Surrogacy and Moving – Accomplish Both at the Same Time
Expecting a Surrogate baby can be an exciting time for expecting Intended Parents. With a miracle on the way, you might find yourself in a situation of wanting to move into a new house before the baby arrives. Below are a few tips on how to accomplish buying the perfect family home as you carry on your surrogacy journey.
Consider the Cost
It’s no secret that a Surrogate can be expensive, and purchasing a house at the same time can be even more costly. The first step is to look at your budget, taking into consideration the continuing costs of your surrogacy journey. Once you have this information, you can then establish a home buying budget. If you are concerned about not being able to afford surrogacy and purchasing a home at the same time, you might want to explore the different financing options available to you. One option that is particularly appealing to first-time homebuyers or someone with a limited financial history is an FHA loan. This loan has fewer limitations, especially if you are already taking out another loan specifically for surrogacy. Once you have the cost in mind, it’s time for the fun part — house hunting.
Decide on Location
When house hunting, it’s important to factor in the location of where you want to raise your growing family. You may want to consider school districts, and location to amenities important for a growing family, such as playgrounds and parks. Assess if you want to live in a family-friendly neighborhood or a more remote property surrounded by nature. Nearby school districts are also important when searching for the perfect home because you will want your children to attend a quality school when they get older. Once you have a location in mind, it’s time to evaluate the size of the home you want to purchase.
Determine the Appropriate Size
Once you have chosen your location, the next step is to decide how large of a home you will need for your family. Although your budget may not allow you to have the home of your dreams right away, you can still have a list of priorities you want your new home to have. Consider the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you would like to be in your new home, and also the size of the rooms and backyard. You should also explore different types of homes that best fit the lifestyle you want, such as a ranch-style home or bungalow. Now that you have a size in mind that will best fit your family, you should consider looking for a home with safety features for a newborn.
Although location and size are important, you don’t want to overlook a home that’s not safe for a child. Though you will be taking home a baby, that baby will quickly become an on-the-move toddler. Some characteristics to look for in a home with a newborn on the way might include durable floors, a limited amount of stairs, an open concept, a nursery close to the master bedroom, and plenty of storage space. If you are buying an older house, make sure to check the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure the home is safe. There are many baby-proofing tips you will want to make sure to follow, like covering up any outlet that a child has easy access to. Baby-proofing the home early on will ensure your child is as safe as possible as they start to grow.
With the blessing of your Surrogate pregnancy well underway, you can consider everything else you will need to make your family complete and comfortable, including your new home. Now that you have a budget, location, and size of home you want in mind, you have all the means to welcome your miracle in a new home. Accomplishing buying a home while also in the middle of your Surrogate journey is something to most certainly be proud of, especially with the need to plan financially for both processes. It may be stressful at times, but having a plan in place will only help both experiences be more enjoyable in the end, and help your new family and location work well together.
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