So why Kenya? Well as I prevision mentioned the cost was a deciding factor in why I choose Kiran Infertility Center in Hyderabad, India. But when I decided to go for it, India passed a law, which stated that one of the intended parents of the child must have an Indian passport. So I was left with these choices; Kenya, Ukraine and Laos.
Kenya- The current surrogacy legislation in Kenya makes it an attractive destination for “reproductive tourists and especially Egg Donation and Surrogacy Programs.” The total cost for self eggs or Caucasian / African Donor Surrogacy program is $45,000. You also have the option of sending frozen sperms or embryos, if not possible to travel for the initial visit. They also offer a Multiple Embryo Transfer Guaranteed Surrogacy program in Kenya.
Ukraine- Ukraine is one of the few countries in the world where the law approves and duly regulates the usage ART services-surrogacy and egg donation in particular. Article 123 of the Family Code of Ukraine confirms the child born from surrogate mother as a result of usage of assisted reproductive technologies belongs to the Intended Parents and their names are written on the baby’s birth certificate. The total cost of surrogacy program with Caucasian ED is around $42,000. Only married “hetero” couples are eligible.
Laos – Laos is relatively new surrogacy destination, but it is catching up. There is no surrogacy law in Laos, that is why after the ban on surrogacy in Thailand most of the Intended Parents are opting Laos as their next surrogacy destination. In Laos, in the birth certificate, a surrogate mother’s name is written along with biological father. After that, the surrogate mother will relinquish all her right about the baby and give full custody to child’s biological father. The cost of surrogacy program is $60,000, and cost of egg donors – local or Caucasian is additional. It is one of the most sought-after destinations for Chinese couples.
So Kenya it was.