryo created by IVF, using Intended Father’s sperm and a donor egg where the donor is not the surrogate. The resulting child is genetically related to intended father and genetically unrelated to the surrogate.
- Gestational surrogacy and donor sperm – the Surrogate Mother is implanted with an embryo created by IVF, using intended mother’s egg and donor sperm. The resulting child is genetically related to intended mother and genetically unrelated to the surrogate.
Who can take part in the Surrogacy Programs?
Currently, we can offer you surrogate programs in Ukraine and Georgia.
Link4MED is the only agency in Serbia and the region that offers Surrogate Programs together with our partners from Ukraine and Georgia. In Ukraine and Georgia, the surrogacy is legal, and the clinic we have been cooperating with successfully conducts surrogacy programs since 2005.
Surrogacy in Ukraine
According to Ukrainian legislation, Intended Parents must be officially married the heterosexual couple and have medical indications to surrogacy. So before we can start, you need to provide your marriage certificate with apostille and letter from the doctor with confirmation of your diagnosis.
Surrogacy in Georgia
According to the law, gestational surrogacy can be practiced in Georgia. A woman who carries a baby does not have a biological connection with him. The father and mother of the child, born as a result of surrogacy, are recognized as biological parents – a married couple who, according to the agreement, provided their/donor genetic material. To legitimize the fact of parenting, the surrogate mother is to fill out a special form immediately after birth. The essence of the document is the consent of the woman to write the biological parents on the child’s birth certificate.
What does the price of our programs include?
- screening and selection of surrogate mother,
- drugs for the preparation of mother’s surrogate for transfer,
- whole IVF cycle,
- hCG test,
- prescription drugs,
- genetic tests PRISCA I and PRISCA II,
- pregnancy screening,
- organization of childbirth in one of the maternity hospitals in Ukraine or Georgia,
- compensation for a surrogate mother,
- legal assistance in obtaining a Ukrainian or Georgian child birth certificate.
*this is a general description of the services that are offered. The precise content of the service is defined for each surrogate package in particular