We recognize frequent travel to California for your surrogacy
arrangement is unrealistic. We will extend every accommodation to you to limit
the number of trips to California, quite often our client’s only need to travel
to California twice. We work hard to accomplish as much as possible before your
arrival through email, phone communication and Skype communication so that when
you arrive we will maximize your time in California to accommodate all the
necessary meetings with our office, selected surrogate candidates, meeting with
the reproductive physician, mental health professional and attorney. Most of
this can be accomplished in a three-five day trip. We have developed and
practice a successful protocol to meet the needs of both our international
parents and their surrogates so that everyone feels fulfilled in their
surrogacy journey despite the distance.
Is Surrogacy right for you?
Here's a typical case: The Intended Mother has exhausted all efforts to conceive a child or is unable to carry one to term. She may have a uterine health condition, such as fibroids or uterine scarring. She may have undergone a hysterectomy or cancer treatment. Or, she may suffer from any number of other conditions wherein pregnancy is considered dangerous to her health or not possible. It is also an ideal option for same-sex couples, single intended fathers or when a woman is no longer of child-bearing age. In these cases, surrogacy can be a viable choice.
For some, adoption is either not an option or the adoption process is too daunting or has been unsuccessful. Although adoption is a more commonly considered route, prospective parents often don't know the birth mother or birth father's past or their family medical or hereditary history. With a surrogate birth, medical screening and care begins prior
to the pregnancy, and everyone is on far more solid footing from the very beginning because you are working together with your surrogate as a team to create this child.
The costs involved in an overseas commercial surrogacy arrangement can
widely vary by each Country where surrogacy is legally recognized (United States,
South Africa, Thailand and the Ukraine) and/or by individual arrangement. Exploring your options, and understanding the
industry standards for expected costs such as agency fees, compensation for
surrogates, legal fees, psychological testing and medical procedure related
fees will help you to determine if this is financially possible for you. In the US, the average cost for a surrogacy arrangement
will run between $100,000-$150,000 USD.
It is imperative if you are considering several potential countries for
your surrogacy arrangement to do your research and consult with reputable
professionals regarding what you will need to plan for financially. An
experienced, trustworthy surrogacy agency/professional will help you
financially prepare for both the best-case and worst-case scenarios. Become
familiar with not only the anticipated fees but also the possibility for
complications, medical expenses related to the child (here in the US there are
very limited insurance options available to foreign clients), extensive delays
and travel expenses including the costs for an extended stay for either the
necessary medical procedures involved or the birth of your child. We also
advise you to watch the changes to the exchange rate in your countries’
currency and take advantage of the market while conditions are good. You may be
able to establish a US bank account to transfer funds to while the exchange
rate is optimal which could afford you the ability to stretch your dollar