Surrogacy Challenges

Surrogacy is also one of the most challenging ways for gay men to start a family, not only because of the costs involved, but because the practice is relatively new and constantly changing. Let’s start with the challenges that gay couples face when considering surrogacy: Prejudice. Straight couples that have difficulty conceiving also use surrogates,…

Cost of Clinical Insemination

Insurance Coverage If you are choosing to perform insemination at a doctor’s office or clinic, the cost will depend on your insurance plan and whether you are covered for this type of procedure. Unless you have known fertility issues, you may have trouble getting covered by your insurance carrier. Even if you do have fertility…

Cost of At-Home Insemination

At-home insemination can be relatively inexpensive, and most of your supplies can be purchased online, with the exception of the cervical cap with tube, which you can purchase through a doctor, and which is typically performed in a clinic or doctor’s office. Needleless Syringe: around $2 Sperm (see cost of sperm from a sperm bank…

COST OF INDEPENDENT ADOPTION

Cost: $8,000 to $40,000 The plus side of Independent Adoption is that you will not be dealing with an agency, so you can form a bond with the birth parents and feel secure that they know exactly who will be adopting their child. However, going it agency-free also means running the risk of a birth mother or…

COST OF FOSTER CARE ADOPTION

Cost: $0 to $2,500 Adopting from the U.S. foster care system is generally the least expensive type of adoption, usually involving little or no cost, and states often provide subsidies to adoptive parents. Costs That May be Included: Attorney Fees Travel Expenses Home Study Medical Care/Psychological Evaluation Most public agencies in the foster care system…

STATE OR PUBLIC AGENCY ADOPTION

State or public agency adoption means adopting a child who is in foster care from the public child welfare system. The U.S. is currently facing a critical shortage of adoptive parents for Foster Children and children with disabilities, and gay and lesbian adoptions have been helping to fill this gap. Adopting a child in the…