Video: Surrogates and the Legal Process: Medical Costs

Author: GSHC Surrogacy


Attorney Greg Masler of the Law Offices of Gregory S. Masler in California answers common questions about medical costs during a surrogacy journey.

What does a surrogacy attorney do?

Surrogacy attorneys draft and review the surrogacy contract between the Intended Parents and the Surrogate. The surrogacy attorney also prepares and reviews the Pre-Birth Order documents that are filed with the court to establish parental rights.

How are a Surrogate’s medical costs covered during a surrogacy journey?

The Intended Parents are responsible for the medical costs for the Surrogate. The contracts in California state who is responsible for the medical costs and how they will be paid for.

A Surrogate should never be asked to pay her own medical costs during a surrogacy journey.

Do Surrogates need health insurance?

A candidate for surrogacy does not need to have health insurance at the time she applies to become a Surrogate.

Intended Parents will be made aware of the insurance situation of a potential Surrogate when they review a profile. Intended Parents may choose to cash pay for all medical costs out-of-pocket (this is very rare) or to obtain a health insurance policy for their Surrogate.

In the vast majority of cases, Intended Parents purchase a health insurance plan to cover their Surrogate’s medical costs during the surrogacy journey.

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If you are considering surrogacy, please contact GSHC Surrogacy Agency by completing our Surrogate Intake Form, call us at 310.953.0137, or send an email to [email protected] to learn more about how we can help you achieve your dream of starting a family!