Baby Miracles

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  1. Base compensation

    I didn't have insurance and mine is $30k Base plus expenses and they enrolled me in an insurance plan. Pretty much every agency I inquired with was around the same. I met a girl at my medical screening who out right told me she was getting $40k plus expenses (I did not ask her this lol ) Now that seemed like a lot for a first time surrogate I guess it depends which state? I am going out of California which I believe compensates more than other states.. Did your agency not give you a fee schedule before contracts?
  2. Hi! I didn’t have insurance prior to surrogacy but the plan I got enrolled to is BCBS TX. I haven’t used the insurance yet, but it does cover surrogacy
  3. Surrogacy compensation plans?

    Thanks Traci !
  4. Surrogacy compensation plans?

    My husband and I were talking about this the other night and I didn't really have an answer. I have absolutely no clue what to do with the compensation once I get further into this journey. I plan on paying off some debt, which I don't have a lot of, but then I am wondering what is the smartest thing to do with it? Did any of you use yours for a chunk out of your mortgage? Put it into a Certificate to grow? I have a car note and I feel like it would be weird to throw all my money to paying it off since it's so materialistic just to say I fully own it--especially when I normally trade in every couple of years. I of course want to put chunks into each of my children's savings account but I just don't know how much. Of course we don't do surrogacy for the money, but the fact is, we do get compensated so what in the world did you do with yours!
  5. Does anyone know why.....

    You’re amazing ! Thank you for your long and thorough reply—you answered it all for me ! Happy New Year !
  6. Does anyone know why.....

    Hi all! So a little update! I was matched Dec. 4th, met the IPs via Skype December 12th, they purchased my insurance on the 15th, waited for them to finish up some paperwork and today I scheduled my psych eval for Jan 4th and my medical screening January 15th. It seems everything is happening so fast! I know every agency is different and I see most people do their legal before this, but I guess this agency does it opposite. Anyways, I live in Houston and the clinic is in Los Angeles. I will be flying and I asked if I could fly out at night and do my appointment the next day then come home but they insisted they only do same day flights. So I will be flying there and back the same day. Fortunately it's only a 3 hour flight, so 6 hours total for the day but I wonder why this is? Is it so you don't have a paid for vacation or something that they don't want me staying more than that same day? lol. I am from there and my parents still live there so I was hoping to have some down time at least overnight but oh well. I just was wondering the reason, and I'm not going to question the agency about it because it's not that serious. Next, for you personally, how long did it take from the time of getting psychologically and medically cleared, to an actual transfer. I know I will get a calendar and meds and all of that but I would like to know how long it was for each of you personally. I am wondering if since this all has happened in less than a month, if I will be transferring possibly in February if I am cleared in Jan. IPs said they want everything done ASAP so I am thinking it would be possible Fingers crossed for a 2018 baby! Happy almost New Year ladies!
  7. Skype Call with IPs

    Thank you, you two ! ❤️❤️
  8. Skype Call with IPs

    We had our call last night! They were seriously the most adorable couple from China. We had a lovely conversation that turned emotional and I am getting more and more excited to be able to help complete their family! They only want one child (I was hoping for twins to be able to experience it but oh well!) At the end when they asked if I would like to work with them and if I liked them I almost cried. It's funny because the whole time I was hoping they liked ME and to see how nervous they were when they asked me, made me realize the nerves were on BOTH sides and they were probably scared of me not wanting to match with them, just as I was. I can't imagine starting this journey with a more loving, nice couple. They said they want to start ASAP because they have 3 high quality frozen embryos in Beverly Hills, so after enrolling me in an Obama care plan (I only have 3 days left!), we will get this party started. Can't believe it's beginning finally--wish me lucky for a smooth process! XOXO
  9. I was matched today !

    Alice57 thank you so much, I am trying to exercise patience for sure because I know there’s so many possible road blocks. I’m pretty much trying to not get my hopes up, stop checking my email a million times etc waiting for calls from my agency lol. I have my skype call Monday and really hope they like me. I’ve become so incredibly passionate about surrogacy after nonstop research that I hope to find an agency to actually work for as an intake specialist or coordinator. My coordinator said it’s about who you know, and being very involved in the surrogacy groups and community. I graduate school in June and hope to continue to educate myself because I have never been so sure about a career path. Thanks for being here for me ladies, I’m sure I’ll have a million more questions through this journey I’ll update my post Monday after our skype call
  10. I was matched today !

    Beachalice—such an informative reply. Thank you soooo much !
  11. I was matched today !

    Hi! Thank you so much. My family I prematched with is also from China ! Thank you for replying. After posting this I found a whole bunch of info on here that answered my questions. I’m overwhelmed (in a good way) of all the new info I’m learning and hearing everyone’s journeys. I can’t wait to move forward
  12. I was matched today !

    This is my first journey as a surrogate. I am so incredibly excited and got matched today. I applied and finished my profile with my agency last week and got a letter from an amazing family today. We are planning our Skype call for hopefully this week. What was the process like for you after meeting your IPs? One thing I keep seeing on this site is that there is a lot of waiting involved which is fine with me. (I definitely didn't expect to get matched in a week) What is the next step after meeting? I will be talking to my agency about all of my questions but just wanted to see how your experiences were. Has anyone met the IPs then they changed their minds? If the mother already has frozen eggs are they normally ready to start? Thanks everyone!