A typical intended parent’s journey

There is no such thing as a typical surrogacy journey. Though the steps along the way may seem similar, every surrogacy case holds its own unique qualities that make gestational surrogacy a largely bespoke process.

With this in mind, we at Sunny Day Surrogacy approach each case with an open mind, both leveraging wisdom from our own personal surrogacy journey as well as consulting expert advice relevant to the intended parents.

We are with you from the first step and work to ensure that all details and idiosyncrasies are identified, understood and addressed, leaving intended parents to focus on what really matters: their new baby.

01

Consultation

The journey with Sunny Day Surrogacy begins with your first meeting over video conference. In this meeting, we will get to know more about you, your dream of parenthood and how we can help.

02

Contracts

As soon as you are ready, the team at Sunny Day Surrogacy will ask you to sign and submit a surrogacy agreement with us. This document will outline our responsibilities and your rights as intended parents over the process. It will also mark the beginning of our work to provide all necessary legal documentation of services provided as well as legal agreements for intended parents and surrogates. These documents will be crucial for passport applications and the overall exit process.

03

Sperm Collection

Once contractual agreements are in place, we will welcome you to come to Cyprus to meet with our clinics and give a sperm sample. Sperm will be analysed for viability and frozen. For HIV+ patients, sperm washing services are available to ensure the safety of baby and surrogate mother.

04

Egg Donor Selection & Embryo Creation

Selecting an egg donor is one of the most important decisions in the surrogacy journey. We work with egg donors generally between the ages of 22 and 30, living in various parts of the world to help you find your perfect match. Once selected, the egg donor will come to Cyprus for collection. Intended parents are also able to work with their own egg donor if desired. Eggs will be fertilised upon collection, and healthy embryos will be frozen on day 5.

05

Surrogate Selection

We work to connect parents with the best possible surrogate mothers. Surrogate mothers are selected based on psychological evaluation and medical screening, ensuring that the right person is matched with the right intended parents.

06

Medical Cycle & Embryo Transfer

Once the surrogate mother has been selected and the appropriate legal agreements are in place, the surrogate mother is medically prepared for in vitro fertilisation and the embryo is transferred. Intended parents have the option of transferring one or two embryos of the same genetic composition. Gender selection is also available.

07

Pregnancy

The big one! Within two weeks of the embryo transfer, a blood test will measure hCG levels in the surrogate’s blood and confirm whether a successful pregnancy has occurred.

08

Antenatal Care

Following the positive result, the surrogate mother will travel back to her home country and continue to receive medical care. One of the first medical visits will involve an ultrasound scan that will confirm the baby’s (or babies’) heartbeat(s). Our coordinator will work closely with your surrogate while she is outside of Cyprus and will report back to you with medical reports, photos and videos of these meetings.

09

Return to Cyrpus and Birth

At the start of the third trimester (week 28), your surrogate mother will return to Cyprus for continued care through birth. We will also ask for intended parents to return to Cyprus as well during this period to ensure presence on the expected birth day. Of course, unexpected births do happen, and the appropriate care can be arranged to allow for intended parents to make emergency travel plans to Cyprus. The surrogate and new baby will be in excellent care throughout the entire process, including delivery, post-birth, and paediatric care.

10

Exit Procedure

Our legal team has been working throughout your surrogacy journey to prepare the documentation that will be used to apply for birth certificates and first passports for your new baby. However, every country has a different procedure, so consultation with an immigration lawyer or your country’s embassy prior to your arrival in Cyprus is essential.

01

Consultation

The journey with Sunny Day Surrogacy begins with your first meeting over video conference. In this meeting, we will get to know more about you, your dream of parenthood and how we can help.

02

Contracts

As soon as you are ready, the team at Sunny Day Surrogacy will ask you to sign and submit a surrogacy agreement with us. This document will outline our responsibilities and your rights as intended parents over the process. It will also mark the beginning of our work to provide all necessary legal documentation of services provided as well as legal agreements for intended parents and surrogates. These documents will be crucial for passport applications and the overall exit process.

03

Sperm Collection

Once contractual agreements are in place, we will welcome you to come to Cyprus to meet with our clinics and give a sperm sample. Sperm will be analysed for viability and frozen. For HIV+ patients, sperm washing services are available to ensure the safety of baby and surrogate mother.

04

Egg Donor Selection & Embryo Creation

Selecting an egg donor is one of the most important decisions in the surrogacy journey. We work with egg donors generally between the ages of 22 and 30, living in various parts of the world to help you find your perfect match. Once selected, the egg donor will come to Cyprus for collection. Intended parents are also able to work with their own egg donor if desired. Eggs will be fertilised upon collection, and healthy embryos will be frozen on day 5.

05

Surrogate Selection

We work to connect parents with the best possible surrogate mothers. Surrogate mothers are selected based on psychological evaluation and medical screening, ensuring that the right person is matched with the right intended parents.

06

Medical Cycle & Embryo Transfer

Once the surrogate mother has been selected and the appropriate legal agreements are in place, the surrogate mother is medically prepared for in vitro fertilisation and the embryo is transferred. Intended parents have the option of transferring one or two embryos of the same genetic composition. Gender selection is also available.

07

Pregnancy

The big one! Within two weeks of the embryo transfer, a blood test will measure hCG levels in the surrogate’s blood and confirm whether a successful pregnancy has occurred.

08

Antenatal Care

Following the positive result, the surrogate mother will travel back to her home country and continue to receive medical care. One of the first medical visits will involve an ultrasound scan that will confirm the baby’s (or babies’) heartbeat(s). Our coordinator will work closely with your surrogate while she is outside of Cyprus and will report back to you with medical reports, photos and videos of these meetings.

09

Return to Cyrpus and Birth

At the start of the third trimester (week 28), your surrogate mother will return to Cyprus for continued care through birth. We will also ask for intended parents to return to Cyprus as well during this period to ensure presence on the expected birth day. Of course, unexpected births do happen, and the appropriate care can be arranged to allow for intended parents to make emergency travel plans to Cyprus. The surrogate and new baby will be in excellent care throughout the entire process, including delivery, post-birth, and paediatric care.

10

Exit Procedure

Our legal team has been working throughout your surrogacy journey to prepare the documentation that will be used to apply for birth certificates and first passports for your new baby. However, every country has a different procedure, so consultation with an immigration lawyer or your country’s embassy prior to your arrival in Cyprus is essential.

You are ready to be a parent. Now let’s work together to meet your child.

Intended Parents FAQs

The Sunny Day difference:

  1. We have personal, first-hand experience as intended parents of international surrogacy in Cyprus. We know what concerns, fears and scepticism you might experience better than anyone, and know how to fundamentally address those concerns.

  2. We have partnered with two of the best IVF clinics in Cyprus to offer best-in-class medical support throughout your journey.

  3. We are a full service agency offering competitive guaranteed programmes.

  4. We encourage relationships between intended parents and surrogates and work to keep our intended parents well-informed and involved, despite separation by geography and language.

  5. We utilise detailed psychological and medical practices in the screening process of our surrogates, ensuring that all surrogate mothers are able to cope with the challenges of child bearing both physically and psychologically.

At Sunny Day, we know that parenthood is the most precious gift of all, and we work tirelessly to help make that dream a reality for you. We are dedicated to being there every step of the way, providing unwavering support and guidance throughout your journey towards parenthood. With our commitment to education and guidance, we promise to lead and guide you through your surrogacy and egg donation journey with compassion and care.