Navigation Links
The Surrogacy Journey: Not Just For the Wealthy
Date:2/17/2009

CHICAGO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- While the common perception about using gestational surrogacy as a route to creating families is that it's a rich person's game, a Chicago egg donation and surrogacy agency begs to differ.

"In the eight years that we've been matching surrogates with our clients, few have done it without making financial and personal sacrifices. And nobody's ever shown regret," says Robin von Halle, president of Alternative Reproductive Resources (www.arr1.com).

"Some take out second mortgages. Others work two or three jobs. We know one couple whose family and friends held benefits for them to help cover the costs."

A typical surrogacy costs between $30,000 to $100,000, with intended parents responsible for the surrogate's compensation, clinic fees, medications, attorney and agency fees, and travel expenses. Insurance is another major issue; most surrogates are not covered under their own policies due to insurance companies inserting surrogate clauses into its documents, so intended parents take on this responsibility as well.

Last year, a writer described her experience with surrogacy birth in the New York Times Magazine that raised the ire of many readers and concern of agencies like ARR for the implications that this is a luxury solution for movie stars and the uber rich.

"This couldn't be further from the truth," said von Halle. "It's a path that ordinary people find a way to take."

Take Chicagoan John Farley (name changed), who made many tradeoffs when he and his wife prepared for their gestational surrogacy experience. This self-described blue-collar worker says, "We took out a home equity loan for the down payment and scaled back tremendously on things like dining out and vacations. Our parents also pitched in."

John also worked two extra jobs to help cover the surrog
'/>"/>

SOURCE Alternative Reproductive Resources
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Surrogacy still stigmatized, though attitudes changing among younger women
2. Free Teleseminar Explores Surrogacy Requirements, Rights, Rewards
3. U.S. Surrogacy Firm to Provide Private Consultations in the UK for Prospective Parents
4. PlanetHospital(TM) Helps Gay Couples Discover Having Children Via Surrogacy in India
5. Most Free Drug Samples Go to Wealthy and Insured
6. Lulu.com Authors Strive to Help Readers Stay Healthy, Wealthy & Wise
7. Heres What It Takes ... to Be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: New Self-Help Book Sees Life as Pieces of a Puzzle, Offers Advice on Making Those Pieces Fit
8. Wealthy More Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... valuable option for children who cannot live with their ... is necessary to continue to enhance services and supports ... League of America’s (CWLA) National Kinship Care Conference is ... field’s collective knowledge of best practice, policy, program and ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... City, UT (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... America 2015 Kira Kazantsev and ushered in a ... charitable support. As Miss America Organization’s official national ... welcoming Kazantsev as its newest National Goodwill Ambassador. ... at member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... spaceflight has been reserved for the very healthy. ... the highest physical and psychological standards to prepare ... advent of commercial spaceflight, average people can now ... had very little information about what medical conditions ... the spaceflight environment, as most medical conditions have ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... research study was announced today that will analyze ... long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. ... and funded through a $10 million unrestricted gift ... WELL aims to identify lifestyle and environmental factors ... wellness as they age. WELL will be designed, ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... struggle to distinguish between a business strategy and business plan, ... answer by reading Per Wickstrom’s latest blog post. , “The ... and a business strategy are both strategic – and what’s ... view it is that a business plan is part one, ... , According to the blog post, a business plan is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Arizona’s Children Association Kinship Service Providers Invited to Present at the CWLA National Conference 2Health News:Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev Takes On Role as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals National Goodwill Ambassador 2Health News:Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev Takes On Role as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals National Goodwill Ambassador 3Health News:Space: The final frontier… open to the public 2Health News:First-ever research study examines impacts of diet and lifestyle on healthy aging 2Health News:Per Wickstrom’s Latest Blog Explores the Difference Between a Business Plan and a Business Strategy 2
... Huntington,s disease may give patients hope for a cure. ... tissue of Huntington,s disease patients determined that an overactive ... cells to die. Toning down the activity of that ... kept those cells alive, according to the research team ...
... medical literature on cannabis use and sexual health has ... performance. "Cannabis is the most widely-used illicit drug ... Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. "It is also often ... of the hazardous effects it may be having on ...
... the brain may need a new name, say scientists who ... finding, published in PLoS One , may help explain ... of surviving it, according to scientists at Georgia Health Sciences ... off a building or just the thought of either ...
... Jerusalem, February 22, 2011 -- The portion of the brain ... to a new study by researchers from the Hebrew University ... blind people as they read words in Braille show activity ... up when sighted readers read. The findings challenge the textbook ...
... consecutive year, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island ... Care by the Clinical Sciences Institute of OptumHealth, an ... health care providers are created equal. For complex ... a rigorous evaluation process, OptumHealth developed Centers of Excellence ...
... herald the onset of major depression and the associated ... Research that focuses on access to treatment for adolescents ... persistent disparities based on race and ethnicity. Unfortunately such ... across all individuals and communities has yet to be ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Huntington's disease breakthrough equals hope for patients 2Health News:Brain's 'reward' center also responds to bad experiences 2Health News:Brain doesn't need vision at all in order to 'read' material 2Health News:Brain doesn't need vision at all in order to 'read' material 3Health News:Women & Infants named Center of Excellence for Neonatal Care for fifth year 2Health News:Racial and ethnic minority adolescents less likely to receive treatment for major depression 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014   MedeAnalytics ... solution that brings complete visibility to a provider,s ... an ever-evolving reimbursement landscape. Powered by the industry,s ... to the critical point between patient access and ... The solution will improve revenue capture, minimize audit ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014  The law ... today announced that it will serve as host ... and Avoiding the Risks of Healthcare Reform," a ... will examine delivery systems, reimbursement, compliance and enforcement ... Act. Logo -  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/146606 ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014 Cardiac Dimensions ... data from the TITAN II clinical trial of ... and sustained improvements in mitral regurgitation, functional improvement, ... long-term safety and efficacy data, which was consistent ... Sept. 13 at the 26 th annual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MedeAnalytics Unveils New Revenue Integrity Solution to Support the Transition to Value-Based Healthcare 2MedeAnalytics Unveils New Revenue Integrity Solution to Support the Transition to Value-Based Healthcare 3Three Leading Healthcare Organizations Sponsor Conference to Examine Opportunities and Risks of Healthcare Reform for Providers 2Cardiac Dimensions Announces New Long-Term Outcomes Data From TITAN II Clinical Trial Demonstrates Safety, Efficacy Of Enhanced CARILLON Mitral Contour System 2Cardiac Dimensions Announces New Long-Term Outcomes Data From TITAN II Clinical Trial Demonstrates Safety, Efficacy Of Enhanced CARILLON Mitral Contour System 3
... BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: BSTC ), ... today announced that BioSpecifics, President, Tom Wegman, will present ... Conference on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm ... New York. A live webcast of ...
... Network, already the largest distributor of FDA-approved drug ... that this month it will surpass six million ... ("REMS") program alerts delivered to prescribers. FDA-approved Drug-Alerts ... Network,s Health Care Notification Network (HCNN) service since ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PDR Network Delivers Six Million Drug Alerts & REMS 2PDR Network Delivers Six Million Drug Alerts & REMS 3
5 mm tying platform. Round knurled handle with dull finish. Curved shafts. Overall length 3.9 inches....
Straight shafts and tips with 5.5 mm tying platform. 0.3 mm gap at platform heel. True round knurled handle in closed position with polished finish. Overall length 4.3 inches....
Curved shafts with 12 mm tying platform. Serrated handle with polished finish. Overall length 4.3 inches....
Hartman Mosquito forceps, straight, 3-1/2", German stainless steel...
Medicine Products: