By the time couples are looking for a gestation carrier, they have already been through years of fertility treatments and failed IVF procedures – most couples have been financially as well as emotionally drained.
March 31, 2017
With the unfolding drama in Washington over health care reform, the high cost of surrogacy has once again jumped to the forefront. Questions about financing and insurance options have become the most asked topics from Intended Parents according to consulting service Sensible Surrogacy.
To respond to questions from Intend Parents, Sensible Surrogacy has published an online guide to surrogacy costs and funding options. The new series of articles is a resource for Intend Parents who are looking for ways to manage the high cost of surrogacy.
Basic surrogacy programs can cost from $75,000 to $140,000 USD in the United States. Few couples have that amount of money to pay in cash for a program. The Surrogacy Cost Guide reviews financing options, crowdfunding programs, insurance strategies for Intended Parents, and of course details on the cost of surrogacy worldwide.
“Surrogacy is rarely the first option for a couple confronting infertility,” says Bill Houghton, director of Sensible Surrogacy. “By the time couples are looking for a gestation carrier, they have already been through years of fertility treatments and failed IVF procedures – most couples have been financially as well as emotionally drained. A big part of what we do is to help them understand the options for conceiving their new family. That includes surrogacy costs and payment options.”
In addition to the high price tag for surrogacy programs, unexpected…