How much does it cost to have a homo parental family in Mexico?
In 2019 it will be 10 years since Mexico City legislatively approved weddings between people of the same sex. Until 2018, there have been 9 thousand 681 equal marriages in the capital, according to figures from the capital's Government.
A homo parental family is considered a family where a couple - of men or women - legally formalize their union and become the parents of at least one child, whether through adoption, surrogacy, fertilization treatments or if one of the two He had children naturally in a previous relationship.
"Getting married and starting a family life involves rethinking the finances in the medium and long term, so there are basic decisions that should be discussed as a couple before formalizing the relationship: knowing if they will opt for a joint property marriage, defining how they will manage the expenses of the home and if they will be able to support children, among other commitments together", explains Sebastián Medrano, director of Coru.com
So, how much does it cost to form a homo parental family in Mexico?
Regarding the basic concepts of the formalization of a homo parental family, the financial services comparator Coru.com collected some of the main ones:
1) Marriage - from $ 1,212
Although in Mexico there is no federal law of marriage between people of the same sex, equal marriage has already been regulated in 18 of 32 states. The City of Mexico and Morelos contemplate it even in its local constitution and other nine entities in its Civil Code.
Likewise, in almost 30 countries around the world, same-sex marriage is legal, according to a 2019 report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).
In CDMX, the celebration of an equal marriage within the office of the civil registry has a cost of 1,212 pesos, if it is at home it costs 2,433.5 pesos and if it is also outside the jurisdiction the price is 7,445.5 pesos. You have to fill out a civil marriage application through the Civil Registry page.
2) Conceive family - according to the alternative
The Political Constitution of the CDMX in its article 11, dictates that "families with LGBTTTI partners, with or without daughters and sons, who are under the figure of civil marriage, concubinage or some other, are recognized as equal rights. civil union".
From 2013 to 2018, 17 couples from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite, transgender, transgender and intersex (LGBTTTI) population managed to make an adoption, according to data from the Legal and Legal Services Council of the capital (Cejur).
The application process is free and always subject to an assessment of the National System for the Integral Development of the Family (SNDIF). In addition to complying with a series of files, vouchers, and exams, the couple must accredit the Induction Course to applicants for adoption with a minimum duration of 2 months.
The registration is made in the offices of the DIF of each state. Some procedures can also be carried out through the homes that depend on private assistance boards, supervised by federal authorities.
Although the DIF processes do not involve a direct cost, it may be necessary to pay for a particular socioeconomic study (from 3,000 pesos depending on the contracted agency), in addition the couple can request advice from a lawyer or a private agency whose fees are based on the complexity from 40,000 pesos, according to the data of Thomson Reuters Lawyers.
4) Fertilization - from 70 thousand pesos
Although the price is only for reference and in the simplest cases since the treatment can double the cost and time if donors and preimplantation genetic diagnoses are required, according to centers such as Biofertility Center.
5) Intrauterine insemination - from 70 thousand pesos
Treatment also depends on the complexity of the case, the age of the patient and whether or not to require donors, in which case the cost also doubles.
To the treatments of assisted reproduction, it is necessary to add cost by specialist consultation (up to 1,500 pesos per session), also in some cases the preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), which besides being expensive, is done in certain risk conditions more the medications that each case requires.
If successful, we must add the cost of pregnancy (generally high care) and delivery, which ranges from 13 to 27 thousand pesos, according to the Federal Consumer Attorney (Profeco).