State Has Acted to Ensure Couple Can Return From Ukraine with Newborn, Judge Says

Aodhan O’Faolain | Irish Times | April 16, 2021 An Irish couple who traveled to Ukraine to welcome their surrogacy-born son, were not going to be allowed to return home. New travel bans were enacted while they were away, requiring travelers from certain countries to pre-book a quarantine hotel. The couple challenged the government’s failure … Continue reading State Has Acted to Ensure Couple Can Return From Ukraine with Newborn, Judge Says

Poor Legal Regulation Threatens Health of Ukraine’s Egg Donors

Kate Baklitskaya and Magdalena Chodownik | New Eastern Europe | March 15, 2021 This article highlights the need for stricter regulation of surrogacy and egg donation in Ukraine and Poland, underscored by additional risks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Early travel bans left many newborns stranded in Ukraine, and the current economic decline may be … Continue reading Poor Legal Regulation Threatens Health of Ukraine’s Egg Donors

Mothers, Babies Stranded in Ukraine Surrogacy Industry

By Maria Varenikova | The New York Times | August 15, 2020 This article describes a disturbing situation in the Ukrainian surrogacy industry. Surrogates hired by foreign couples are sent by agencies to Northern Cyprus to circumvent restrictions for same-sex couples or for sex selection. Alarming reports reveal required C-sections and poor medical care, leading … Continue reading Mothers, Babies Stranded in Ukraine Surrogacy Industry

Spanish Parents Finally Reach Surrogate Baby in Ukraine

By Nick Connolly and Enrique Anarte | DW News | June 11, 2020 This video features the journey of a Spanish couple to meet their baby born to a surrogate one month prior in Ukraine, during the COVID-19 lockdown. The interviewer explains how they traveled over 10,000 kilometers from Madrid to Ukraine and back again … Continue reading Spanish Parents Finally Reach Surrogate Baby in Ukraine

Assisted Reproductive Medicine in Ukraine Needs Legislative Regulation

Interfax-Ukraine | May 19, 2020 Olena Babych, a lawyer specializing in the field of reproductive law in Ukraine, calls for legislative regulation of assisted reproductive medicine in Ukraine, in particular surrogacy. Heads of the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine report that a corresponding bill has been submitted to Parliament addressing assisted reproduction overall. Efforts are … Continue reading Assisted Reproductive Medicine in Ukraine Needs Legislative Regulation

100 Babies Stranded in Ukraine After Surrogate Births

By Andrew E. Kramer | New York Times | May 16, 2020 This article not only covers the situation in Ukraine, where at least 100 babies born to surrogates are stranded in a hotel, but also provides background on surrogacy practices in a country at war and the poorest nation in Europe. Read the full … Continue reading 100 Babies Stranded in Ukraine After Surrogate Births

Europe’s COVID-19 Lockdown Leaves New Families in Limbo in Ukraine

By Orlando Crowcroft & Marta Rodriguez Martinez | Euronews | April 4, 2020 in this article, a couple navigate travel restrictions after their son was born to a surrogate in Ukraine. With Ukraine’s borders closed, the couple details how they are processing their son’s UK citizenship and other obstacles they faced in the wake of … Continue reading Europe’s COVID-19 Lockdown Leaves New Families in Limbo in Ukraine

Ukraine’s ‘Baby Factories’: The Human Cost of Surrogacy

By Madeline Roache | Al Jazeera | September 13, 2019 As other countries crack down on commercial surrogacy, Ukraine is becoming an increasingly popular destination for individuals and couples who wish to form families in this way. But, as this article summarizes, intended parents and surrogates alike report that the Ukrainian commercial surrogacy companies they … Continue reading Ukraine’s ‘Baby Factories’: The Human Cost of Surrogacy

Disabled Child Abandoned in Ukraine Shines Light on Troubled Surrogacy Industry

By Xavier Symons | BioEdge | August 24, 2019 Three-year-old Bridget was conceived in the Ukraine through a surrogacy arrangement but abandoned after birth when her parents discovered she was ill and had disabilities. Her case, as this article explains, is not isolated and is promoting critics to call for stricter surrogacy regulations. Read the full … Continue reading Disabled Child Abandoned in Ukraine Shines Light on Troubled Surrogacy Industry

Spain to reject registration of babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine

By Marta Rodriguez Martinez and Rachael Kennedy | Euronews | Feb. 20, 2019 The Spanish government is blocking the return of babies born to surrogates in Ukraine, the second time the government has challenged births through international surrogacy. Compensated surrogacy is illegal in Spain. Ukraine has become a “hotspot” for intended parents whose home country … Continue reading Spain to reject registration of babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine