Frequently Asked Questions
About Our Baby
1. How long should we plan to stay in U.S. after baby is born?
We were planning to go back to China once baby is one month, is this recommended? Consult your Pediatrician for more accurate advice and information. We are not medical professionals. However, it is widely acknowledged that a new born child should begin travel about 6-8 weeks after birth due to risk of illness.
2. To get baby’s health insurance, what do we need to prepare for in advance?
The required information to set up your Newborn Health Insurance is the Certificate of Birth from the hospital, Official name of the child, an address where you will be residing during your stay in the USA, a method in which you intend to pay for services (preferably a US Bank Account or Credit Card).
3. Do you have any services to help arrange lodging, and while we stay in U.S. when baby is born?
We have services in specific areas of southern California on a limited availability. We also have a VIP Concierge services available. Ask your representative or Case Manager about these services.
4. How much would it typically cost for staying in LA area for 3 months? Rental? Food? Services?
We need to budget for this. A furnished rental apartment can be found for about $400 a night. A monthly rental for a AirBnB reservation in the southern California region averages from $2000-$5000 a month depending on the city and facility. Hotels range from $100 a night to $600 a night depending on quality and location. A rental car is about $900 a month ($30 a day). Restaurant food is approximately $100 for a dinner meal for two adults. These are typical estimates (not quotes) and the prices change frequently with the seasons and local economy.
5. If our baby is born in San Diego area and we got health insurance in the same area then we move to the LA area are the hospital visits in LA area covered by the insurance? How can we avoid out of pocket cost as much as possible for our baby?
The New Born insurance coverage is a regionally based insurance. Once you move to another location you need to get in touch with your insurance representative and we can make the changes to your “In Network area”. You will then have to find a local Pediatrician and Clinic that will take the insurance. If you are making moves within the State of California this should not be a problem. The out of pocket cost limits will remain the same regardless to where you live and the amount will be known to you when you sign up for the insurance.
6. What’s the service fee for helping arrange Newborn baby?
The handling fee for setting up New Born insurance is covered in the Insurance Management & Review fee in the beginning of your surrogacy journey. If you are a new client who has never worked with OFS during your surrogacy process and only inquired for your Newborn Insurance than a $500 handling fee will be charged.
7. What is the service fee for setting up our temporary living arrangements in the U.S.?
OFS and OFG have a concierge service as well as a VIP service to help you make these arrangements. The fees for this service vary depending on your needs and requirements. Consult your case manager for more information.
8. Are there any service fee charge for getting the only the Newborn health insurance and prepare for all the application requirements?
If you are a new client who has never worked with OFS during your surrogacy process and only require Newborn Insurance than a $500 handling fee will be charged. All of the paperwork as well as management will be handled by our agents. OFS will apply for, manage and cancel the insurance at all the appropriate times.