First of all, there are legal aspects of who can become a surrogate mother which is regulated by the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, regarding assisted reproductive techniques and surrogacy in particular. It specifies that each woman who would like to become a surrogate mother must, first of all, have at least one healthy biological child, her age must be between 18 and 35. But we prefer to accept mothers starting from 20 years old to 33 years old. If the woman is legally married, we need to get consent from her husband that he agrees that she will be taking part in the surrogacy program, and she will become a surrogate mother. This regulation is also important, as it helps us to make sure the couples take an informed the decision and make sure the conditions in the family are safe for the mother and the baby. Each surrogate needs to feel loved and taken care of. From the medical point of view, she needs to be healthy, she cannot have any bad habits, like drug addiction or something. Once the woman comes into the program, the first evaluation starts with the IVF specialist and the ultrasound. Once the doctor has done the consult and the ultrasound, she will decide if it is worth proceeding with another medical testing. There is a long list of various tests which are required by Ukrainian law. But many clinics add even more to make sure that prospective surrogate is healthy and, she can start the surrogacy process and that she can carry a healthy baby. Our IVF specialists say that surrogate pregnancy and any other IVF pregnancy in its course carries the same possible complications as a regular pregnancy. So we need to make sure that the woman can and will carry the child to term and that everything will be good. She will have many ultrasounds, she will have her smears done and blood tests for hormone levels for different diseases. The surrogate also has a conversation with a therapist. The last doctor who confirms a woman can become a surrogate is the general practitioner who looks at all tests results and consults the patient before recommending her for the surrogacy program. So it is quite a long process, but in this way it is honest, and it is the right way to do it both on the legal part and medical part.