Circle Guest Post: Surrogacy Questions Asked by Gay Men, Answered by an Expert

Surrogacy Questions Asked by Gay Men

This post was originally published on Gays With Kids

We asked for your biggest questions regarding the surrogacy process, and then turned to Kirstin Marsoli and her team at Circle Surrogacy for the answers… Check them out below!

 

Once you decide to grow your family through surrogacy, the key to a successful surrogacy journey is to do your research, and get all of your questions answered.

That’s why Gays with Kids reached out to you – their community – and asked you what questions you’d like answered about surrogacy. They turned to Circle Surrogacy, leaders in helping others build families through surrogacy and egg donation, for answers to your most burning questions.

1. Why is surrogacy so expensive?

We hear this question often. Surrogacy can be a complicated process which requires specialists in the legal, medical, social work and insurance fields. The cost of those services, combined with the fees paid to a surrogate and egg donor, make surrogacy a very safe and secure – but also expensive – option to grow your family. Circle offers a Fixed Fee Program, which fixes certain costs for Intended Parents throughout their journey to reduce financial uncertainty and stress.

2. How does one manage paying for surrogacy? Any type of financial tips or aid?

For Intended Parents who need financial support for a surrogacy journey, there are a few options available:

  • Family and friends. Some Intended Parents look to family and friends to help them fund their journeys. Some start crowdsourcing or fundraising pages online for donations.
  • Home Equity. Intended Parents may have the option to refinance their home or take out a home equity line of credit.
  • Loans. Some IPs have the option to take out a loan against their 401k retirement accounts, or take personal loans. Circle offers IPs living in the United States financing options through Prosper HealthCare Lending.
  • Organizations and grants. There are some support groups or organizations that offer discounts or grants, which typically only cover a small percentage of the overall costs.

Read the whole article over at Gays With Kids