What is the Difference in Gestational and Traditional Surrogacy? Which is Possible and the Cost of Gestational Surrogacy in Ukraine?

Surrogacy is when a woman, known as a surrogate / surrogate mother / carrier, agrees to carry and birth a child for another person or family with the help of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Either the biological material of both parents (sperm and egg) are fertilized in a lab, then implanted into the uterus of the surrogate. A donor egg or sperm donor may also be used.

For Ukrainian surrogacy, the child must be related to either or both of the intended parents and have no genetic link to the surrogate. Therefor it is impossible to do surrogacy with both donor sperm and eggs.

At Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy we guide couples from all around the world grow their families through gestational surrogacy in Ukraine.

Types of Surrogacy

There are different types of surrogacy: Traditional vs Gestational Surrogacy

Traditional Surrogacy

The surrogate mother’s eggs are fertilized with sperm from an intended father. With traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is the biological mother of the child. This was, for many years, the norm. Remember, surrogacy goes back to the 50’s in the US. Today it is not as common as gestational surrogacy.

Gestational Surrogacy

A gestational surrogate carries an embryo created from the intended parents. A gestational surrogate is not genetically related to the fetus in any way. The intended parents may contribute both sperm and eggs, or they may use a third-party egg or sperm donor unrelated to the gestational surrogate.

Advantages of Gestational Surrogacy

If you wish to use your own existing embryos, or create embryos using your own biological material - sperm and egg, you can only use gestational surrogacy.

If you are using a donor, the characteristics of a donor and surrogate are different. For the donor, whether it is an egg donor or sperm donor, the future parents will want genetic qualities. You may want a specific hair color, eye color, hight and look. For donors, the most important think is their ability to create healthy eggs or sperm.

For a gestational surrogate, since their genetic material is not used and there is no genetic link between the surrogate and your child, you do not have to find someone who has specific genetic characteristics. Instead, you are looking for someone who will be the perfect carrier for your child. She should be extremely healthy and have had one or more successful healthy pregnancies with children born by natural childbirth. We look for a healthy and supportive living environment and women who are responsible, calm, nurturing, and have a positive outlook.

Not having a genetic connection to the child encourages a sense that a gestational carrier is more of an extreme babysitter than “mother”. There is less of an emotional connection.

Surrogacy in Ukraine: Gestational surrogacy is the only form of surrogacy legal in Ukraine. In addition, as mentioned above, one of the intended parents must be genetically linked to the child. It is not important if it is the intended mother or father. They may use a donor for either eggs or sperm, but not both. These options are available:

  • Surrogacy with both the intended mother’s eggs and the intended father’s sperm
  • Surrogacy with the intended father's sperm and a donor’s egg.
  • Surrogacy with the intended mother's egg and donor’s sperm.
  • PGD and gender selection is available for all these programs.
  • Embryo adoption is available to single women and lesbian couples. All other programs are sadly only available to traditional married couples.

Gestational surrogacy success rates depend on the quality of the egg and sperm. Donor egg programs are usually more successful than programs using your own biological material. Doing PGD (NGS) 24 Preimplantation Genetic Testing will also increase the rates or successful implantation and live birth by 18% and higher. Our success rates vary from 68% to 86%. Starting the process we show your test results to our doctors and fertility specialists to give you an estimate of your personal success rate.

How Much Does Gestational Surrogacy Cost

This depends on where you do it. Surrogacy is legal in only a few countries. In the US, it can cost as much as $200,000. In Ukraine gestational surrogacy costs with an all-inclusive program about $40,000 and higher. The gestational surrogacy cost is dependent on if you use a donor, PGD testing, and the cost of exit procedures for your country mostly. At Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency our programs include your up front documentation all they way through what you need to get home.

Gestational surrogacy Agencies differ greatly in Ukraine. It is essential to make sure you have the very best surrogate. This means good compensation to attract the best, amazing medical screening, and constant monitoring throughout the pregnancy. When you look at gestational surrogacy cost, it pays to have the best to ensure your child is healthy and carried to term safely. At Delivering Dreams we ensure all this is done and more to make sure you have the very best conditions for success.

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