How Much Does Surrogacy Cost with a Family Member?
Going through the surrogacy process with a family member can be a beautiful journey for everyone involved. Another reason many parents may choose to go through surrogacy with a family member is due to the potentially lower costs. We walk you through how much surrogacy costs with a family member and what you can expect to pay for.
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What You Don’t Pay For
There are certain parts of the surrogacy process you will not need to pay for if you have already identified your surrogate. Your surrogacy cost using a family member will decrease the overall amount you will spend on the process. Having an identified surrogate will also help to cut down on the timeline of the process as you won’t have to wait to find your perfect match. The following processes will not be part of the overall cost of surrogacy with a family member:
- General Screening – We offer this service at no cost to you. This is something your identified surrogate will fill out and return to the surrogacy professional. Even though you’ve chosen a surrogate, they will still need to pass certain criteria to become a qualified surrogate.
- Matching Services – Since you come to us with an identified surrogate, we do not charge for the fees associated with matching you to the perfect surrogate.
What You Do Pay For
Even though you’ve identified your surrogate, you will still have parts of the process to pay for that is necessary to a positive experience. Things like background checks and screenings are ultimately required to ensure everyone is prepared for the surrogacy process.
- Background assessment
- Medical screening
- Embryo transfer
- Legal fees
Altruistic Surrogacy vs Compensated Surrogacy
Sometimes when working with a family member or friend, you can expect an altruistic surrogacy process. This means that the surrogate would not receive a base compensation, offering their service to you from the kindness of their heart. While this may feel like a great option to some parents and their surrogate, including a smaller base compensation for your family member may be something to consider.
This can help avoid any issues or animosity throughout the process. The surrogacy cost using a family member can still be significantly lower even if you do offer a small compensation. Talk with your family member about what they might expect financially from the process.
Working with a Surrogacy Agency
When you choose to work with an agency, you’re choosing peace of mind. While you certainly have the option to go through with an independent surrogacy, working with an agency takes the bulk of work and research off your shoulders. We have created an effective pricing package, which can lower the cost of surrogacy with a family member.
We want to help you achieve your dreams of parenthood. Working with us means going through the process with security and guidance. If you have a family member interested in becoming a surrogate, contact a surrogacy professional today to learn how to proceed. We’re ready to help you through the process and take the next steps in growing your family.
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