Surrogacy cost

Surrogacy Costs in USA and Overseas:

Costs vary by Country and State of choice, we do recommend Surrogacy in the USA be done in California because of their strong Intended Parent State Laws.

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The Table below is a short summary of overall costs you can expect by location. The comparison are based on Frozen Embryo Transfer. IVF and Egg Donor costs will be extra:

Country Frozen Embryo Transfer Costs IVF Costs ($) Egg Donor Costs ($) LGBT Status
USA $119,000 $18,000 $15,000 Yes
Canada $80, 000 $12, 000 $12, 000 Yes
Ukraine $59,000 $8,000 $8,000 No
Ghana $49,000 $6,000 $6,000 Yes - For single Men/Women
India $49,000 $6,000 $6,000 Yes – Only for Indian Nationals

Note: We offer surrogacy services in all these countries.

The above is a short summary comparison for estimated out-of-pocket costs for surrogacy. In the USA delivery costs for the baby are not included. These can be up to $50,000 depending on Insurance coverage carried by the surrogate

In overseas clinics Surrogacy costs usually include costs for delivering the baby. How ever, you should budget for travel costs of $2,000 to $6,000. For a more detailed breakdown of the costs that go into surrogacy, please click on the links on the country name.

Keep in mind that the success rate for the IVF and Surrogacy in the top quality clinics we use in the USA and Overseas are very comparable. The differences in costs are related to the lower cost of living and lower health care costs in the different countries.

  First Time Surrogate
Surrogate Compensation $30,000.00
Surrogate Monthly Allowance ($250.00 per month) $3,500.00
Surrogate Clothing Allowance ( for singleton pregnancy ) Twins $1,000.00 $750.00
Surrogacy Fee For Embryo Transfer ( per transfer ) $1,000.00
Surrogace Insurance ( this amount may vary ) $8,000.00
Surrogate Start Medicine $300, Positive Beta $300, Heartbeat $300 $900.00
Psychological Evaluation $300.00
Surrogate Life Insurance ( this amount may vary can be higher depending on policy) $850.00
Legal ( this amount may vary) $9,500.00
Surrogate Back Ground Check $200.00
Escrow Fees $1,500.00
Surrogacy administration fee $15,000.00
Lost Wages Max payout $3,000.00
Travel to clinic $800.00
Domestic Assistance / House Keeping $1,250.00
C-section $2,500.00
Obstetical Monitoring $5,000.00
Frozen Embryo Transfer $5,400.00
Screening Labs per person $500.00
Surrogacy Agency Fee $15,000.00
Estimated Costs $104,950.00

The fees listed above are estimated costs for surrogacy.

Please note fees listed below are on an as needed basis

Canceled Cycle Fee $250.00
Mock Cycle Fee (If Doctor Ordered ) $250.00
Loss Of Reproductive Organs $5,000.00
Invasive Procedures ( per procedure ) $500.00
Multiples ( per additional baby ) $5,000.00
Termination/Reduction Fee $1,000.00
Newborn Insurance Singleton vs. Twins $3000.00 to $5000.00

The fees listed above are estimated costs for surrogacy.

Egg Donation Options in the USA:

Different Egg Donations options in the USA have different costs associated with them. Typical are summarized in the Table Below. Actual costs for IVF vary significantly by the IVF Clinic. Keep in mind that even top-rated clinics that have similar excellent fertility rates may have wide variation in costs in the USA.

IVF OPTION IVF Costs ($) Egg Donor or Egg Costs ($) Total for Budgeting ($)
Fresh Donor Cycle $18,000 $15,000 $33,000
Fresh Egg Sharing Cycle $10,000 $10,000 $20.000
Frozen Eggs to create Embryos $8,000 $15,000 $23,000
Frozen Embryo unfreezing, storage and Transfer $6,000 $0 $6,000

The Overseas Surrogacy services to be provided by Agency, include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advertising and locating prospective surrogates,
  • Screening and interviewing prospective surrogates,
  • Presenting intended parents with possible surrogate matches
  • Psychological testing on surrogate,
  • Coordination of medical and legal services,
  • Arranging for accommodations, food, childcare, transportation for surrogate,
  • Paying the following
    • IVF physician
    • OB/GYN fees,
    • Surrogate fees,
    • Fees for food, childcare, and accommodations for your surrogate,
    • Fees associated with the birth certificate for your baby/babies.

Clients will pay Agency a flat fee of $39,000.00 for the services provided under this agreement. This fee applies to the Intended parent providing frozen Embryos to transfer to the surrogate, delivered to the IVF Center This fee can either be paid upfront or in the following manner:

  • 100 at submitting application form and agreement.
  • $13,000 at start of surrogate selection process to cover surrogate selection, testing, etc.
  • Egg donor fees (if an egg donor is needed) are covered under a separate agreement.
  • $13,000 at time of the embryo transfer.
  • $13,000 at the beginning of the sixth month of pregnancy.

If ultrasound shows twins or triplets, additional surrogacy fees will be $4,000 per extra child carried.

Any medical costs beyond normal pregnancy and delivery will be billed to client. This may include:

Complicated Vaginal Delivery $1,000
Caesarean delivery $ 6,000
NICU for baby if needed $350 per day.
Other invasive procedures e.g D&C or Cervical Cerclage $2,000
This price list is not exhaustive thus any other costs not captured will be forwarded to you for agreement and payment.

Any special pre-pregnancy testing and screening requested by Intended Parents beyond normal evaluations of surrogates will be billed and are payable by Intended Parents.

Any fees charged by the surrogacy Center Overseas not included in the above. These are identified in the Surrogacy Agreement provided to you by the IVF Center. In the event of any dispute or disagreement, the surrogacy agreement Client signs with Overseas IVF Center will take precedence.

Legal fees, visa fees, travel costs, etc. will be paid by the recipient as incurred directly to the person providing such services.

DNA testing costs to confirm paternity of Baby and Passport filing fees to bring Baby back to the USA are determined by and paid directly to the USA Embassy. These are not included in this cost estimate.

Late payments carry interest charges of 1.5% per month.

Different Egg Donations options Overseas have lower costs associated with them versus the USA . Typical costs are summarized in the Table Below for comparison. Actual costs for IVF vary significantly by the IVF Clinic.

The costs below do not include Transportation costs to have the donor travel to or frozen eggs delivered to the IVF center

IVF OPTION IVF Costs ($) Egg Donor or Egg Costs ($) Total for Budgeting ($)
Fresh Donor Cycle $6,000 $6,000 $12,000
Fresh Egg Sharing Cycle $4,000 $4,000 $8.000
Frozen Eggs to create Embryos $4,000 $6,000 $10,000
Frozen Embryo unfreezing, storage and Transfer $4,000 $0 $4,000