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Surrogacy FAQ Index:
Everything to know about Sensible Surrogacy

Included in this blog are articles on every aspect of the surrogacy process — from selecting an egg donor to obtaining the child’s passport. To find what you need, just enter the topic in the search form or review the list of questions below. You can also browse our Surrogacy Guide for detailed step-by-step answers…
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Thirteen Must-Know Facts about the Cost of Surrogacy

Part 2 of 2.   Some programs advertised as “comprehensive” include a lot of hidden surrogacy costs. In my previous article, I provided a detailed a check list of the anticipated expenses of any reputable surrogacy program. Couples considering starting a family can review all the costs of surrogacy and know if their program really is…
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How Much Does Surrogacy Cost?

Part 1 of 2. Surrogacy costs vary widely between countries, ranging from $90,000 USD for a complete program in North America to about $50,000 for a program in Eastern Europe. But as you search the internet for options, you will certainly find occasional agencies making “too good to be true” offers that defy reason. Below…
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Supply, Demand and the Cost of Surrogacy

For any commercial service, markets will naturally arise to meet the available demand. Surrogacy is no different. With a growing number of people turning to alternative family planning, the market for surrogacy is now well established. With such a niche service the costs of surrogacy can easily reach into the tens of thousands, with the…
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How Surrogacy Works: US Clinic Success Rates

It can be difficult to know if surrogacy works better at some clinics than others, or if the skill of one doctor is better than another. Even when you have decided to pursue pregnancy through IVF, finding the right clinic can present a real challenge. If you’re researching IVF check out this dataset from the…
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Surrogacy costs rise with increased demand

As the use of IVF becomes more widespread, the cost of surrogacy and IVF procedures are also going up. In the US where public healthcare is limited, as with every business venture, where there is demand, so there can be inflation. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost seven million American women…
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The dangers of Crowdfunding to cover surrogacy costs

A recent article i the Daily Beast explores the dangers of crowding funding to cover the cost of surrogacy, and it brings home the ethics of such methods into question. Crowdfunding has created many weird and wonderful projects on the internet. But the new trend of linking fertility procedures to social funding campaigns sheds a…
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The path home for families of surrogacy in Cambodia

Dozens of newborn babies born through surrogacy in Cambodia now have a legal path to return home. The new directives went into effect yesterday (April 19) after Sou Phirin, secretary of state in Cambodia, signed the new directive into effect. The legal process requires those who have participated in commercial surrogacy in Cambodia to seek…
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Will surrogacy costs now include child-support for Sperm Donors?

Ina bizarre court case regarding surrogacy in Canada, a sperm donor is being asked to pay child support for a baby conceived through a donation made 20 years ago. The case could expand surrogacy costs obliged by gamete donors under a new Ontario law. Twenty years ago, when a Michael Ronson from Ontario was kind…
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Surrogacy babies finally allowed to leave Cambodia

Months after Cambodian officials effectively trapped dozens of newborns and their parents from returning home, the Cambodian government has approved a plan to allow foreign families to legally leave the country. The exact process has not been released, but an official of the government said this week that an agreement has been reached and the…
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Is Crowdfunding an effective way to cover surrogacy costs?

A new study by the University of Washington has shown that crowd-funding, despite increased popularity, is not a very effective financing option. The study reports that use of Crowdfunding for medical bills is on an increase across the United States, especially in states that did not agree to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act…
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