Unfortunately many couples are not able to conceive, up until the last decade there had been only two options which were: adoption or to remain child less. Today with advancement in medical and reproductive techniques such as IUI, IVF, IVF ICSI, Egg donation - These couples can have a child. But there are some mothers who can not give birth for many reasons. The only way to have the genetic offspring is through surrogacy and gestational carrier. The couples whishing to have a baby through surrogacy are referred to as intended parents.
The success rate (carry home baby) of surrogacy is around 50% to 60% in case of fresh embryos. In case of frozen embryo's it is about 40%, depending upon the age of the genetic mother.
Cost of surrogacy is one of the main reason for surrogacy treatment in India. Surrogacy in India has become the popular alternative to couples as the laws for surrogacy in India favor the intended parents and the cost is roughly one third of US and other parts of the world which vary from US$15,000 and $40,000 in US.
In other parts of world there are many other costs involved like Lawyers fee, medical fee, agency fee, clinic charges etc. So the treatment afterward can cost you around $50,000 to $60,000 or more depending on country to country. In India it can be done between $20,000 to $24,000
There are many things that comes in the mind of patient before they go for surrogacy?
Intended parents have many questions about their future family and surrogacy: