Greece, Ukraine, Canada… Best destination for surrogacy?

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    Heyyyy, with my husband I’ve been reading this forum for a while… and today we’ve decided to get involved as we’ve been having a series of unanswered questions for quite a while.

    We’re a straight couple, already have a biological child. During delivery, my wife had a uterine atony and now we want a second child but have no alternative but to turn to surrogacy.

    We’re interested in various countries, but have become a little stressed out of this because doubts keep on filling our minds… On the one hand Greece is in the middle of a recession as many other European countries. There is no record of Spanish kids having been born there via surrogacy ever since the law was amended and foreigners were allowed to pursue surrogacy there. And the cost there is too expensive.

    Similarly, Ukraine is surrounded by riots and I could say it’s at war, but as we can see hundreds of families choose this country in spite of that -don’t understand why but it’s ok. And Canada… well, we’ve a preference for Europe, but it’s an alternative, although we haven’t been able to find a surro there.

    Please, can you help us? This is a hard decision for us to make, and besides surrogacy is a costly process. This is our big dream, but carries lots of investments and efforts. Your stories and experiences would be highly appreciated no doubt as we REALLY need some guidance.


    05/05/2016 at 3:58 pm
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    Sandra F.
    Fertility Counselor

    Dear Watermelon2,

    Since you are an heterosexual couple and your wife is able to prove she is unable to carry a pregnancy to term due to a uterine atony, any of the above mentioned destinations would fit your needs. However, there exist other countries where surrogacy is allowed, and perhaps their requirements might fit your needs as well: the USA, Russia, Australia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, etc.

    On the other hand, choosing a destination for undergoing surrogacy is a hard decision to make and it’s normal that you are a little bit confused right now, but it’s very positive that you’re trying to itemize both the pros and cons of each country. Many aspects should be weighted up when making up your minds, such as the requirements established by each country’s legal framework, any special peculiarity when it comes to determining who the legal parents of the unborn child will be in order to avoid further problems, costs, surrogacy agencies, etc.

    I hope you have a wonderful journey. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Best wishes

    05/06/2016 at 9:43 am
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      robert drake

      Hi Watermelon2, fyi Kiew is a calm city, no war or riots can be found there, but yes, it is Ukraine’s capital city and as any other capital city usually problems start there. Don’t know if this is an issue for you. The main advantage of Kiev is that problems take place in a park or a concrete open space in town, but not in the whole city you know? It’s clear that California is the best country, but in my case I’d choose Ukraine no doubt instead of traveling to the USA…

      05/09/2016 at 9:17 am
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    Hello, have you thought about Tbilisi, Georgia ? i would be happy to provide all info to you.

    11/10/2017 at 2:10 pm
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    lina baker

    Hello there. I hope that you are doing fine. I am sorry for going from being fertile to infertile but you are lucky to be born in this modern age where everything is possible. I myself am looking for clinics to get my surrogacy done from but surrogacy is not legal in the state where I live. I do not get what is the problem with getting a baby, it does not cause anyone any kind of harm. Surrogacy seems like the only way to get a baby and that’s why I started my research regarding it. I researched about many countries surrogacy laws and found Ukraine’s laws to my advantage. I choose Ukraine because of its suitable surrogacy laws and also because it is easy on my pocket, you should choose the clinic that has everything that you need in a perfect clinic. Do a little bit of research and I am very sure that you will find the perfect clinic.

    02/05/2018 at 4:56 pm
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    Alla Napole

    We had the same situation like Watermelon2
    I’ve been reading this forum for a such a long time too my husband and I are a straight couple, already have a biological children. after one incident i had a diagnosis -agenesia
    We’re searching for various countries, but it’s very difficult to choose one of them with the best measures Spanish,US,Australia,Georgia the cost there is too expensive.
    Ukraine is one of the variants that we stopped on, but there is not stable political situation.

    02/19/2018 at 7:11 pm
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      Hello Alla. I just want to make things regarding the political situation in Ukraine clear. The unstable situation is on the East of the country and it doesn’t touch any other region. Everything is quite and peaceful in Central and Western parts of Ukraine. So if the political situation is the only reason why you avoid this country for your surrogate program don’t be afraid. You probably read a lot about Ukrainian law which considered intended parents as legal parents since the moment of embryo transfer to the uterine of the surrogate mother. But just in case I want to remind you that to start the surrogate program in Ukraine you should be LEGALLY MARRIED HETEROSEXUAL COUPLE with one of the following indications:
      – The absence of the uterus;
      – Deformation of the cavity or cervix;
      – Diseases in which pregnancy and childbirth may endanger a woman’s life;
      – 5 IVF attempts;
      – Structural and morphological, or anatomical changes in the endometrium of the uterus;
      – Complex somatic diseases.
      One of these diagnosis should be proved by your doctor.
      Of course you should check with your local lawyer all the details of legalization of the baby in your country/state. It will help you or your agency to prepare all the documents for the Embassy here, in Ukraine. Usually clinics and agencies provide you with the birth certificate after the baby birth but you still need to get the permission from the Embasssy of your country in Kiev to transport your future baby back home.

      03/25/2018 at 4:09 pm
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