Thursday, October 3, 2013
From ABC News:
Jimmy Fallon is bursting at the seams over his baby girl, Winnie, who was born via a surrogate to him and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, in late July. And let's not forget about Giuliana and Bill Rancic's nearly 1-year-old, Duke, also born via a surrogate. From surrogates to adoption, there's a baby boom happening in Hollywood. Unfortunately, these routes aren't as easy for those who don't have that star paycheck to pay for it.
While it seems like it might be an easy alternative, the reality, of course, is more complicated and expensive. Hopeful couples discover that adoption or gestational surrogacy costs from tens of thousands of dollars to more than $100,000. (And that's on top of the thousands of dollars many have already shelled out on fertility treatments, to say nothing about the emotional toll.)
Financing options are available -- from grants to loans to companies willing to foot part of the bill -- but these are few and far between and usually don't make up the entire cost of adding a child to a family.
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