The surrogacy process can be expensive owing to the involvement of the numerous people and services offered, including the surrogate’s long time commitment, legal complexities, and advanced medical treatments and procedures. The costs can be somewhere between $49,000 and $130,000 or more.
If you are an intended parent and have financial constraints, do not get discouraged, as various surrogacy financing options are available to make surrogacy affordable and accessible.
Below, we have discussed the various options for financing surrogacy.
Many intended parents rely on loans to pay for surrogacy expenses. Plus, traditional credit methods, such as credit cards and home equity loans, are also common options. You can consider the following financing/loan options:
● Home equity loans: As intended parents, you can borrow funds through a bank using your home as collateral. However, a good credit history may be required to qualify for the loan.
● 401(k) plans: You can borrow money from your retirement accounts. These loans enable you to borrow up to 50 percent of the current account balance. However, you have to repay the amount within a specific period, and the payment may be automatically deducted from your monthly paychecks.
● Credit cards: Using credit cards to cover surrogacy costs is a common practice. However, the interest can quickly accumulate if you fail to pay the balance on time.
● Family members: If comfortable, you can ask your friends or family for financial assistance to offset some of the surrogacy costs.
● Fertility financing loans: Some financial institutions offer fertility financing and loans to intended parents battling infertility.
● Agency financing programs: It is best to talk to your agency about the financing options available and how the payment schedules will work. It’s also advisable to inquire about the estimated costs for things that may not be included in the program, like NICU costs, or any other medical costs.
Another popular option for surrogacy financing is grants. Several organizations offer non-repayable funds to intended parents struggling with infertility to ease the financial burden of surrogacy.
Please note that the grants are awarded annually to families who complete and qualify for the application process. Different organizations have different requirements for grant eligibility. For instance, some grants may demand certain religious affiliations or residency in a specific state. Plus, most grants may require you to prove your infertility with a proper medical diagnosis.
Since these grants rely on donations, more and more people should consider donating to infertility or surrogacy funds to help others grow their families and experience parenthood.
About Tammuz Family
You must have got some clarity about the various surrogacy financing options available. At Tammuz Family, we offer a full range of comprehensive and guaranteed IVF and surrogacy programs. We are an international surrogacy, fertility, and egg donation company. Our clients choose us for our one-stop-shop approach and low agency fees, which make our programs affordable and accessible. For more information about our surrogacy support groups in Australia, write to email@example.com or fill out our online contact form.