The Ukrainian legislation enables surrogacy for both Ukrainian and foreign couples. This attracts intended parents from countries where domestic legislation might be less tolerant and the cost of the surrogacy services is significantly higher than in Ukraine. Additionally, there is a demand for a surrogacy from local couples in Ukraine. The intended parents from inside Ukraine frequently search for surrogates among friends or family. This search might be quite time-consuming but is frequently less expensive than rather getting a professional surrogacy agency to do all of the duties. An independent search for candidates for surrogates is highly risky and practically can be done by married couples residing in Ukraine.
Foreign couples frequently need support during selection of surrogates and coordination of the entire legal process related to surrogacy. The latter are also frequently restricted in time of their stay in Ukraine. Therefore, the most efficient method for foreign couples is to use the services supplied by surrogacy agencies. Based on the Procedure of assisted reproductive technologies use, ART might be offered by IVF clinics which have the right license, equipment and accreditation certificate, although surrogacy agencies takes a significant part in supplying surrogacy services in Ukraine.
As an international surrogacy agency in Ukraine, Parents Life does not provide medical services but focuses rather on selecting surrogates and entire coordination of surrogacy programs, as well as on the legal support and additional services associated with surrogacy programs. Hereafter, we will review some options regarding interactions among the intended parents, surrogates and Parents Life.
When signing up to Parents Life, the intended parents get access to the database of surrogates prescreened by Parents Life who meet medical and legal requirements.