I was recently asked why go to Mexico for IVF and Surrogacy? Aren't there other cheaper more reliable options for surrogacy? A lot of people are going to India, why didn't you go that route?
I really, really, really, looked hard at going to India because everyone kept saying that it was so cheap. I found out that this wasn't true once you added in all of the non-surrogacy expenses.
You have at least two 30 hour flights to get to India. Then you have the hotel fees on the first trip of around 2 weeks and the baby pick-up takes around a month.
The DNA tests cost a few hundred, plus extra fees for the birth certificate and passport. Mexico ended up being so much cheaper. And closer.
We walked across the border and did our pre-testing and monitoring while staying at home.
Flights were only 3 hours and costs $100 each way. We went in the winter and left the rain to arrive in 80 degree weather.
We spent 7 days in Guadalajara. We flew our surrogate in from the USA after we arrived and she spent 4 days in Mexico and loved the vacation. That was the entire trip to Mexico.
Now we are all safely back in the USA and in a Pre-Birth order state for delivery so as the Intended Parent our names will go on the birth certificate. The birth and pregnancy happen here in the USA where we have excellent rights as the Intended Parents.
We got the best of both worlds. Affordable IVF and the comfort of home.