Employer support for surrogacy journeys and the financial, legal, and medical complexities involved are essential to inclusive benefits.
In 2023, 35% of employers planned to add or enhance their surrogacy coverage.
The average cost of a successful, first-attempt surrogacy pregnancy starts at $134,000.
As many as 63% of LGBTQ+ people planning families expect to use assisted reproductive technology, foster care, or adoption to become parents.
In gestational surrogacy, an intended parent or parents work with a person who carries a pregnancy for them. Embryos are created using genetic material from the intended parent(s) or a donor and then transferred to a gestational carrier through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Surrogacy is an important option for people experiencing infertility, single parents by choice, same-sex couples, and others unable to carry a pregnancy.
Many countries — and some U.S. states — have restrictions related to surrogacy. Carrot Experts help members understand their local and cross-border options, when appropriate, and find trustworthy agencies and legal support.
Surrogacy involves several steps, from finding an agency to working with lawyers. Read more about what’s involved.
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