Surrogacy cost in Ukraine is a matter of controversy, is it as cheap as everybody says? Does it mean that the quality is low and the risks are high?
First we need to point out that a Surrogacy program is a sum of many different separate costs. On one side we have all medical cost associated with the IVF procedures, genetic tests, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, and all other medical cost before the pregnancy, plus the costs connected with the pregnancy care, consultations of the surrogate mother, monthly screenings, medicines, delivery, etc. And one the other side we have the costs associated with the compensation of the donor of oocytes and the surrogate mother herself.
We can roughly say that the cost of a Surrogacy program can be divided in 2 equal parts, the compensation of the surrogate mother and the oocytes’ donor being around 50% of the cost while the other 50% will be expended in the medical procedures, genetic tests, PGD, pregnancy care, medicines, delivery and the profits of the specialized agency, the profits being not more than 20% of the whole cost of the program.
From the data above you can easily see that the main reason of a low surrogacy cost in Ukraine is direct consequence of a much lower compensation for both the egg donor and the surrogate compared with the amounts paid, for instance, in United States. The cost of a Surrogate in United States starts from 75.000 USD, or 4 times more than in Ukraine. The compensation of oocytes’ donors in Ukraine is also around 5 times lower than in North America and other rich European countries.
The medical expenditures are also lower albeit not in the same proportion. Medical equipment is overall expensive and has top quality in most of Ukrainian reproductive clinics. The prices of the medical procedures are normally quite cheap for the local population but more expensive for foreign patients. In general, the cost of the medical procedures in 2-3 times cheaper in Ukraine that in United States including the cost of complex genetic and other specific medical tests.
Finally, as a matter of fact, surrogacy agencies in Ukraine do not ask for the extremely high fees that their American counterparts ask for. With quite affordable, even negligible fees according to American standards that may vary from 5000 USD to 10.000 USD, much lower than the 50.000 USD initial fee of most of surrogacy agencies in America.
Making a quick calculation, you can easily come to the conclusion that starting a Surrogacy program in Ukraine will save you around 100.000 dollars. But the big question remain, will I succeed? Will I have the same medical conditions I am used to here in the States? Ukraine is not USA. Our clinics are in many cases small and modest, but we can assure you that most of clinics invest most of its income in keeping themself technologically updated. And a very big plus in the picture is that the staff working in Ukrainian clinics is highly educated, trained in the most advanced medical techniques and modern in the best sense of the word, keeping themself well informed and updated in the most recent discoveries of reproductive medicine.
Is Ukraine technologically worse that America? In general the answer is a big NO. Is it cheaper? yes, and mainly because of the low cost of labour force in Ukraine and the overall conditions of the economy compared to United States’ ones.
Will I have the quality I deserve if I apply for a Surrogacy program in Ukraine? Absolutely. Pons Medical Research specializes in Surrogacy programs in Ukraine; As a European company we work with European standards, which translates to patients´ success and excellence of service.
Are you still unsure? Write to us and we will give you detailed information about Surrogacy cost in Ukraine and our services.
|Services||Flexible 3 attempts||Guaranteed|
|Embryo transfers||1.680 USD (3 free embryo transfers)|
|Payment to surrogate mother and oocyte´s donor|
|Change of surrogate mother|
|Minimum number of trips to Ukraine||2||2|
|All necessary medicines|
|Medical fees in case of abortion||According to medical expenses|
|Medical fees in case of caesarian section||2.400 USD|
|Medical fees in case of premature birth|
|Accommodation in Odessa/Kiev (first and second visits. not after delivery of the baby)|
|Pediatrician care after the birth||Extra Cost|
|Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis(PGD) (5 chromosomes)||1.920 USD||Not Available|
|Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis(PGD) (24 chromosomes)||3.000 USD|
|Selection of the sex of the baby (s) (if PGD selected)||Not Possible|
|Transportation from/to Airport, Hotel, Clinic, etc.|
|All legal services|
|Interpretation services during the whole program|
|Assistance at the citizen´s consulate in Kiev|
|Total price of the program||41.880 USD||58.880 USD|
|Extra payment for experienced surrogate mother||3.600 USD||3.600 USD|
|Twins||4.000 USD||4.000 USD|
|Additional Cycles||5.000 USD|
|Collection of sperm in Kiev||360 USD||360 USD|
|Freezing of Sperm||150 USD||150 USD|
|In case of stimulation of Biological Mother (extended accommodation only)||1.200 USD||1.200 USD|
|Storage of Biological Material for 1 year||330 USD||330 USD|
|Compensation for surrogate mother in case of miscarriage/abortion||600 USD/every month that the surrogate mother was pregnant||600 USD/every month that the surrogate mother was pregnant|