Surrogacy, a complex and emotionally charged topic, has been gaining significant attention in recent years. Such types of Assisted Reproductive Technologies can be a ray of hope for those struggling with infertility, same-sex couples, or individuals who are unable to carry a pregnancy to term due to various medical reasons.
Let’s consider the topic about Surrogacy together in this article!
Surrogacy refers to a legal arrangement between the Intended parents (couple which have some issues with fertility and seek for medical treatment options) and the Surrogate (a woman who voluntarily agrees to carry and give birth to a child alien to her).
Surrogacy can take different forms, but there are two main categories of it:
- Traditional Surrogacy – the Surrogate is genetically related to the child she carries because her own egg is used in the process.
- Gestational Surrogacy – involves the use of In vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques, where an embryo created using the Intended parents’ genetic material (or donor genetic material) is transferred into the Surrogate’s uterus.
It means that the Surrogate in Gestational surrogacy is not biologically related to the child. Such kind of Surrogacy is considered to be the best option because of safety, physical and moral considerations for all parties – Intended parents, Surrogate and baby.
The Surrogacy process typically involves different medical procedures, legal agreements, and emotional considerations.
It may require the assistance of high qualitative fertility specialists, including reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, and fertility clinics, who oversee the medical aspects of the IVF process and the transfer of embryos in the state-of-the-art laboratories.
Surrogacy in the world
The practice of Surrogacy treatment varies greatly around the world, with different countries adopting diverse legal and regulatory frameworks.
Some countries have embraced surrogacy as a legal and viable option for intended parents, while others have placed restrictions or outright bans on the practice.
There are some countries where Surrogacy is allowed:
- Surrogacy in the US – legal regulations vary from state to state. The states with well-regulated legal processes are California, Nevada, Illinois, etc.
- Surrogacy in Canada – Commercial Surrogacy is prohibited in Canada, meaning it must be strictly altruistic, Surrogates cannot receive compensation beyond reimbursement for certain expenses.
- Surrogacy in UK – Surrogacy is legal in the UK, but it is also strictly altruistic. Surrogates can only receive “reasonable expenses” (transportation, accommodation, etc.) for their involvement.
- Surrogacy in Ukraine – is considered to be the most affordable and well-established legal country for Surrogacy.
Ukraine is the country where only Gestational Surrogacy is allowed. There are strict legal regulations that protect the interests of all parties involved.
ADONIS International is a high-quality medical establishment that works in Ukraine and provides a full-cycle treatment process in its own premises.
ADONIS provides the services of full Medical lead-up, Examination process, Surrogate and Donor matching, Prenatal care and Delivery, Legal regulation, help with Accommodation and Transportation and many others.
It is always important to note that Surrogacy process must be controlled by experienced specialists with legal professionals that understand the specific regulations of the country or state where you are considering surrogacy.
Be attentive to the clinic you choose for your Infertility treatment and childbirth.
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