One of the basic natural rights of every human being is the right to procreation. A person can exercise this right through paternity. According to Art. 51 of the Constitution of Ukraine, the family, childhood, motherhood, and fatherhood are protected by the state. However, some people are deprived of the opportunity to exercise their right to parenthood for medical reasons, in particular, infertility.
The problem of infertility is widespread throughout the world. So, in order to solve it, doctors have developed the latest methods of infertility treatment – assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Surrogacy is a method of infertility treatment, a variety of ART (assisted reproductive technologies), in the case of which a surrogate mom becomes pregnant and gives birth to a biologically foreign baby, which is then passed on to other persons (genetic parents).
Gestational surrogacy Ukraine is allowed by law. Employees of the best surrogacy agency in Ukraine World Center of Baby note that the role of the surrogate mother in the implementation of the surrogacy Ukraine programs is important today. Below you will find out in more detail about her rights and obligations.
According to the World Center of Baby, the clients of a surrogacy agreement can be a married couple, lesbians, gay men, a single woman or man, etc. At the same time, the executor of the surrogacy agreement is undoubtedly the surrogate mother. Thus, in Art. 1 of the draft Law of Ukraine “On Auxiliary Motherhood”, a surrogate mother is defined as a woman who gave birth to a child after implantation in her body (without the use of her biological material) of the embryo (embryos) of customers.
World Center of Baby states that the best surrogate mother can be a physically healthy woman who has agreed to accept the embryo from the customers in a clinic, give birth to the child, and hand it over to customers as a family member for a fee or for altruistic reasons. According to the law, a surrogate mother must be at least 18 years old and not older than 35 years. She must have a child and be healthy both physically and morally.
The procedure for the use of assisted reproductive technologies in Ukraine establishes a larger list of requirements for a perfect surrogate mother. Thus, a surrogate mother can be an able-bodied adult woman who has her own healthy child, submits a voluntary written application, and has no medical contraindications. In addition, one of the conditions for gestational surrogacy is the lack of a direct genetic link between the surrogate mother and the child.
In conclusion, we should note that the cost of surrogacy in Ukraine is approximately $ 35,000. This does not include the cost of medical examinations, medicines, meals, accommodation, etc. For more information on the price, as well as the rights and responsibilities of a surrogate mother, visit a forum of the agency World Center of Baby.