This book is an honest and transparent glimpse into their experiences and emotions - from deciding on surrogacy to bringing their babies home and heaps in between. This couple has led the way for a mass of other couples already, through their guidance, navigation through the legal processes of obtaining British passports for their babies and embarking on the British Parental Order process.
Couples will need to follow the surrogacy laws of their own countries even when their babies are born via surrogacy in Ukraine. The biggest stresses stem from all the legal paperwork and procedures which can be confusing and daunting. British couples need to stay in Ukraine for 3 to 4 months while their babies' passports are being processed - roughly 2 months for Australian couples and 2-4 weeks for American couples. This time will be extended if you do not have precise paperwork and/or have not explicitly followed the correct procedure.
Bianca and her husband have set this out for you in an easy to follow structure. This will save you research, time and stress.
This Ultimate First Guide to Surrogacy in Ukraine is filled with advice, tips, suggestions on agencies based on happy current and previous clients, useful links, step-by-step legal processes, general FAQ's and even as an added bonus, all-important fertility-based recipes for that extra chance of success.
Who is this book for?
Married, heterosexual couples (only due to the laws in Ukraine)
Mostly British couples as the processes are based around the UK surrogacy laws which will be applicable even when doing surrogacy abroad.
Couples from other countries will also benefit from the tips, advice and helpful links, as well as to get a general glimpse of another couple's life during surrogacy in Ukraine.
After 8 rounds of IVF and still no baby of their dreams, Bianca and her husband decided on surrogacy in Kiev, which worked first time round. At the time of publishing, their beautiful, healthy twin boys, Max & Alex are 7 months old. The couple have never been happier.
Chapter 1 - Choosing Ukraine for Surrogacy
Chapter 2 - Preparing for our Initial Surrogacy Consultation
Chapter 3 - Initial Consultation with our Clinic in Kiev
Chapter 4 - The Next few months (of pregnancy)
Chapter 5 - Preparing to meet our Babies in Kiev, Ukraine
Chapter 6 - The Birth of Our Boys
Chapter 7 - Four Months in Kiev with Infants
Chapter 8 - The British Passport Application for your International Surrogate Babies
Chapter 9 - The UK Parental Order Process for your International Surrogate Babies
Chapter 10 - Tips from those who have already been through the process
Chapter 11 - FAQ’s
Chapter 12 - The Baby List – What to Take, What you can Get in Kiev & Other Tips
Chapter 13 - Helpful Links
Bianca Smith's first book was IVF A Detailed Guide, also based on her personal experience and research.