Surrogate motherhood is one of the methods of treatment of infertility by means of ancillary procedures of reproductive technology. This method provides for transfer of embryos obtained as the result of extracorporeal fertilization to the uterus of a woman having no genetic connection with these embryos. Further, she only bears this child.
The medical stage of the surrogate motherhood program is conducted at Clinic of Professor Feskov being the recognized leader among human reproduction clinics within the territory of Ukraine. It continuously improves and develops new methods aimed at boosting of effectiveness of extracorporeal fertilization and upgrades the old proven reliable procedures. Nowadays, effectiveness of artificial fertilization procedures used at our clinic is at a stable high level.
Under Ukrainian legislation on reproductive technologies used within the territory of our country, the surrogate motherhood program may involve citizens of different states.
The laws of our country are tolerant and appropriate for the current situation resulting from the increasing level of infertility among men and women in the modern civilized world. The increasing number of negative factors affecting the ability of people to produce offspring accounts for the necessity of reproductive technologies support at the level of legislation, which is successfully implemented in Ukraine.
Family Code of Ukraine in force since 01.01.2004
Article 123. Establishing of Child Origin Born through Assisted Reproductive Technologies
1. If the wife gives birth to a child conceived with the use of assisted reproductive technologies upon written consent of her husband, the latter shall be registered as the father of the child. (Note: the Article is also applied in case of traditional surrogate motherhood.)
2. In case of implantation to another woman of a human embryo conceived by the spouses (a man and a woman) with the use of assisted reproductive technologies, the spouses shall be registered as the parents of the child. (Note: the Article is also applied in case of gestational surrogate motherhood.)
3. The spouses are considered the parents of the child born by the wife after implantation to her of a human embryo conceived by her husband another woman with the use of assisted reproductive technologies.
Unlike Ukraine, surrogate motherhood is prohibited in some European countries, in some countries it is not governed by law, or only non-commercial surrogate motherhood is allowed when the surrogate mother receives no money reward for her services.
At the Surrogate Motherhood Center of the Clinic of Professor Feskov, there exists a data base on ovum donors and surrogate mothers having passed examination and ready to take part in the a surrogate motherhood program in the nearest future.