How Long Does Ukrainian Surrogacy Take?

This is a question we are asked by every couple. 

The easy answer is between 11-15 months.

The more specific answer is that it depends on you and on luck. Some things you can completely control, and others, like the timing of your surrogate's menstrual cycle are a bit out of your hands.

The documentation process at the beginning, should go quickly 1-2 months. It has taken less than 3 weeks or more than 3 months. We give you all the instructions and walk you through the process, but you have to be the one signing your signature and getting them notarized, apostilled or legalized in the specific way necessary in your country and state.

We have our doctors look at your test results to get you feedback and questions to help you make the best decision about they type of surrogacy you should pursue and the program you might want to ensure success without overpaying for more than you need.

Shipping sperm or embryos comes next or traveling to Ukraine to do your stimulation and egg retrieval there.

Donor matching depends on your requirements. We provide you with a handful of profiles and continue to send them until we find one you love. This process can take days or weeks. We have lots of donors, but you have to find the one that is perfect for you.

Once you choose a donor we have to wait for her cycle then stimulation and egg retrieval takes about 10 days.

Your embryos are cultured for 5-6 days and we recommend PGD testing on the viable blastocysts. This process takes about 3 weeks for results.

Once you have happy embryos ready to go, we will match you with a surrogate. We have surrogates available right away. Like with donors, it needs to be someone you feel comfortable and confident having as your surrogate. This process can take a week or a month.

For surrogate stimulation it takes 45-60 days depending on where she is in her cycle before transferring your embryo.

Then ten days before the pregnancy test.

You can speed this process up by choosing donors and surrogates that are ready to go in their cycle, completing documentation quickly and getting us started planning shipping as early as possible.

There are also opportunities to slow things down. Why? You may want to do this so you can spread out the payments. Since the payments happen according to events and not dates, if you want to you can start the documentation process and delay at several points - before you or your donor starts stimulation, before your surrogate starts stimulation. 

This can allow you to spread out the payments over a much longer time if you would like. Sometimes couples delay the process to try to avoid local holidays, aim for time they have off from work and can travel or avoid cold weather. 

After the pregnancy and delivery, the timing of getting exit documentation depends on your country. US and Ireland are usually the fastest, UK takes the longest. We expedite everything to minimize your stay. 

Our job is to do our best to meet your expectations, there are things that can throw timing off. Holidays, menstrual cycles and biology don't follow the schedule we would like. 

Now is the time to start.

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Media Contact:

Company name: Delivering Dreams International Surrogacy Agency
Name: Susan Kibler
Tel.: +1 908 386 3864
Tel: +380 32 253-7541

Address: PO Box 36, 55 Main Street, Califon, NJ 07830

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