Hi guys. How are you all doing? I have finally made my decision. At first, I was really confused. I was thinking to apply for surrogacy again, but I thought it might be too early. My son is only a year old now. But I think I'll just go for it now. I'm going to call my clinic tomorrow. Wish me luck.
Hi, I'm with you absolutely! Ukraine is a perfect destination for infertility treatments, surrogacy in particular. Firstly, it's more affordable comparing to the US and the UK options for example. Costs may vary from 32k to 50k comparing to those in the US up to 150k!! On the whole, surrogacy costs will largely depend on two factors. The first is the cost of living in the selected country, which greatly influences the surrogate’s compensation. For example, while surrogates in the Ukraine receive less than half the net pay as American surrogates, their real compensation equals about the same as American surrogates when adjusted for cost of living.The second factor is cost of medical care, which is exceptionally high in the United States but is relatively cheap for the same level of care in clinics overseas. American clinics are often touted as the best worldwide, but success rates at quality IVF clinics in Ukraine or Mexico are similar. Meanwhile the cost of an IVF procedure in the US is about 35k, while overseas the same procedure costs about 6k. For surrogacy programs in Ukraine, payments are usually divided into relatively equal, manageable phases. By managing the pace of the program, future parents can also manage when payments come due.
Most Ukrainian clinics consult with future parents at no charge until they are confident to move forward. It’s the agent’s first task to help you decide if surrogacy is the best solution for you. (As in some cases it may not be.) If an agent attempts to sell you a program without first reviewing your situation in depth and reviewing all opportunities and inherent risks, that should be an immediate red flag!! Remember! The primary role of the clinic is to help you reduce your total surrogacy costs while improving your chance of success. Biotexcom for example invented all-inclusive packages which cover everything outside the plane tickets. (We're currently passing ivf with donor egg with the clinic). This includes the following.
Professional consultation. Agency fee. When you decide to start the procedure and want to make specific plans for your procedure, the agency fee is due. It is paid only once. (Typical services provided by your agency fee: liaising with the surrogate, the clinic, the egg door agency, and other service providers.) Administration fees for the donor and surrogate. This fee is typically paid when the parents are ready to choose an egg donor or surrogate. The payment covers the cost of evaluating and initially preparing your surrogate. At that time a series of fertility tests, medical evaluations, psychological test, legal background check, and more are performed. Surrogates must pass each step before she is assigned to a couple. Initial clinical start-up fees. It also is a financial commitment to the clinic that you will follow through on the surrogacy procedure. It is due when parents schedule their initial visit to the clinic to leave their sperm sample, or when they engage with the clinic to plan their egg donation. Surrogate compensation. (In the US the local laws often demand that entire surrogate compensation is paid up-front into an escrow account. Payments are then released to the surrogate each month during the pregnancy. In this case there is typically a very large initial payment once the surrogate has been selected and signed. But this is balanced by very small payments made during the pregnancy itself.) In overseas programs the surrogate compensation is typically paid month-by-month during the pregnancy. IVF procedure and embryo transfer: This fee pays for the egg donation, IVF procedure, and first embryo transfer. Different clinics and agencies will treat the cost of medication differently. At Biotexcom a well-managed program includes the cost of the medication in the original budget. (In other cases the cost of meds is added on as an extra expense!!). Prenatal care. In the US payment for prenatal care begins when the surrogate is confirmed pregnant. This pays for the surrogate’s housing and prenatal exams, ultrasounds, and personal oversight (including housekeeping, travel, clothing allowance, etc.) These payments are not refundable, so the cost of prenatal care is generally separated into installments. If for some reason the pregnancy terminates, future installments are not needed, but the intended parents will lose any payments made to that point. Payment can be made every month, or every trimester of the pregnancy. But this is not the question with Ukrainian clinics. Yet one step included into the package price. Delivery and recovery. This payment covers the cost of the delivery of the baby and the post-natal care of the surrogate. In some programs the surrogate’s final compensation is withheld until after the delivery to ensure she continues to be available during the bureaucratic process of apply for citizenship, passports and the return home of the baby. Finally, bureaucracy and the return home. Biotexcom has a greater portion of the paperwork needed to register the baby’s birth and start the process of establishing the baby’s citizenship. That often includes the birth certificate, copies of the surrogacy contract, and hospital records of the birth.
But the most important thing one should be aware of is a country's legislation..