Why Panama Was a Great Destination for Surrogacy
(and why Mexico is now the place to go!)
When couples or singles (gay or straight) think of affordable surrogacy, they often think of India, but PlanetHospital, the pioneers of international surrogacy had helped develop Panama as a better and alternative destination than India.
Unfortunately as of March 27, 2013, the Panamanian health authorities have decided to end the practice of surrogacy. Panama was responsible for over 80+ families over a course of 4 years.
Today however, PlanetHospital is pleased to offer new pioneering destinations like Mexico.
MEXICO- THE ALTERNATIVE TO PANAMA
In Mexico, a would-be parent will come to our partner clinic in Cancun and deposit semen and their partner or donor would provide the oocytes; or we can also have embryos shipped to Mexico. The surrogates come from another state in Mexico and arrive in Cancun for the transfer and then return back home for the gestation. The cost of surrogacy in Mexico is $39,995 all inclusive except for travel.
There are optional costs including:
Second attempt (you would only cover the surrogates’ travel and medical costs which is $1000 in Mexico and $1400 in Thailand)
Initial lab tests (except for donor) – If you want to do this at the clinic it is $500 for men and $1200 for women (but a woman should do this in their own country and insurance might cover it, the donor's tests are INCLUDED).
Egg donor if required (Egg donors are usually $6000 in Mexico but unusual requests are higher, in Thailand, a THAI donor starts at $4,500 and increases depending on education and complexion).
Embryo of Sperm Shipping (starting at $2,000)
Semen washing ($3.500)
Gender selection ($1,500 for sperm sorting, this leaves you with more embryos but less certainty if a male is desired; or $6,000 for PGD which almost guarantees a male but reduces the # of embroys.
PGD (Genetic tests, quoted based on what you want)
Twins Extra $6,000
Complications related to the child at birth (paid to hospital but reimbursed by insurance)
Surrogate insurance ($1000/trimester, covers all complications), optional
3rd party supervision and facilitation (this is where PlanetHospital verifies that the process is taking place. May not be required since your funds are in escrow, but if you want additional peace of mind and a bi-weekly update from OUR staff vs the clinicm, then this is the option for you, we charge only $750/trimester.
Concierge service after baby is born ($2,000) -- we will take care of everything after the baby is born, or we can provide you with detailed written instructions for free (we struggled long and hard to decide if we wanted to include this or not but in the end we wanted to offer you the lowest price possible, but if you want a higher level of service, we are glad to assist you).
Travel hotel and meals
Consulate charges (passports)
To learn more about surrogacy in Mexicocontact PlanetHospital by either calling 800-243-0172 (or +1-818-665-4801 if you are from outside the US) or use the form on the right. PlanetHospital has a no hassle no spam privacy ethic. You will be called once and emailed once (with a comprehensive information kit) and if we have not reached you, we will wait for when you are ready to contact us. PlanetHospital is the world's oldest and largest Medical Tourism company. Founded in 2002, the company has been featured in over 300+ media stories including CNN, NIGHTLINE, TIME MAGAZINE, and more. PlanetHospital was also one of the first to offer surrogacy in India and in Panama and now the first to offer it in Mexico.
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