Tuesday, 17 July 2018

UK Couples Paying £60,000 For Surrogates Despite UK System Of “Reasonable Expenses” Only

UK Couples are paying up to £60,000 for babies born via surrogate mothers despite a ban on commercial surrogacy, a study has found.

The UK's "Altruistic" system means surrogates may be reimbursed only "Reasonable expenses", which experts say should cost families no more than £12,000. A recent survey of 177 sets of parents by the University of Kent showed that the largest group - 30 per cent - paid between £20,000 to 30,000 during the surrogacy process, while 25 per cent paid between £10,000 and £15,000, and 21 per cent paid £15,000 to £20,000. Meanwhile seven per cent paid up to £40,000, and in five cases couples paid up to £60,000.

The law does not set a limit for "Reasonable expenses",  however cash transactions are supposed to be scrutinised by judges when they make parental orders, the process that transfers legal parenthood from the surrogate to the Intended Parents.
The large sums will fuel fears that total surrogacy prices are heading towards US levels, where the profit motive is allowed.
Surrogacy UK is one of a number of organisations campaigning for a change in UK’s 30-year-old law following a six-fold increase in legal applications linked to the process, from 55 in 2007 to 316 in 2016.It wants intended parents to be recognised as the legal parents from the moment of birth, so they can make crucial decisions regarding their child’s healthcare. Currently it takes an average of between six and 12 months for courts to grant parental orders.
The link to the full story is provided below.

At Kiran Fertility Services we understand the financial aspect of the surrogacy process and our Intended Parents are advised of the total cost. We have a affordable Guaranteed take home baby package of 50,000 USD all inclusive.  Our International Patient Co-ordinator for UK and Ireland is based out of London and  guides our parents step by step after their arrival with the baby back to UK with the process of parental order. Our “all inclusive” program attracts more Intended Parents from UK in fact, our next UK baby is due to be born next month via our Surrogacy Program in Mombasa, Kenya.
For UK please  contact Tracy at: tracy@kiranfertility.com