Hi, everybody. I’m here to find some help and advice on what to do further. I’m not infertile and can conceive, but I suffer from kidney problems. My GP tells me that they can just stop working properly if I try to become pregnant. Getting pregnant with kidney problems is also quite risky for a baby as he won’t be able to develop properly. After long discussions and visiting quite a lot of doctors, we decided to find a surro mum for our future child. Here, in the USA, it’s possible to do it. We contacted several fertility clinics and agencies, but it costs too much for us. We can’t afford this as my hubby is opening a new business and we aren’t sure whether we’ll be able to pay for everything. We decided to go abroad where surrogacy is cheaper. I have several cousins in Ukraine. They advised us to visit this country and find surrogate there. Surrogacy is allowed in Ukraine and there are quite a lot of infertile couples who choose this country as their final destination. The clinic is situated in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. It has quite a lot of favorable feedbacks on various fertility forums so we just tried to contact them. When we came to Kiev we were met at the airport and provided with meals and nice apartment. However, it was the end of the things we really liked about this clinic. Firstly, this clinic turned to be a small private villa. It was so tiny and overcrowded, that we had to wait nearly 2 hours to consult the doctor. We saw large queues nearly everywhere. In addition, we met one couple from France there. They were getting their oocyte donation program there. The husband was annoyed very much, because he had to wait nearly an hour to pick up his sperm. Bad organization was seen everywhere: overcrowded clinic halls, unfriendly and busy staff, tired and very formal administrators. The doctor whom we met spoke with us very formally. We clearly understood that she treated us like dozens of other patients. Of course, we didn’t sign up a contract, and now we are thinking what to do further… I just want to ask your opinion about this clinic… Is there anybody here who has contacted it? What do you think about the clinic that can’t organize its work properly?
P.S. We have also visited another Ukrainian clinic.The clinic looks rather presentable. We were met by a courteous administrator, polite manager and a very soothing doctor. We liked the way we were treated there. However, the clinic hall was nearly empty if compared to the other clinic. Can we trust this clinic??? Or maybe it’s better to contact another clinic or maybe another country???