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Everything you should know about gay surrogacy
Family planning for same-sex couples is never an oopsy! For this reason, it’s also super expensive, and most online advice for queer family planning sucks. On this Queer Money®, get the insights of someone who succeeded with gay surrogacy. Also, get your free copy of the 5 Building Blocks of a Happy Gay Life.
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On episode 15 of the Queer Money® podcast, we talked with Adrian (not his real name) about how he and his husband used international gay surrogacy to have their son.
Adrian talked extensively about the challenges that same-sex couples have with surrogacy and how they were able to navigate through some of those with the support of family, friends and determined planning ahead.
He mentioned how same-sex couples who want to start a family face many challenges, not just in having children, but there are other issues such as obtaining multiple sets of birth certificates due to the different laws in varying countries. How laws differ from country to country and how that can inhibit the ability to have children or increase the costs.
It was definitely an eye-opener for the two of us when Adrian talked about the costs, how they planned ahead by creating the top three most likely scenarios and how his love of spreadsheets helped them plan ahead financially.
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For many straight couples, having children can be a surprise or a planned event, where the costs are often covered by health insurance and much of the overall cost is minimized compared to same-sex couples.
Adrian’s story and journey highlighted the need for same-sex couples to do their homework to see what advantages there are to tap and that hiring the right help can make the process easier. As Adrian said, “If I were to do it over again, I would hire experts to help with the process.” We all know that experts can help, but there is a cost.
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Get more help for your gay family planning:
- How One Gay Couple Grew Their Queer Family
- How to Start Being a Happy Gay Man
- How Help Us Adopt Can Help You Adopt
We’re David and John Auten-Schneider, the Debt Free Guys (www.debtfreeguys.com) and hosts of the Queer Money® podcast. We help queer people (and allies) live fabulously not fabulously broke by helping them 1) pay off credit card debt, 2) become part- or full-time entrepreneurs and 3) save and invest for retirement.