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Surrogacy & Egg Donation in Ukraine

What are the laws? What are the average costs? How are surrogates and donors screened? What is the profile of an average surrogate? Can you use your own egg donor? Who goes on birth certificates? What checks and balances are there?

Olga Pysana, World Center of Baby, Ukraine

Surrogate & Donor Screening & Contact in Eastern Europe

Your relationship with your donor and/or surrogate will be very different in a non-English speaking country, sometimes due to laws, often due to language and cultural barriers. But how does the screening of donors and surrogates differ from say the USA? This session takes a look at comparative screening and support processes in Russia, Ukraine & Georgia

Moderator: Sam  Everingham
Panelists: Hasmik Bichakhchyan, Surrogate Baby, Russia, Anna Lisnichenko, Perfect Surrogacy, Ukraine, Tamari Kachlishvili, ReproArt, Georgia

How Ukraine Surrogacy Programs have coped with Covid-19

What changes  has this meant to surrogacy practice? Can Intended parents still travel from UK & Europe to make embryos or provide sperm? Is there any impact on surrogate recruitment and care? Are additional tests required to engage?  What can Perfect Surrogacy offer clients?

Anna Lisnichenko, Perfect Surrogacy, Ukraine

Guarantee Programs for Surrogacy & Egg Donation in Ukraine

The pros and cons for ‘guarantee’ and ‘money-back’ programs. What do they guarantee? Can they be combined with a program which uses your own embryos first? How cost effective are they?

Dimitris Kavakas, Redia UK

Parent Panel

Parents via Ukraine surrogacy and egg donation discuss the details of their journeys, what the most difficult parts were, disclosure to family and friends, how they overcome hurdles and how they chose particular providers to work with.

Moderator: Sam Everingham

Panellists:  Rob & Tenille Fellows (Australian parents via Perfect Surrogacy), Shabana (UK mum using World Centre of Baby) Sharon O’Leary (Irish mum)

Surrogate Motivations & Expectations

Surrogates from Ukraine discuss what drives them to assist others and what expectations they have around relationships with their recipients

Panelists: Oksana Yatsenko, (Ukraine) Perfect Surrogacy