Costs, Surrogacy

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost? Plus, All Your Questions About Surrogacy, Answered

Source Parade

So you’re curious about surrogacy.

If you haven’t heard of surrogacy before or if you don’t know of anyone personally who has gone through a surrogacy journey—either as a surrogate mother or as a parent—then the logistics of it all can be confusing. While it’s not exactly the “traditional” way that most couples get pregnant, it is becoming less and less taboo.

Look at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery, Elton John and David Furnish—high-profile celebrities who, at one point or another, all turned to surrogacy as a way to expand their families.

“This is an incredible thing to do with your life, to give the gift of carrying someone’s child,” Grey’s Anatomy star Pompeo said of her personal experience with surrogacy. “I am forever grateful and feel very blessed and grateful to her—she who will remain anonymous. I was there with her when they inseminated her, and we held hands. I looked into the microscope and I saw the embryo.”

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Costs, Russia, Surrogacy

Russia’s liberal surrogacy laws under threat

Source BioEdge

“Russia’s liberal surrogacy rules are under threat,” reports The Economist. The country has become a haven for foreigners seeking cheap surrogate mothers. A woman’s services can be purchased for about US$20,000, much less expensive than the United States.

But after bad publicity over the death of a baby who was intended for a Filipino couple, the practice could be banned for foreigners. “Russia is not an incubator,” says Irina Yarovaya, a deputy speaker of the Duma, Russia’s parliament.

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Costs, Surrogacy

Surrogacy can cost upwards of $150,000 – here are the hidden costs to save for

Source Yahoo! News

Surrogacy can cost upwards of $100,000 depending on the practice. Luxy Images/ Getty Images

Surrogacy is an option for people who can’t, or would prefer not to, carry a pregnancy themselves. However, it is an expensive process.

“Costs can range from $100,000 to $150,000 or more, depending on multiple factors,” says Amanda Kallen, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist at Yale Fertility Center.

According to Kallen, costs can vary by agency, surrogate, number of fertility cycles, the lawyer you have, and even the state you or the surrogate are in. “For example, legal fees can differ from state to state, and in states where surrogates are in high demand, costs can be higher,” says Kallen.

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Costs, Infertility

How Much Infertility Treatments Actually Cost 8 Different Women

Source Womens Health

A survey by WomensHealthMag.com and OprahMag.com, in partnership with the Black Women’s Health Imperative and Celmatix, found that cost was the biggest factor that prevents women from seeking infertility care—regardless of their ethnic background.

It’s not uncommon for fundraisers who do decide to pursue treatments to make impassioned pleas for upward of $10,000 to use toward medical bills—but the reality is that invoices from the doctor’s office are just part of the cost that families incur when they seek treatment.

People who have limited or no paid time off may lose wages because of work they miss while sitting in waiting rooms—or because of the hours they spend driving to see specialists who are in-network. Hotel stays and flights can add up for those who pursue fertility treatment away from home. (I spoke with one woman who spent more than $100,000 total.)

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