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Love Shouldn’t Break the Bank: Affordable Options for LGBTQIA+ Family Building

Pride Month is a vibrant celebration of love, self-expression, and the LGBTQIA+ community. It’s also a time to reflect on the beautiful diversity of families within the community, and the unique paths LGBTQIA+ individuals take to build them. For many, the dream of parenthood is a cherished desire, and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and surrogacy can be powerful tools to turn that dream into reality.

Building a Rainbow Family: IVF and Surrogacy

IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is a medical procedure that involves fertilizing an egg with sperm outside the body. The resulting embryo is then implanted in the uterus for pregnancy. Surrogacy involves a gestational carrier who carries the pregnancy for the intended parents. Both IVF and surrogacy can be incredible options for LGBTQ+ couples and singles to build families, but navigating the costs can feel overwhelming.

The Cost Conversation: Demystifying IVF and Surrogacy Expenses

IVF and surrogacy can be expensive, with IVF cycles ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 and surrogacy arrangements varying depending on factors like location, medical needs, and legal fees. However, there are ways to make these dreams more affordable. Here’s a breakdown:

  • IVF:

  • Insurance Coverage: Some insurance plans now cover part of IVF costs. Check with your provider to understand your specific IVF insurance coverage.
  • Grants and Scholarships: Organizations like Family Equality (https://familyequality.org/) offer grants specifically for LGBTQ+ intended parents. You can search and filter for grants on the Sunfish website.
  • Reduced-Cost IVF Programs: Some clinics offer lower-cost IVF cycles with specific protocols or limitations.
  • The Sunfish Gold IVF Success Program: You can save money on your journey by enrolling in a money back guarantee. At Sunfish partner clinics, you can qualify for up to a 90% refund if your cycle is unsuccessful.

  • Surrogacy:

  • Pick the right agency for you. Costs can vary, with a typical surrogacy journey at about $150,000. But depending on where your surrogate is located in the US, and which agency, you may find some cost savings.
  • Egg & Sperm Donation: For couples who need sperm or eggs, there are a number of options to find both fresh or frozen donors. Costs can vary – and don’t forget to check if you have employer benefits!

Sunfish: Your Ally in Making Family Dreams a Reality

Sunfish is a financial company with a mission to make family building more affordable. We offer unique financial solutions well suited for IVF and surrogacy costs. These options allow you to spread the cost of your journey over affordable monthly payments, helping you manage your finances and focus on the joy of creating your family.

Beyond the Bottom Line: The Priceless Value of Love

While financial considerations are important, it’s crucial to remember that love is the most valuable ingredient in building a family. Whether you choose IVF, surrogacy, adoption, or another path altogether, the love you bring to parenthood is what truly matters.

Celebrating Pride with Every Family Story

This Pride Month, we celebrate the beautiful tapestry of LGBTQ+ families. By creating awareness about affordable family-building options, we empower more individuals to embark on their parenthood journeys. Remember, with careful planning, financial resources, and the unwavering support of the LGBTQ+ community, your dream of a family can become a joyful reality.

Ready to Learn More?

Sunfish can help navigate the financial aspects of your family-building journey. Visit our website at https://joinsunfish.com/ to explore their financial solutions and take the first step towards making your dreams a reality. Happy Pride!