Grateful parents – The Surrogacy Journey

Our story in short: We tried to have children for many years. We tried everything that was possible to get help in our country. In the end, our doctor said that if we wanted to have a family, we had two options. It was either to adopt or choose for a surrogate mother. We chose the last one. It took about 9 years to make the final decision to go for surrogacy. If we had the opportunity, we would have had that wish to start with the surrogacy program many years earlier. The help we received at the Mediterranean Fertility Clinic was very good. We received very good follow-up from the clinic from the beginning, to the end. There were some challenges we encountered along the way, together with the clinic we managed to go through.

For us, Crete was also a wonderful resort to come to. We were able to combine both the surrogacy program and vacation at the same place. The result was magnificent. We got two beautiful and healthy children.

Much love,

Two very grateful parents!

Norway

Surrogasy success story.-A Dream that came True- (video)

ΓΙΑΤΡΕ…ΣΕ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΜΕ ΠΑΑΑΡΑ ΠΟΛΥ ΓΙΑ ΟΛΑ !!!

ΓΙΑΤΡΕ…ΣΕ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΥΜΕ ΠΑΑΑΡΑ ΠΟΛΥ ΓΙΑ ΟΛΑ !!!

Σε ευχασριστούμε που με τον επαγγελματισμό σου και την υπομονή σου μας χάρισες το ομορφότερο δώρο που μας έχουν κάνει μέχρι σήμερα, το δώρο της ΖΩΗΣ !!!
Σου ευχόμαστε να είσαι πάντα γερός και δυνατός.
Σε αγαπάμε πολύ

ΕΝΑ ΝΑ ΜΕΓΑΛΟ ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΩ

Είναι κάποια πράγματα που λόγω καταβολών από της οικογένειες μας τα θεωρούμε αυτονόητα, όπως όταν παντρεύεται ένα ζευγάρι,όλοι τους δίνουν θερμές ευχές, και εύχονται καλούς απογόνους και γρήγορα!Όταν παντρευτήκαμε με την σύζυγο μου πριν τρία χρόνια καταλάβαμε πως εμείς ήμαστε μια ‘εξαίρεση’ στο θέμα παιδιά. Και έτσι δειλά αλλά πάντα με πολύ αγάπη και πίστη μπήκαμε στον δρόμο της εξωσωματικής γονιμοποίησης,ένα δρόμο γεμάτο καινούργιες έννοιες, και άγνωστες στροφές. Μετά από πολύ ψάξιμο, αγωνία και προσμονή ο δρόμος μας έφερε στο Μεσογειακό Κέντρο Γονιμότητας του κυρίου Γιάννη Γιακουμάκη (www.ivfgreece.com), μετά από κάποιες πρώτες συζητήσεις με τον κύριο Γιακουμάκη και τον κύριο Δαφνή, η σύζυγος μου και εγώ είπαμε εδώ ήμαστε.

Μια μεγάλη αγκαλιά άνοιξε στο κέντρο για εμάς με δύο εξαίρετους επιστήμονες δίπλα μας, με την τεχνογνωσία και κυρίως με την αγάπη τους μας οδήγησαν από το χέρι στο όνειρο ζωής που τόσα καιρό λαχταρούσαμε, σε δύο μήνες πια περιμένουμε τον μικρό μας πρίγκηπα να φωτίσει την ζωή και το σπιτικό μας. Οφείλουμε ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ από καρδιάς εγώ και η σύζυγος μου, στο Μεσογειακό Κέντρο Γονιμότητα Χανιών, στους υπέροχους γιατρούς μας κύριο Γιακουμάκη και κύριο Δαφνή αλλά και σε όλο το κέντρο και τους εργαζόμενους εκεί για την άψογη συνεργασία και συμπεριφορά τους απέναντι μας, ένα ακόμα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ στην φίλη μας Λένα Βερυκάκη που πάντα με την αγάπη της και την καλή της διάθεση ήταν δίπλα μας σε ψυχολογικό αλλά και σε επίπεδο γνώσεων όπου γνώριζε. Σας ευχαριστούμε όλους από καρδιάς, για όλα!!! Tο μόνο σίγουρο είναι πως νοιώθουμε τυχεροί που στα Χανιά υπάρχουν τέτοιοι επιστήμονες και κυρίως τέτοιοι άνθρωποι!!!! Και κλείνοντας με μια συμβουλή είναι πως ‘ το ισχύ εν τι ένωση’ ισχύει πάντα και νικάει πάντα όταν δεν το βάζεις κάτω!!!!

Με αγάπη Γ. & Π.

