Surrogacy FAQ for Intended Parents
What is the proportion of Western Clients in your partner Clinic?
It is approx. 100%. We have worked with IPs from the USA, UK, Spain, India, Australia, Vietnam, France, New Zealand, UAE, Canada, Oman, Singapore, Malaysia, China, South Korea, and Israel. Many-a-times, IPs also come down for a self-cycle and IUI.
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How are the ED / Surrogates recruited?
Most of the time Clinic does have a good number of egg donors ready to donate at any given time. We also recruit surrogates via the IVF clink directly NO SUB AGENTS are used by us. This means we get a higher success rate as competed to any other IVF clinic.
Our mantra is simple.. let the IVF doctor prepares the donor, and the surrogate and our doctor being the embryologist also helps. She would normally have her own children in the range of- 22-28 years of age. The surrogate would also have to clear some basic pathological and certain baseline investigations eg infectious disease screening.
The surrogate preparation time is approximately 2-3 weeks. After the embryo transfer, the surrogates stay in a single-bedroom self-contained apartment, not in Hostels or shared accommodation.
This means that the surrogates are well looked after and are always under the care of the doctor or his team. By making them stay in individual apartments we have noticed that the surrogates are under less stress and are happier as their families can visit them more frequently.
Any advice for Intended Mothers who are 40 plus...?
It is recommended that she get an S.FSH level done on day 1/2/3 of her next menses. An FSH level of more than 10 mIU/ml but less than 14 mIU/ml is suggestive of Incipient Ovarian Failure and that above 14 mIU/ml suggests Established Ovarian Failure.
In such a case Donor Egg IVF will be the best option for you. These kits can be purchased from your local chemist.
Will the Intended Parents be able to select an Egg Donor beforehand?
Yes, We can provide you with local Thai, Malaysian, Chinese as well as Caucasian Egg Donor profiles to choose from. But please note that this is an anonymous egg donation program. Thus neither egg sharers nor professional egg donors will be allowed to meet with the intended parents.
How do you ensure the integrity of this medical procedure?
One of our staff member will be available in the clinic at the time of the Ovum (egg) pick-up of the donor or else we can organize a picture of the donor at the time of the egg pick-up. Later on Bangkok Surrogacy can also assist you to confirm this via a DNA test (optional and this does cost extra).
When are the contracts signed and under which laws?
All the Contract papers would be drafted by the Solicitors and sent across to you and they will be subject to Bangkok jurisdiction.
The following are the 3 major agreements / contracts that will be signed between the IP and the Surrogate/ Agency. I)Memorandum of Intent II)Mutual Services agreement III)Agreement between the IP and the egg Donor.
How long is the whole protocol from down regulation to embryo implantation?
Approx. 6 weeks. However, you are required to be in a city only for 15 days. The down regulation requires the donor to be on tablets only and will not require any monitoring.
What if we use our own eggs and will that mean I will have to stay longer in Kenya than the usual 6 weeks it takes for the whole process of surrogacy?
Both parents will be required to stay for a maximum of three weeks. Intended Mother ( IM) would need to be in the clinic a few days prior to the menses so that the clinic can run some tests along with a physical examination.
IM’s stimulation (Gonadotropin Injections) will then be started from day 1 or day 2 of the IM’s menses (after doing the blood hormonal test). The IM will be required to take two injections daily for approx. 10 days within which you will have formed multiple mature eggs in both your ovaries. The Ovum Pick-up will be approx.
on day 13 and the Embryo Transfer into the surrogate on day 15. You can then leave Bangkok soon after the Embryo Transfer. The clinic will begin the preparation of the surrogate here from day 1 of her menses and begin her Luteal support once the embryos have reached the clinic.
The Embryo Transfer is done on the fourth day after the clinic begins the Luteal support. The surrogate will then continue all her medication for fifteen days at the end of which a pregnancy test will be done. Parents can, however, leave on the day of the Embryo Transfer and become parents would then co-ordinate all the rest of the communication as well as send all updates to the parents by email and phone.
If you can’t follow all this, just email us and we will work out a plan of action for you and your partner in conjunction with the clinic, the surrogate and the ED ( if required).
If we were to use our own frozen embryo, it should take less than 6 weeks to complete the whole surrogacy process, is that right? Can you give us an idea exactly how long will the process take?
In case of a Frozen Embryo Transfer, either of the parents would not need to be in Cambodia.Cambodian Surrogacy would co-ordinate all the rest of the communication as well as send all updates to the parents by email and phone.
In which Hospital would the delivery take place?
Their IP’s have a choice of delivery in a public or a private hospital. ( private hospital costs are slightly higher and are not in included in our package.