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Surrogacy in Greece – Success rates?

Surrogacy in Greece – Success rates?

  1. <span  class="bbp-author-name">Nick</span>

    Hi there,

    My wife and I are planning on surrogacy. We are IP’s coming from Germany and looking for a surrogacy treatment in the EU. We are highly interested in Greece because so far from what
    we have seen it seems economic and trustworthy. However, we’ve been told by an agency that compared to other surrogacy destinations, Greak fertility clinics’ success rates are below average and thus not really recommendable.
    What do you think? Should we still give it a try? How are the chances in % that pregnancy occurrs in the first cylce?
    Thank you for answering,


    12/21/2019 at 11:02
  2. Hi Nick,

    while it’s true that Greek fertility clinics work properly and safely and are generally trustworthy with Greek being a safe country legally speaking, pregnancy rates in Greek clinics are still low.

    Let’s analyze the following situation:

    Imagine you have found a volunteer who is willing to gestate your child. First of all, the embryo transfer can’t be started until a surrogate mother’s written consent is handed in to a Greek court. The court issues a sentence which acts as a permission to start the surrogacy treatment. After having performed the embryo transfer, the surrogate mother doesn’t get pregnant. This means that the whole process has to start again (new court sentence, etc.) and costs have to be paid again, also. Depending the costs there are two possibilites:

    Situation A: The surrogate has some leftover of frozen embryos. In this, only the second transfer has to be paid.
    Situation B: The surrogate doen’t have any leftover embryos. The ovarian punction and embryo creation has to be made again adding up to the costs.

    There have been cases in which 2-3 cycles had to be performed before pregnancy occurred. Calculating the costs, you could have done the treatment in the USA. In comparison: the total cost of the surrogacy process is 80,000 Euros in Greece whereas in the U.S it is between 120,000-130,000 Euros with a significantly higher success rate.

    Hope I could clarify your answer.

    Wish you all the best!

    12/24/2019 at 08:07