Helping Build Families Since 2012

How can you afford surrogacy?

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2024 | Surrogacy Law |

Utilizing a gestational surrogate can be a great way to bring a happy and healthy child into your family. While there’s a lot of support and guidance out there to help you navigate the surrogacy agreement process and the stresses that can accompany it, many are left concerned about the costs of surrogacy. After all, these arrangements can sometimes cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

What cost control measures can you implement during surrogacy?

Although the thought of covering surrogacy expenses can be stressful, there are concrete steps you can take to try to cover your expenses and control costs. This includes doing each of the following:

  • Assessing your employer’s benefits to see if they’ll cover some of your costs.
  • Utilizing your health insurance policy as much as possible.
  • Looking for grants from organizations that support surrogacy.
  • Finding creative ways to raise money such as by conducting fundraisers.
  • Saving as much as you can from your income.
  • Being mindful of the decisions you make in the process, since they can have profound ramifications on your overall costs.
  • Asking someone you know to serve as your surrogate.
  • Choosing the right surrogacy agency.

You might have to get creative in curtailing your costs and paying for your surrogacy-related expenses. While it can be stressful to think about, there are ways to minimize your financial exposure. And many people who go through the process discover that the costs are well worth it to bring a child into their family. So, don’t let your financial fears deter you from the process. Rather, use them as a motivating factor.

Navigate your surrogacy with confidence

There’s no doubt that the surrogacy process can be complex and confusing. And you don’t want to make a mistake that will jeopardize your parental rights or your finances. That’s why you need to be fully informed heading into the process. That way you can make the fully informed decisions that are best for you and your family.