No, not if you compare “apples” to “apples” Our program is comprehensive. We have staff who are trained and ready to assist intended parents and surrogate mothers. In addition, we are associated with a psychological team of experienced counselors. We are also associated with a law firms that assists our clients in drafting and finalizing contracts, verifies insurance coverage, finalizes parental rights and assists intended parents in obtaining birth certificates and passports, if necessary.
We also state all costs up front. Our estimate anticipates all of your expenses, instead of giving you an initial low fee that excludes many expenses you will later be asked to pay. If other agencies give you the same service, with the same caliber staff and professionals, their costs would no doubt be greater than ours. Our fee is $18,000. Most clients are with our program for one to two years. (i.e. 9 months of pregnancy, several months of trying to get pregnant, and several months after the birth to finalize medical bills.) The remainder of the costs are medical, psychological, legal and surrogate mother fees and expenses. Please note that these fees are incurred no matter which program you select. Compare our estimated cost sheet line-by-line with any other agency. This will clearly show you what costs are being overlooked by other agencies.
Some intended parents believe they are paying us to match them with a surrogate mother. In other words, they are paying to be introduced to a surrogate mother. However, this is only the beginning of our work on your behalf. You are paying our program for our accumulated experience in this field. There is no book or class you can attend that will teach you how to accomplish Surrogacy.