- 5 years ago
I’m working on our future financial plans and distributing our current savings accordingly. One of our plans is to have a baby (start the process) within 1.5-4 years. When I research costs I keep getting “$100,000” and that seems almost impossible to come up with for our timeframe. I just want to get some personal experiences, if anyone feels comfortable sharing their cost or an estimate of what you had to pay whether your experience was through an agency and one of their surrogates, or your own such as a family member or friend because we are open to both options.
I was also wondering if there are any types of financial assistance or affordable payment plans for these cases. From what I have researched, I have only found grants and loans for those who are not fertile. That’s not my specific case, because I am fertile but I can’t have/carry a baby.
We are located in California, will be using SO’s sperm and my eggs. The reason why we can’t have a baby ourselves is because I can’t carry. I have muscular dystrophy so further into the pregnancy it could get dangerous for the both of us. I already have a lot of complications as it is with mobility, lung and heart problems, so we currently see surrogacy as our only option just because we really want to have a baby of our own, but afterwards along the road we are planning on adopting as well.