Our staff has years of experience coordinating surrogacy from all over the world and has upheld the highest standards of ethics in our practice and when it comes to who we are willing to do business with. We take great care and concern in selecting the clinics that we have chosen to work with both in the U.S. and abroad.
We want your experience to be one of trusted guidance from professionals whose ultimate goal is your success in creating a loving family. We have spent a great deal of time and care in evaluating the many IVF and surrogacy programs available in Ukraine and The Republic of Georgia. The ones we have selected have met our strict standards of excellence. We think it is important to note that not every clinic is created equal and you should be wary of clinics abroad offering prices that seem too good to be true. Many of those clinics we have rejected for reasons either due to questionable business practices, sub-par medical practices, and standards or safety concerns – just as in the U.S. not every doctor and/or clinic is perfect or even good. This is why we, as an agency, have chosen to work with just a handful of doctors and clinics we feel share the same ethics and standards of care we embrace. When considering whether or not to work with a surrogacy clinic in another country, we consider everything we would consider when looking at a clinic in the U.S.: success rates, modern facilities, lab, and medical protocols, adherence to ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine) and ESHRE (European society for human reproduction and embryology) guidelines, and general transparency.
What most people don’t know when they’re researching these clinics is that most of the births take place in public hospitals. Why is this important and why should it matter to intended parents?
Although there are many wonderful public hospitals in Ukraine, you should know that they do not allow intended parents to be in the delivery room during birth via surrogacy. For this reason, Nest Egg Fertility works only with private hospitals which will allow you to be in the room for the delivery of your baby as well as the opportunity to stay with your baby during the hospital stay. Most public hospitals in Ukraine will only allow you to visit and/or hold your baby for 30 mins a day until the surrogate is released. In cases where the surrogate gives birth via C-section, that can be up to seven days of seeing and holding your baby for only 30 mins a day. We find that unacceptable for everyone involved, so we work with only the private hospitals that are flexible and understand the importance of immediate bonding between baby and parent.