IVF, Egg and Embryo Donation, Surrogacy in Ukraine

"Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home." Irish Proverb

 

Step 1. Meet our company
First of all, our team will take time to get to know you, learn about your needs, and explain the process for you. Whether you would like to send an initial e-mail, specifying your country of residence and citizenship, your age, medical history, specific requests for the services that you require and contact information, or speak to us by phone or Skype, we will be happy to provide you with all relevant information pertaining to terms of your program, medical procedures and legal aspects involved, fee schedule and, of course, we will be pleased to answer all your questions. Of course, we are always delighted to meet you in our office in person.
Needless to say, we keep all information obtained from you totally confidential.

Step 2. Sign up with our company
Once you decide to move forward, you fill out a questionnaire with your contact information and personal details and sign a contract with us for legal and other organizational services pertaining to performance of certain fertility treatment program in Ukraine.

Step 3. Choose and sign up with fertility clinic
Choosing a fertility doctor for your care is probably the most important factor that leads to a successful pregnancy.
Our company cooperates with medical centers that have the highest level of accreditation by the Ministry of Health of the Ukraine. We help you to choose fertility clinic that meets your requirements, in particular, considering the following crucial factors:

  • Success rates
  • Experience
  • Board certification
  • Costs
  • Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff

We will take care that you get draft agreements for medical procedures in your native language which are in full compliance with current legislation of Ukraine in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Step 4. Preliminary work and medical procedures
All programs start with primary medical consultation and, if needed, additional medical screening performed by fertility specialist. What screenings are required will depend on what screening you have already undergone in your path to having children.
Should it be possible for you, it is highly desirable to undertake the initial trip to Ukraine in order to pass all medical examinations and develop a strategy for you treatment directly with Ukrainian fertility specialist. Still, if you reside in a remote part of the world, the doctor could maintain a distance contact with you / your OB/GYN and draft up a medications calendar (based on written medical documentation) for you to follow prior medical procedures commence in Ukraine.
We will help you schedule trips to Ukraine and ensure that these trips are available for all necessary parties (including fertility clinic, Egg Donor, Surrogate, and support personnel).
While in Kyiv, you will be staying in a studio or 1-bedroom apartment in downtown or near downtown districts that we would book for you in accordance with your instructions. The apartment will have all necessary conditions for your convenience, such as hot running water, heating/air conditioning, TV-set, cable, Internet, bath, kitchen with gas or electric stove, fridge, microwave, washing machine etc.
Be assured that you would have a coordinator/translator, as well as drivers to the specific destinations, throughout the whole trip to Ukraine for all events requiring your attendance.

We are not medical facility and, therefore, are unable to give medical advice, but still, we feel that it is our duty to provide some basic information on main fertility treatment options available in Ukraine with comments on legal regulation of these procedures according to current Ukrainian legislation. The fertility doctor in charge of your cycle will educate you and provide you with full instructions and details about all medications and procedures needed, the medical protocol, any restrictions and expectations, handling your safety and as a priority.

Step 5. Obtaining necessary documentation and travel back home
We provide the Genetic Parents with legal advice on parenthood, entry/exit clearance and citizenship issues pertaining to international ART procedures, which is especially the front and centre issue in surrogacy programs crossing national boarders.
As for birth registration of a child born by a Surrogate Mother in Ukraine, it is worthy to note once again that Ukrainian legislation is very favourable in this regard, since the names of Genetic Parents are recorded in the birth entry of the Vital Statistics Office from the very beginning. 
Notwithstanding, the Genetic Parents should be aware that legal relationship between them and the child born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement overseas, in particular citizenship for a child, will be governed primarily by their domestic legislation.
Under these circumstances our lawyers will counsel you on family, citizenship and immigration law of your country and will facilitate obtaining documents necessary to get travel documents for your child(ren) in the Embassy of your home country in Ukraine. For these purposes, we have established partnership links to reliable law offices in different countries of the world.

We welcome your comments and suggestions on our services and the care we provide to you!

 

 

If you need to speak to a lawyer about international family planning, legal separation, child custody, enforcement of a court order, fertility treatment options, inheritance rules or another family or succession law matter, contact the Law Offices of UkrLegis.