Surrogate-born children wait in Ukraine amid coronovirus travel restrictions

Surrogate-born children wait in Ukraine amid coronovirus travel restrictions
Surrogate-born children wait in Ukraine amid coronovirus travel restrictions

The coronovirus epidemic has affected the global trade of surrogate delivery, leaving many children and their new parents thousands of miles away.

In Ukraine, the company BioTexCom, which runs a human reproduction center in Kiev, drew attention to the issue when it released a video showing dozens of children in cottages, apparently waiting for their parents to live in them. Were staying.

In the video, lawyer Denise Harman of BiotexCom says, "We are doing this for all the children we were born with or expecting delivery soon."

Ukrainian Parliament Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmila Denisova told the Associated Press that about 100 surrogate infants are expected to be raised by parents in the country, about half of them in biotexom facilities. The number could be thousands if coronovirus travel restrictions are extended, he said.

Ukraine's surrogate system came to an end when its government attempted to combat the coronovirus epidemic in an attempt to ban foreigners entering in March. Many parents were unable to leave their home countries, while others have reportedly resorted to entering Ukraine from neighboring country Belarus with travel restrictions only, despite an alleged global epidemic.

Amid growing public outrage, the Foreign Ministry says it is trying to reach an agreement with other governments so that parents can enter the country and raise their children.

Ukraine has a large and legal surrogacy industry, which flourishes as a Ukrainian woman trying to make money amidst the country's economic struggles, resorting to carrying infants for future foreign parents Has been

While the Ministry of Health does not provide data on surrogate births, independent experts estimate that there are between 2,000 and 2,500 surrogate births each year in Ukraine. Ukrainian surrogacy mothers can expect to earn between $ 15,000 and $ 17,000, and the companies get twice as many customers from the United States, Europe and elsewhere.

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