DREAMS DO REALLY COME TRUE

DREAMS DO REALLY COME TRUE

After several failed attempts of fertility treatment in the UK, I decided to look abroad, I contacted this clinic along with others and from the initial contact to the first meet for coffee, we were made to feel like individuals and not just another number! This clinic did everything they possibly could to give us our miracle babies, nothing and I mean nothing was too much trouble for every single one of them, each journey is personal and they genuinely care about each and every one of us and they will make your dreams come true as they did ours!

Going abroad may seem very daunting but I can assure you it really is that easy, pop along to the UK Facebook page for advice «IVF ABROAD SUPPORT NETWORK» to share each other’s views and stories and lets all make dreams come true at affordable prices after all the NHS cut backs.

Sarah Jack

YOU FEEL LIKE A VALUED PATIENT

YOU FEEL LIKE A VALUED PATIENT

My experience with IVF Greece was a very different experince to another European clinic. I was blown away by the amount of support I received from the moment I had my Skype consultation all the way through to my 12 week scan. You feel like a valued patient and you know they genuinely care about making your dream come true of becoming a mummy. The communication between yourself and your consultant is 10/10 making this stressful journey not as stressful as if you was at another clinic, I speak from experience on that.

I am so pleased I found them, my only regret was I didn’t find them sooner.

Lisa Fisher / APRIL 2016 / ENGLAND

WE GOT A BABY WITH THE SURROGACY PROGRAM..

We got a baby with the surrogacy program..

We are a couple from Europe (male-41, female-36). We got a baby with the surrogacy program. Our baby is right now 5 weeks old. He is completely healthy and very easygoing and relaxed.

The first contact with the MFC (Mediterranean Fertility Centre) we had almost 1.5 years ago. At that time I informed myself well about the different options for surrogacy in different countries from India to the USA and all possibilities in Europe. I know that it is very hard to finally decide for one clinic.

But after my first visit to the MFC I was sure that I found the right clinic in the right country. How things are regulated by the law in Greece is exceptional and gives the intended parents a very safe feeling. Additional the birth certification of the baby is not issued to the surrogate mother which is very helpful and makes things much easier back home when the baby is born. So Greece was – for our case – definitely the best country to work with. Costs in Greece are very reasonable compared to the US or other Western countries. It was a no go for us to locate our baby during the pregnancy in countries like India or Russia. We decided for the MFC because I liked the small familiar clinic. You never get the feeling that you are just a “case”, it is very personal. Additional the doctors are skilled and all have been working abroad and give the impression that they have a lot of experience. From the beginning on I had the feeling that I can trust the MFC and we never got disappointed. There was also a good transparency right from the start about the costs to expect during the whole process. I really appreciate that no additional costs at all or any other hidden costs occurred later.

After the decision for the clinic it took a while to have the decision from the court that we can start. We needed medical reports for me and my surrogate and meeting with the lawyer. But from my point of view it is worth to wait a bit longer to get all arranged very well with a safe feeling. I have to add that the clinic itself did not cause any waiting time.

We first tried with frozen embryos which we had from our clinic. Three tries but no success. The embryo specialist told us ahead that they have doubts about the quality of these embryos and preferred a fresh IVF in the MFC. We only had to go there for an IVF once, the 2nd implantation with the frozen embryos did work out and my surrogate mother was pregnant.

The doctors have been always available and did the necessary medical treatment when it was due and not regarding working week /weekend or holidays. I was not used to such flexibility from doctors in my country. It impressed me quite much and I needed a bit time to trust on that availability. In my country we are used to do appointments more long term and doctors hardly work outside their defined working hours. In the MFC the people are just always available when needed – as far as I can tell.

The time of the pregnancy is of course mentally not easy to deal with knowing that your baby is so far away.  But I always had a contact person which informed me immediately about everything and I was allowed to call the contact person whenever I felt like – and it never happened that I could not reach her within one hour. We visited 3 times in Greece during the pregnancy. This helped very much to feel more relaxed about the situation.

The baby surprised us and was born unexpected 2 weeks. The arrangements to do in Greece to get all necessary papers ready to go home were very well supported by the clinic, we just had to bring some documents from home and sign when we were asked to, that was about all. 10 days after the birth we did flight back home. My surrogate mother takes good care more than 2 weeks after the birth from the clinic.

I can really say that it is worth to go through this effort, worries and waiting time for having finally a baby. With the Mediterranean Fertility Centre you have a competent and supporting partner on your side located in a country perfect for surrogacy.

To everyone who reads this: I wish you good luck. I know everyone is concerned about fake clinics but here you are at the right location – just contact the clinic..

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