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The cost of surrogacy internationally has been rising. Low-cost surrogacy destinations typically attract large numbers of eager parents, and when that happens there is a sudden “boom” in IVF and surrogacy births. Of course with growth also comes the growth of malfeasance and profiteering. “Low cost” often comes hand-in-hand with corruption. The knee-jerk reaction of some governments has been to prohibit surrogacy rather than expend energy to understand and legislate based on a long-term vision. Some excellent and affordable destinations have recently closed their borders to foreigners looking for surrogacy, including India and Thailand. The result is inflation in the cost of surrogacy worldwide. Surrogacy costs vary from country to country, as does the success rate and legal requirements. Often there are non-standard expenses that can add thousands to your final price. Sometimes these costs are obvious. Other times the costs are more subtle.