Quoting nurselindsey:" I can see that it would be expensive for the surrogate. Were you thinking of using an agency? Or did someone offer?"
I've had quite a few offers (on Baby Gaga even lol) and a couple of cousins have offered as well, one of them being a perfect candidate. I would avoid going through an agency at all cost because the agency fees alone are ridiculous. Like $40k. My parents offered to pay their compensation but they didn't realize that the compensation is just a small fraction of the total cost. It generally costs about $100,000 for surrogacy in the US but since we have our embryos already and wouldn't use an agency it would be more like $50,000. But still, we can't afford that anytime in the near future. We have also looked at surrogacy in India which is about $60,000 (but less for us since we already have embryos).
I'd really rather just avoid all this and get my vagina hogtied (that's what my friend calls the transabdominal cerclage LOL) and have the baby myself.