It is important to track expenses so you can budget. Otherwise cost can quickly get out of control. Items that should be included in your budget are:
The amounts are rough ranges.
|Surrogate Expenses||$8,000-$15,000||include food, utilities, transportation (to/from clinic), travel to Villahermosa, rent, clothing and miscellaneous items.
calculated by considering rent and cost for incidentals such as taxis to medical appointments, clothes, vitamins and calcium supplements.
For items such as medical expenses your surrogate should keep receipts and submit these.
You would increase the daily rate for the time in Villahermosa to include additional expenses such as , taxi service to and from clinic, food (eating out more), etc.
If the surrogate books her own accommodation of your agency does you may only require $100 /week for accommodation. Providing an emergency fund (eg US$200) is also a good idea.
|Medical Expenses||$12,000-$20,000||These rates do not take into account medical complications (allow an additional $5,000 US, especially if twins).|
|IVF costs||$1500 to $10,000.||Some packages include the cost of medicine and psychological evaluation needed for matching intended parents with their surrogate…|
|Monthly check ups||$400||Does not include emergency treatments; which can add up quite quickly.|
|Delivery costs||$3000-$4000||for a normal delivery with a 50% increase for multiples|
|Legal Expenses||$2500-$6,000||Having a good lawyer is critical to the process and worth paying a little extra for. Note you may have to pay for your lawyer to travel to city where contracts are executed. Experienced lawyers will know that drives up costs and will charge accordingly.|
|Translator/ Advocate||$2500-$6,000||Including their travel & expenses|
Allow around 20.000 USD for both Surrogate Expenses and Medical Expences (IVF not included; only pregnancy care and birth)
Depending of the country the Intended parentss are from, the surrogate has to travel once or twice to the embassy. These costs are individual travel costs and come in addition.