Surrogacy is a process wherein a woman also known as a gestational carrier or surrogate is implanted with the embryos of a person or couple and will carry and deliver the pregnancy on their behalf. In gestational surrogacy, the surrogate is genetically unrelated to the child. She agrees to waive off all her parental rights and hands over the baby to the Intended Parents upon delivery which is a major part of the surrogacy agreement.
Since there is a lot of bureaucracy involved with adoption and a long drawn process, it has made way for surrogacy and become very popular all over the world. The entire process of surrogacy takes 12 to 14 months to complete, adoption can take years. The biggest benefit of surrogacy is the children born are the genetic offspring of the parents.
Surrogacy is an answer to many of the medical problems that women or couples go through. The problems could be with the uterus, hysterectomy, several miscarriages, and multiple failed in-vitro fertilization attempts, medical reasons for the inability of the intended mother to carry the pregnancy to term, or any health condition that does not favor pregnancy.
Gestational surrogacy is when the surrogate carries the pregnancy and delivers the child for the Intended parents. She is just a gestational carrier and does not have any genetic link to the child. The embryos are created through in-vitro fertilization using the eggs of the intended mother or Egg Donor, the sperm of the intended father, in the rare case a sperm donor is used. In all scenarios, the surrogate does not have any genetic or biological relationship with the child she delivers. The gestational carrier does receive compensation for her service.
Altruistic surrogacy is wherein the surrogate does not receive any compensation for her services but only limited to medical costs, maternity clothing, and reasonable pregnancy-related cost.
It is our mission to make your journey to parenthood through surrogacy a stress-free and enjoyable one. We know that the process of surrogacy sounds and feels financially and mentally overwhelming, but do not fret, our team will guide you and help you get the best surrogacy cost without compromising the health and safety of the baby or the surrogate.
Allow us to quickly refresh you on what is surrogacy. It is a process where a woman henceforth called a surrogate will be implanted with the embryos of you or you and your partner to carry the pregnancy until delivery. One such popular method of surrogate delivery is gestational surrogacy. The key difference is that the eggs used to make the embryo do not come from the carrier.
Thus under gestational surrogacy, the surrogate is genetically unrelated to the child and thus she agrees to waive off all her parental rights and hands over the baby to you upon delivery, which is a major part of the surrogacy agreement.
Why Choose Surrogacy?
For couples who want a child but are unable to give birth, surrogacy is a very viable alternative. Rather than adopt a child who has no blood relation to you and your partner, with gestational surrogacy your sperm is commingled, through in- vitro fertilization, creating an embryo which will become a child that is genetically yours. Another woman carries and gives birth to the child for you. Same sex couples also choose surrogacy to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. They use Egg Donor and surrogate to complete their desire to parenthood.
How much will Surrogacy cost?
Surrogacy costs vary from country to country, as do success rates and legal requirements. Often non-standard expenses also can add thousands to your final price. Sometimes these costs are obvious. Other times the costs are more subtle. The Surrogacy cost is dependent on several factors depending upon the place and type of surrogacy wishful parents’ needs.
A contract needs to be made between the Intended parents, the surrogate and her husband and signed by all. The contract makes clear that the baby born through surrogacy will be the legitimate child of the Intended Parents. Even in places where surrogacy is legal, there is a great variation in the legal panorama and hence the need for the contract to safeguard interest of all parties involved. Countries that are surrogacy friendly and have legal laws are the United States, Ukraine, Georgia, and India (for Indians only). The United States does permit surrogacy for same-sex couples and singles as well. Ukraine, Georgia, and India are strictly only for married heterosexual couples.
What are the factors affecting the cost of Surrogacy?
As you may already know, the cost of surrogacy varies due to many factors: your individual situation, the country, the method of surrogacy and more. For example, the average cost of surrogacy pregnancy overseas can be very high. The cost may rise further if the parents have not already created embryos. The reason why overseas surrogacy is considered a gold standard is because of the more stringent local laws, higher levels of healthcare and availability of surrogate mothers. However, due to the higher standard of living and cost of living in suitable countries, the reimbursement for the surrogate, the medical expenses, and the legislative expenses are all significantly higher as well. This is why we say the cost of surrogacy highly varies depending on the location of the pregnancy.
While it may be difficult for you to calculate the costs due to these factors, our experts can plan and execute your journey to parenthood in a budget that suits your wants and needs. So to get an estimate and no-cost consultation, please fill out the form below to get in though with our expert team.
Frequently asked questions
What is Gestational Surrogacy?
Gestational surrogacy is when a woman carries a baby for another woman. The surrogate does not have to be related to the baby. Gestational surrogacy is often chosen by couples who are unable to conceive a child on their own. It offers many couples the chance to have a biological child that they otherwise would not be able to have.
How much does Surrogacy Cost?
Cost of surrogacy can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including where you live, the type of surrogacy arrangement you choose, and the gestational carrier’s expenses. Global Star Surrogacy takes care of everything for you and provides affordable options to fulfil your dream of family.
Is Surrogacy covered by Insurance?
No, surrogacy is not covered by insurance. The reason for this is that surrogacy is considered an elective procedure. This means that it is not medically necessary and that it is a procedure that can be chosen by the parents instead of being prescribed by a doctor.
How can I lower my Surrogacy Costs
There are a few ways to lower your surrogacy costs. One is to go with a less expensive country for the procedure. Another option is to choose a suitable clinic who will help you get a good surrogate. You could also look into global star surrogacy, which connects intended parents with Clinics all over the world. This can be a more affordable option than traditional surrogacy arrangements, and it also offers more choice when it comes to finding a surrogate who meets your specific needs.