Surrogacy process step by step

Opting for surrogacy services to grow your family tree is a huge step in everyone’s life. Also, it’s a big journey for the intended parents.

You might need a guide for your surrogacy in Ukraine ‒ in this article, we’ll thoroughly explain every step of the journey. At Herman Family & Law, you can expect us to provide consultations at every step you take toward your new baby.

Is surrogacy the right choice for you?

It’s a big decision and a big commitment, too. Couples choosing surrogacy should thoroughly investigate regulations, weigh the benefits and drawbacks, and, finally, see if surrogacy is the correct choice for them.

Make sure you are prepared to commit entirely to the surrogacy process before you start by educating yourself about the advantages and risks of the procedure. Parents considering adopting a child through a surrogate should be mindful of the material and emotional commitment. They should ensure they have the means to do it.

Before beginning the surrogacy procedure, think about speaking with a counselor or surrogacy professional if you’re having trouble deciding whether to become parents via surrogacy or if you need more information.

We are ready to consult you about any legal aspects of your surrogacy you have questions about.

Getting ready

In Ukraine, only gestational surrogacy is allowed. The child born through gestational surrogacy has no biological connection to the surrogate. Instead, in-vitro fertilization develops the embryo using an egg and sperm from the intended parents. Embryo transfer to the surrogate comes after laboratory fertilization of the egg.

Surrogacy process step by step

A surrogacy agency can offer all medical surrogacy services. To finish the legal procedure, you will also require a surrogacy lawyer.

You’ll start drafting your surrogacy plan at this point, which is a summary of your preferences for the surrogacy process.

You’ll also start the screening procedure to fulfill your agency’s requirements for intended parents once you’ve decided on a surrogacy agency and lawyer.

Finding a match

Finding the ideal surrogacy opportunity with a surrogate mother is one of the most exciting and crucial aspects of surrogacy.

If you’ve already found a surrogacy option, working with a lawyer focusing on reproductive law is also necessary. Nonetheless, if you haven’t discovered a surrogacy option, you will probably need to use a surrogacy agency’s matching services.

A surrogacy specialist will assist intended parents in creating their surrogacy. Together, they will develop a profile based on the surrogacy strategy to display it to surrogates who are also seeking a surrogacy option.

A profile of the opposite party will be given to them once the surrogacy service has found a match between a surrogate mother and intended parents who have comparable intentions.

Suppose there is a mutual desire to proceed further. In that case, the parties may communicate more before making the relationship official by creating the first written contract.

Legal Requirements

Each party will have a separate surrogacy lawyer to guarantee their interests are safeguarded and represented correctly in the contract.

The legal side of surrogacy is discussed during individual meetings with attorneys. When every party agrees to the contents of the contract, they can sign it and proceed with the chosen plan.

Herman Family & Law professionals act in your best interests, ensuring the contract protects your parental rights.

Surrogacy process step by step

Following the first trimester, your lawyer will work with the intended parents to establish them as the child’s legal parents, enabling them to make decisions regarding the infant’s care and having their names listed on the birth certificate. It’s a crucial step to take if you want to avoid any legal issues and establish parental rights stress-free.

A fertilization and embryo transfer process

Contracts must be completed before medical treatments to prepare for embryo transfer may start. There will probably be a designated fertility clinic in charge of this process.

In addition to receiving medicine to aid in egg development, the prospective mother will also undergo an egg retrieval operation. An embryo is then produced from the fertilized eggs in a lab and delivered to the surrogate. Before and during the embryo transfer, the surrogate will receive fertility therapies.

The surrogate will start receiving payments for basic salary and monthly allowance as soon as a healthy pregnancy has been determined and the baby’s heartbeat has been detected. Also, she will start prenatal care, which she will get all during the pregnancy.

Depending on your situation and if you’re utilizing an egg donor, the medical treatments necessary for surrogacy may vary. Suppose a fertility clinic will use your eggs or your partner’s in surrogacy. In that case, you will be given medication to promote egg production. When the timing is perfect, you’ll go through a pretty simple egg retrieval process.

When the eggs have been collected, the prospective father’s sperm will fertilize them. Before being implanted into the surrogate mother, the embryos are cultured, and their development is monitored.

Surrogacy process step by step

The pregnancy is verified following the successful embryo transfer. When a heartbeat is detected, the surrogate will start getting paid a few months later.

The results you can expect

The child’s birth is a life-changing moment for both the intended parents and the surrogate after the lengthy surrogacy procedure. The intended parents usually accompany the surrogate to the hospital on this historic occasion.

The young family and surrogate can all come home once the baby is delivered and the surrogate is released from the hospital.