Surrogacy cost

People who are planning or even simply considering the idea of using the services provided by our Agency often wonder how the cooperation is organized and how long each stage lasts. Here we will describe the complete cycle of such cooperation, and then we will look at each of the aspects in more detail. The stages include:

1.Learning about the company, its services and programs.

2.Legal registration of the necessary agreements, identification of the financial terms of cooperation.

3.Organization of meetings with several candidates. Selection of a surrogate mother.

4.Medical examination of the would-be genetic parents.

5.Legal finalization of relations with the surrogate mother and the medical center where the IVF (in vitro fertilization) will take place.

6.Implementation of medical procedures under the IVF program (cycle synchronization, selection of egg or sperm donors if necessary, embryo transfer, medication support).

The Ukrainian legislation allows:
— identification of the embryo’s gender before the embryo transfer;
— examination to discover fetal chromosomal abnormalities before the embryo transfer

7.Surrogate mother’s pregnancy monitoring in the best clinics under constant supervision of a representative of our agency.

8.Preparation of all necessary documents for legalization of the baby and registration of the parents’ rights.

9.The surrogate mother delivers a baby in one of the best clinics with the assistance of highly qualified specialists. If the genetic parents wish so, they can be present when the child is born. Cord blood banking can be organized to store cord tissue stem cells.

10.Execution of all documents required by law for the baby. These include the birth certificate, confirmation of genetic relationship, implementation of the IVF procedure, and others.
Below, we will describe the work of our Agency with clients from other countries under the Surrogacy Program. From the legal and organizational point of view – this is the most difficult situation that can be faced by the babyforyou Agency.

Scheme of cooperation of babyforyou Agency with clients from other countries under Surrogacy Program
Stage 1. Introduction. Correspondence. Consultations (not regulated).

The first consultation usually takes place in our Kyiv-based office or via Skype. It lasts one hour or more and gives our clients a wide array of information about the work of our Agency, answers to all questions they may have, including financial issues. During this meeting, we also discuss the medical aspects of the program, legal nuances, specific provisions of the laws both in Ukraine and in the country of our potential clients, we furthermore discuss the criteria for selecting a surrogate mother and, if necessary, a donor.

Stage 2. Execution of an agreement. Reconciliation of all conditions (1–2 weeks).

After the clients make a decision on cooperation, we send them a copy of an agreement, which is entirely in line with the Ukrainian laws, and a bill for our services. After the would-be parents sign the necessary papers and pay the bill, our cooperation officially begins.

Stage 3. Selection of a surrogate mother (up to 3 weeks).

The babyforyou Agency includes into its database of surrogate mothers only worthy candidates after they have undergone medical and psychological screening. During these important procedures, the following key factors are explored: delivery and pregnancy stories, general health condition, living conditions, and a legal situation. Our clients can select from among several candidates included into our database, in accordance with their wishes, and organize personal meetings with them. The final choice is always made by the future parents.

Stage 3–1. Selection of the egg donor (5–7 days).

For egg donors, we have several criteria. All women have to be young and healthy, and they should also have children (at least one). They must not have bad habits, be overweight, have mental disorders and inheritable diseases.

Stage 4. Checkup of would-be parents (1–3 days).

In order to evaluate the condition of the genetic material, our clients should also undergo medical screening. As early as at the first stage, they have to produce certificates confirming the condition of their reproductive system. We also recommend they should see a psychologist. Screening and consulting are organized in Kyiv.


Stage 5. Execution of agreements (1–3 days).

At this stage, our clients have to sign two agreements. The first is signed with the surrogate mother, and the second – with a medical center which will carry out in vitro fertilization. These documents will describe the obligations and rights of all the parties as well as their mutual responsibility. Under the Ukrainian legislation, all agreements have to be signed in the Ukrainian language, and if one of the parties represents another country, the agreement should be bilingual (one language being Ukrainian, and the second – the language of international communication).

Stage 6. Medical procedures (approximately 50 days).

A highly qualified fertility specialist will synchronize the cycles of the would-be genetic and surrogate mothers and, in approximately 4-8 weeks, will transfer the embryo. Often, two or three such IVF attempts are done.

Stage 7. Surrogate mother’s pregnancy monitoring (about 33 weeks).

After the surrogate mother’s pregnancy is confirmed, the further monitoring will be conducted in the best Ukrainian clinics under the supervision of a representative of our agency. The babyforyou Agency during the entire pregnancy will also provide her with all necessary assistance. The genetic parents will receive the complete report on all medical examinations of the surrogate mother.

Stage 8. Preparation of all necessary documents for the child legalization and registration of parents’ rights (1–2 months).

It is an important phase for the future proper registration of the child in Ukraine and its trip abroad (when the would-be parents are foreigners).  The documents for registration of legal technicalities are collected during the entire period of cooperation with the client. However, one or two months before the expected delivery, an individual route is developed, and staff of diplomatic missions is contacted to specify the procedure for documents registration.

Stage 9. Delivery by a surrogate mother and registration of all documents necessary for legalization of the baby.

The surrogate mother delivers a baby in the best clinics with the assistance of leading specialists. If the genetic parents wish so, they can be present when the child is born. The newborn child is monitored by a highly qualified pediatrician while the genetic parents stay in Ukraine. Then, all the necessary documents are prepared that enable the genetic parents to take their child home.

Stage 10. Legal support for the Agency’s clients in the country of their residence (not regulated).

We provide assistance in preparing documents for registration of the child in a country of which its parents are nationals. If necessary, we can recommend a lawyer working with such cases and living in the respective country, who will provide all the required assistance pertaining to naturalization of the baby and to all accompanying issues.

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Surrogacy Program Packages

We organize provision of highly qualified medical and legal assistance to you at all stages of surrogacy programs regardless of which program package you select.


The Standard Surrogacy Program Package offered by the babyforyou Agency includes all the necessary options aimed at achieving the main goal of our cooperation – to make you happy parents of your own healthy child.


The babyforyou Agency’s program “Surrogacy Premium” includes all the options necessary to achieve your goal – to have your own baby. The contract is based on the “all inclusive” system.


The VIP program belongs to the “all inclusive” tariff series. It is developed and calculated on the basis of any wishes you may have.