Category Archives: Ask the Surrogacy Experts…

Questions from the Sensible Surrogacy community, answered by our team of consultants…

PLEASE NOTE: Information in this website is based on personal experience gained over many years of assisting infertile couples. Comments are intended as a Guide for those in need, but should not replace professional medical or legal advise. Any medical questions should ALWAYS be referred to a credentialed medical specialist before beginning any treatment.

Surrogacy in Canada or Ukraine: Which is the more secure?

Surrogacy with embryo adoption

You’ve likely never heard of Surrogacy in the UK because the laws in the UK make it impossibly difficult to find, manage and compensate your surrogate. Well, Canada has the same laws as the UK – and new enforcement may drastically effect the feasibility of surrogacy in Canada.

The Risk of Twins with Double vs Single Embryo Transfers

twins surrogacy babies

Transferring two embryos does not drastically increase the likelihood of a pregnancy, but it does drastically increase the likelihood of a twins pregnancy. If you want to avoid the risks and expense of a twins pregnancy, then you should transfer one embryo at at time.

Will hiring two surrogates leave us stranded overseas for months?

Surrogacy in Ukraine

Babies born from two surrogates can be weeks (or even months) apart. When I had my journey, our two surrogates were scheduled to deliver in June and August. We left for Mumbai expecting that my husband and I would take turns staying in Mumbai for 3 months. But we learned there are ways that you can have two babies and not suffer too much.

Should I have my baby circumcised?

To circumcise or not

On some future day my son is going to come to me and ask why I elected to desensitize his penis — and try as I might, I can’t really think of a good enough answer. “Sorry son, I just thought that it would be easier than teaching you how to wash yourself thoroughly.”

Will my surrogacy baby look like me?

Surrogacy Baby

So many couples struggle with infertility. I work with couples every day who are ready to mortgage their entire lives to have ANY child at all. I’ll never understand how someone can prefer NO child rather than a child that doesn’t look “quite like the person they had in mind”.

How can I find a good Surrogate Mother for my Indy Program?

Indy Surrogate mother

Intended Parents pursuing an Indy Surrogacy journey can only be matched with a surrogate who is willing to be an Indy surrogate. All women have their own reasons for preferring Indy, but my experience is they generally fall into one of the following groups…

Colombia vs Ukraine… which is the better surrogacy destination?

Surrogacy in Ukraine vs Colombia

Surrogacy in Colombia is a new opportunity, and Bogotá meets all of the criteria as a global surrogacy destination — the medical care is excellent, the legal framework is supportive, and the cost of living is low (e.g., it’s affordable). But the same can be said for Kiev… so which is better?

Can I still have surrogacy with high sperm fragmentation?

Compared to women, the man’s role in making babies is pretty simple and straightforward, so the possibility that the man is responsible for failed pregnancies or unsuccessful IVF cycles is often overlooked. But male infertility is common, and high sperm fragmentation is a big reason.

Is Surrogacy in Ukraine safe in the political climate?

Yes, Kiev is safe and daily life has been totally unaffected by the tensions with Russia. One of our returning parents told us “Kiev is perfectly safe and the media has blown things out of proportion… any fear comes from the mainstream media bull**it.”

What’s the best health insurance for my surrogate mother?

UDPATED: I strongly urge all couples to get health insurance for their surrogate. In most cases it’s a legal requirement. In many other cases it’s a personal requirement of the surrogate herself. She will definitely need to know you will take generous care of all the prenatal requirements, and she won’t get stuck with any of the medical bills.