Previously we provided the Stages of the process which we’ll detalize now with approximate costs.
- Signing Services Agreement with Surrogacy Agency in Ukraine.
Finding an agency in Ukraine is not difficult, majority of them have websites in English. Some clinics provide the agencies services without agencies, but in this case price is not lower than acting through an agency. Agency is your guarantee in the overall process’ legality and transparency, fulfillment of duties by each party of your agreements with clinics and surrogate mothers to secure uncomplicated course of pregnancy and delivery, obtaining all necessary documentation including certificate on genetic relationship to your child and birth certificate, and, eventually, good health of your future son or daughter. Usually agencies in Ukraine charge about 10,000 US dollars (some may charge same amount in Euros) for general supervising and legal work on your behalf. After you found an agency in Ukraine, make sure you sign a services agreement with it, this will be your legal basis for all future actions in Ukraine, and it will show you how serious agency is.
- Finding a clinic and signing an Agreement for medical services such as IVF, ICSI, etc.
We provided list of Ukrainian clinics above with their websites’ links. Their prices may vary in a range of 15-30% depends on the location, the closer to Kyiv the more expensive. Price list of every clinic is available on their website. We provide you the price list of Institute of Genetics and Reproduction (IGR) in a separate Excel file.
- Finding a surrogate mother and signing Gestational Surrogacy Agreement and other related documents notarized locally.
Agency or clinic will provide you surrogate mothers for your choice with complete information about them in the profile form (see sample in a separate Word file). Usual surrogates’ remuneration in Ukraine is about 15,000 US dollars paid after delivery, and 400 US dollars paid monthly for her support during pregnancy. Travel expenses, medical examinations, necessary medical treatment during pregnancy, etc. are paid additionally. After you’ve chosen a surrogate you’re advised to pay for conducting medical tests for surrogate mother, about 250 US dollars for complete medical examination. After you’ve made sure she’s capable of carrying your baby you can sign a Gestational Surrogacy Agreement with her, notarized by local notary, which will cost about 300-500 US dollars along with three more documents notarized as well: Statement on Independent Counseling and the informed decision to enter into agreement (executed by both parties); Consent of the Surrogate to record the names of the Intended parents on the birth certificate (to be further filed with a Vital Statistics Office); Consent of the Surrogate’s husband, if any, on his wife’s participation in the surrogacy program and waiver of any claim he may have with regard to his paternal rights to the child she will deliver. Since the Family Code provides for a married couple to be the genetic parents of the child born by a surrogacy, a notary shall require for a marriage certificate of the genetic parents, notarized and apostilled (in your home country), translated and translation must be notarized. If surrogate mother doesn’t have a uterine scar, she will ask additional 2,000 US dollars for her work. If surrogate delivers twins she will be entitled to 3,000 more US dollars. Otherwise selective reduction may be done on early stage about 250 US dollars.
- In vitro fertilization (IVF).
At this stage intended parents travel to Kyiv, Ukraine for 2-4 weeks. Our English-speaking staff member will meet you in the airport, and take to the city and your apartment, which we’ll rent for you at a regular market price, or you can do it yourself if you choose so. Prices for studios or 1-bedroom apartments in downtown Kyiv are about 50 US dollars a night. We will show around town first time, and arrange an interpreter for you every time you need one at a price 25 US dollars an hour. The IVF process starts with taking materials from intended parents, or obtaining donor’s oocytes or sperm (at least one parent must provide his material), then follow IVF and embryos’ injection in 5 days. In 5 days after IVF 3-4 excellent embryos appear. 2-3 embryos are transferred, remaining are frozen for future use at cost 300 Euro (430 US dollars) for freezing. Then pregnancy test is taken in 10 days, and repeating embryos’ injection is made if needed. The remained embryos are defrosted and transferred again at a cost 1,000 Euros (1,430 US dollars) for every try. Usual maximum is 3 times to achieve positive result. Ultrasound diagnostics (USD) is made in 10 days after positive pregnancy test results for confirmation of pregnancy. Usually clinics charge about 4,500 Euros (6,435 US dollars) for Donated Oocytes IVF program with not less than 10 mature oocytes included, some will be used, and some will be frozen for your future use if needed. Additional services charged separately, such as freezing/defrosting spare oocytes and embryos, etc. IVF with your own oocytes and sperm will be 1,700 Euros (2,431 US dollars). If you need donated sperm, please, add 150 more Euros (215 US dollars) to previous amount. You will need to cover surrogate’s travel expenses to get to Kyiv and back, and her stay in Kyiv for medical procedures, 30-50 US dollars for train tickets, and about 50 US dollars a day for flat for 7-14 days.
- Medical supervision during 1st and 2nd trimester including genetic screening, USD and medical checkup by a doctor.
During first 12 weeks surrogate mothers are examined by a doctor every 2 weeks, and genetic screening is made on ultrasound and biochemical markers at total cost of 950 US dollars. If hormones prescribed their price for 12 weeks course would be 100-250 US dollars. Travel expenses for the surrogate to get to the clinic for doctor’s check-ups are paid for additionally, that’s about 30-50 US dollars per trip for train tickets, maximum 300 US dollars. If needed, maintenance of pregnancy can be carried out. The IGR prices for day hospital are from 20 to 121 US dollars a day depends on medications used. Usual length is 7-10 days. You can also consider Scientific Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology for this purpose as a fulltime specialized hospital for your surrogate, if our doctors advise you so in rare cases.
- Moving surrogate to Kiev after 30th week of pregnancy.
After 30th week we advise you to move your surrogate mother closer to the Maternity Ward #5 where she would preferably have the delivery. Cost of apartment for 2 months would be about 500 US dollars a month. Cost of delivery in Maternity Ward #5 is 1,000 US dollars or 1,500 US dollars for twins. Women stay about 3-5 days after delivery in the maternity ward. Surrogates are taken to the maternity ward #5 for delivery with our help and under our supervision where they receive excellent treatment. Premature delivery cost will be the same, but taking care of baby before mature term will cost about 2,000 US dollars. This includes keeping child in infant incubator for 2 months, and injection of surfactants. After delivery child is medically examined and results are provided to parents in a form of a medical reference, and a Birth Reference.
- Your arrival to Kyiv and going back home.
You can arrive to Kyiv before or right after delivery, we’ll take care of the surrogate mother and the baby before your arrival. We’ll provide all necessary support such as clothes for first time, etc. Please, plan 6-8 weeks of stay in Kyiv in order to do everything this time. When you arrive we will go to state registrar’s office to obtain birth certificate of the child based on the Birth Reference received from the Maternity Ward #5, translate it, apostil it, about 500 US dollars expedited service. Then you will go to local US Consulate American Citizens Services department to order US passport for your child. Usually there is no line for US citizens there. After you receive it, you can safely go back home with your new baby. We will take you to the airport and help you to find your way there. We will wait in the airport until you call us and say you successfully passed all border and customs controls.