Something that most people want to become at some point in their lives is a parent. There's no more challenging or rewarding job, that's for sure. Plus, it's more than that, it's about celebrating the love between a couple by creating a new life. Unfortunately, some people cannot do that naturally.
You and your husband cannot conceive naturally, and thus are trying to figure out the cost of surrogate mother expenses. Yes, you've thought about in-vitro, but you've been informed by your doctors that the chances of conceiving through that method are rather slim. Plus, there's an additional chance that you'd have multiples, and you would like to have just one child at a time, thank you very much.
So, now you've decided that the best thing to do would be to hire a surrogate. But before you get make any definite decisions, you want to know who's available for such a task, and if the cost of surrogate mother expenses is something that you can really afford.
First of all, you check on your health plan. It isn't the best health plan in the world, but at least your work offers you one that can marginally keep up with the other health plans available. You want to find out if the health plan will cover any or (preferably) all of the cost of surrogate mother expenses. You find out that yes, it will cover something, but just some. You agree that something is indeed better than nothing.
Then it's time to do some more research. You find out that surrogate mothers in your area are actually rather hard to find, so you might have to find one in another part of the country. This, of course, will incur additional travel expenses. The next step is finding a list of suitable candidates, which your health care plan has provided.
You don't want just any uterus. This is your biological baby that is being harvested in another woman after all! You want to make sure that whoever does this will be responsible, and will take care of herself throughout the pregnancy. Also, it should be a person that you and your husband get along with, since there should be frequent communication.
After reviewing the list over and over again, you and your husband have narrowed the list down to two candidates. You're provided with their contact information, and call each one in turn. The first one seems nice, but a bit flaky. You're concerned that she might not be the right fit as a result. It's a good thing that you did have some reservations, because the second candidate was the perfect fit.
She lives about a hundred miles away, but at least you won't have to take a plane to reach her. When you meet her, she allays all of your fears. Here's a responsible woman! Also, the cost will be about the same as a new car. Luckily, you have a little nest egg that you can use for this purpose, and what an important purpose it is!