The Financial Burden of Using An Egg Donor or Gestational Surrogate in Kansas CityPosted by Pathways to Parenthood | July 25, 2013
Building a family through the use of an egg donor, gestational surrogate, or sometimes both, can be an emotionally exhausting journey. The realization of the dream of having a baby is worth the journey for those that reflect back on their journey after their baby (or babies) are born.
Most are able to recover quickly and enjoy the family they worked so hard to build. However, there is one aspect of the journey that is much more difficult to recover from, and that is the financial burden that third-party reproduction brings.
Many individuals and couples cannot even consider the options because they simply cannot afford it. And even if they figure out a way, it leaves them with starting the journey of parenthood, which is quite an expensive endeavor itself, financially strained.
If you are considering family building through third-party reproduction, know that there are companies and clinics that offer fertility financing programs and options. Although these programs do not eliminate the financial burden of third-party reproduction, they can help you afford more options, and allow you to budget for your treatment. Resolve, The National Infertility Association, offers a list of products and programs that offer infertility financing programs. You can learn more about these programs here at http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/infertility-financing-programs.html.