Our journey is what sparked this website! Our out of pocket costs were $25,000 including IVF. Here's how we did it!
As I always tell everyone, being informed is your best chance at being able to afford surrogacy. I am a researcher by nature, if research and details aren't your thing it will be difficult to save money while having a beautiful journey without incident. (not impossible! just more difficult.)
Our expense total was: $34,584.16
We received $10,000 in the forms of a grant and donations, so our actual out of pocket expenses were $24,584.16.
Here's how we afforded surrogacy:
None of the money saving tips we used/listed above caused any issues, or difficulties because of them. They had no negative impact on our outcome or experience. To be honest we had an AMAZING surrogacy journey. Zero drama, heartache, stress, or delays. We know that's not the case for everyone, but we are proof that you can have an amazing AFFORDABLE surrogacy journey. Read more about Bram's journey and birth story at our personal blog here.