The Money Back program makes sure the parents, the clinic and the surrogate mother all have the same motive for success
(PRWEB) May 06, 2016
Michael and Bailee crossed the world to have their baby. The couple suffered from years of infertility, so they decided to pursue Gestational Surrogacy in Asia as a last resort. With the help of a surrogacy consultant, the couple are now the ecstatic parents of 1 year-old Kenet.
This month they will repeat the process to conceive his little sister. But it has not been easy, and their decision to travel so far and trust a foreign clinic took a gigantic leap of faith.
“Having the child in the US was just not an option financially,” said Bailee. “Going overseas made so much sense. But it was a real challenge to trust a clinic in Thailand with the future of our family.”
To help couples like Bailee and Michael, Sensible Surrogacy has announced a “Money Back” program designed to allay the fears of would be parents considering surrogacy abroad, and to ensure their first-class treatment from clinics and medical providers.
The “Money Back” surrogacy program provides assurance and comfort to would-be parents. The program will refund clients’ clinic fees if they do not become pregnant. The program is available through the consultancy in partnership with the Adonis Family Center in Kiev, Ukraine.
The terms of the “Money Back” program are simple. Intended parents are given multiple IVF procedures and embryo transfers for an affordable fee. If the surrogate does not get pregnant, the clinic will refund up to 70% of the medical fees. Sensible Surrogacy also will delay its consulting fees until the surrogate is pregnant.
“This program gives our future parents a 99.5% likelihood of a pregnancy,” said Bill Houghton, Director of Sensible Surrogacy. “We don’t call this a ‘Guarantee’ because only God can guarantee a baby – but we do guarantee the clinic’s total commitment to our parents’ new families. Future parents know they will get the best possible care and be the top priority of the medical team. Under this program the clinic has a vested financial interest in a successful pregnancy as quickly as possible.”
Gestational Surrogacy can be a daunting process – especially overseas. This plan offers assurances to parents who are not familiar or fully comfortable with the surrogacy procedure. The program eliminates the possibility of scams or purposeful delays. Under “Money Back”, the clinic and the Intended Parents both benefit directly from a successful, healthy pregnancy as directly as possible.
“Traditional programs have a built-in conflict of interest,” said Houghton. “With other programs, if the parents don’t get pregnant they need to repeat the process – so the clinic makes more money. The Money Back program makes sure the parents, the clinic and the surrogate mother all have the same motive for success.”
Statistically, the probability of success with 5 healthy embryo transfers is about 99.5%.
So-called “Baby Guarantee” programs are not new, but Houghton warns that they are often misleading. “It’s understandable why some couples are drawn to so-called guarantee programs,” he says, “especially in the United States where surrogacy costs can reach $150,000 USD per pregnancy. But what most U.S. programs offer is not really a “Guarantee” at all because they don’t refund the clients’ money.”
According to the online resource ‘The Surrogacy Guide’, most guarantee programs promise that the clinic will keep doing embryo transfers until the parents give up trying, or until the clinic can establish that the parents are infertile and thus ineligible to continue. “Either way, the clinic doesn’t offer any real certainty that the parents will have a baby. And regardless of the outcome, the clinic keeps your money,” according to the Guide.
It’s important to note that even most refund programs will only give money back if the program fails due to a fault by the clinic. In essence, they are only liable for the money if the clients can show negligence.
About Sensible Surrogacy:
Sensible Surrogacy is an ethical IVF & surrogacy consultancy with client support in Europe and North America. We arrange affordable, complete and experienced surrogacy services through our overseas clinics and coordinators. We have relationships with clinics in Kiev, PhnomPehn, Cancun, Los Angeles, and Mumbai. Our mission is to help couples create loving families.
Sensible Surrogacy is also the author of the Online Surrogacy Guide. The Guide is a searchable catalog of everything Intended Parents need to know about Surrogacy… from deciding if surrogacy is an appropriate option for their family, to returning home with their new baby.