Arrangements have been made to ensure the safe delivery of Irish babies born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine and their parents.
Our Irish babies have been discharged from a maternity hospital in Kyiv and they are being transferred to a neighboring country where they are expected to be combined with three Irish couples.
A source with knowledge of the situation said: “Things are going well and we hope they return home safely.”
On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that children aged 16 and under can enter the country without a passport.
When contacted for comment, the State Department said it had no authority to confirm or deny any details regarding specific consular cases.
However, it is understood that four Irish babies, including a set of twins, are currently in transition.
Several other babies will be born in Ukraine through surrogacy before the end of May.
The Irish Families Through Surrogacy Group (IFTS) says it is continuing to work with families to ensure the safety, security and privacy of Irish couples in Ukraine.
Attorney General Helen McEntee said her department was helping families through this “unimaginable situation”.
Since she introduced the visa exemption on February 25, more than 140 Ukrainians have come to the State.
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/four-irish-babies-born-to-surrogate-mothers-in-ukraine-discharged-from-kyiv-maternity-hospital-41404166.html Four Irish babies born to replace mothers in Ukraine have been discharged from Kyiv . maternity hospital