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hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
3rd Apr '13

That is an AMAZING thing to do. You're so awesome. Good luck with everything hun! :D

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15287 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting rosie has a vagina.:" Obviously we've talked about it if I'm trying to conceive a child for her, lmao. I'm not just going ... [snip!] ... for the best. Surrogacy costs around $30,000 and there's just no way in hell we can afford it but it was our first thought."


It's actually about double that if not going through an agency.



I know of a couple who adopted privately through friends and it cost them about $5k.

SherryandMatt Due February 15; 1 child; 6 angel babies; Arizona 3856 posts
3rd Apr '13

I absolutely wish you the best of luck. And I'm sure you've talked about every aspect but is there a reason why you don't use his sperm? You could "collect" it and insert with a syringe. You are SO brave and I understand the love you have for your friend:) Again wishing all of you involved the BEST OF LUCK!!!:) Keep us posted!!

CLC 29 Weeks Due October 23 (twins); TTC since Jul 2009; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Nebraska 1711 posts
3rd Apr '13

I adopted privetly and did all the work myself. I hired an attorney and someone to do the homestudy. It cost about $7000 but I had to use 2 lawyers bc mine was out of state and I had to have one from each state.

unused account 1 child; Crookston, Minnesota 15738 posts
4th Apr '13
Quoting CLC:" I adopted privetly and did all the work myself. I hired an attorney and someone to do the homestudy. ... [snip!] ... the homestudy. It cost about $7000 but I had to use 2 lawyers bc mine was out of state and I had to have one from each state."


I'm not asking from anything from her though. Everything I've looked at says it costs so much and then says that that price includes travel expenses, birthmother expenses, etc. But all she's going to have to pay for is actually filing the adoption and the homestudy and stuff. Is it still gonna be that much?!

CLC 29 Weeks Due October 23 (twins); TTC since Jul 2009; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Nebraska 1711 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting rosie has a vagina.:</b>" I'm not asking from anything from her though. Everything I've looked at says it costs so much and then ... [snip!] ... she's going to have to pay for is actually filing the adoption and the homestudy and stuff. Is it still gonna be that much?!"</blockquote>




Ya well at most with only one attorney and a h

CLC 29 Weeks Due October 23 (twins); TTC since Jul 2009; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Nebraska 1711 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting rosie has a vagina.:</b>" I'm not asking from anything from her though. Everything I've looked at says it costs so much and then ... [snip!] ... she's going to have to pay for is actually filing the adoption and the homestudy and stuff. Is it still gonna be that much?!"</blockquote>




Ya well at most with only one attorney and a h

CLC 29 Weeks Due October 23 (twins); TTC since Jul 2009; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Nebraska 1711 posts
4th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting rosie has a vagina.:</b>" I'm not asking from anything from her though. Everything I've looked at says it costs so much and then ... [snip!] ... she's going to have to pay for is actually filing the adoption and the homestudy and stuff. Is it still gonna be that much?!"</blockquote>




Ya well at most with only one attorney and a home study maybe she could do it for $5000.

(Pregulator♡] Due November 27 (girl); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; I'll Never Tell..., WI, United States 3952 posts
4th Apr '13
Quoting rosie has a vagina.:" I'm not asking from anything from her though. Everything I've looked at says it costs so much and then ... [snip!] ... she's going to have to pay for is actually filing the adoption and the homestudy and stuff. Is it still gonna be that much?!"


You may want to make sure that your insurance is going to cover their part since you are not keeping the baby. Hate to see you get hit with a 10,000 hospital bill.

unused account 1 child; Crookston, Minnesota 15738 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting (♥ my littles]
BABY MAKES TWO Due September 16 (boy); Australia 193 posts
13th Apr '13

You are amazing!! Pure and simple...I hope that this works out for both you and your friend