Frequently asked questions about surrogacy
Surrogacy (also known as belly for rent) is a technique of assisted reproduction through which a woman (known as the surrogate mother) carries the pregnancy corresponding to the child of another person (known as an intentional father or mother).
Generally this process is carried out through an In Vitro Fertilization using the semen and ovules of those who will be the parents, or if this is not possible, through donation.
Usually the surrogate mother does not contribute her own eggs with the aim of not establishing any genetic relationship with the baby. In fact, in some countries it is forbidden by law for the surrogate mother to contribute her own genetic material.
In Spain the contracts signed to beget a child by surrogacy are not valid, being null and void.
Fortunately, surrogacy is legal in other countries such as the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan and Greece.
Surrogacy, both in Ukraine and in Georgia, has been allowed and regulated for years. We have chosen both countries as they offer the same guarantees as other much more expensive destinations such as the United States, the prices being much more competitive.
We work exclusively with Kyiv clinics in Ukraine and Tbilisi in Georgia, places where the most prestigious fertility centers in the country are located.
At Go4Baby we offer all the necessary consulting from start to finish, periodic process information, legal procedures in Spain and Ukraine, translation and interpretation services, accommodation search, etc.
In most cases, you don’t need a lawyer.
To start a surrogacy process in Ukraine, the following requirements must be met:
- In Ukraine, you have to be a heterosexual marriage, not being a common law partner. Georgia does not require marriage.
- The husband must obligatorily contribute his genetic material.
- There is a documented medical reason that shows that the woman has no chance of pregnancy, or that it could endanger her health or that of the baby.
A surrogacy process usually takes between 12 and 18 months from the signature of the initial contracts. From there everything will depend on the time we need to achieve pregnancy and that it comes to fruition. Once the baby is born the time of stay in Ukraine until obtaining the passport for the baby or babies ranges between 4 and 6 weeks, depending on the agility of each country’s consulate.
At least 2 times, the first time to sign contracts with agency and clinic, and the second or last, at the birth of the baby.
Yes, in Ukraine it is legal to perform the DGP of 5 chromosomes and select the embryos that correspond to a specific sex, before transferring them to the womb of the surrogate mother. The selection of sex is possible in certain programs.
Both, surrogate mother and an egg donor must pass a series of medical tests, which in general are very similar in different clinics.