If you are seriously considering a surrogacy agency and are conducting research, you might be wondering about the costs of surrogacy. There is no clear-cut answer since there are numerous costs involved that depend on each person’s circumstances or special cases. In general, we try to focus on the overall value of the surrogacy process to get to the end result instead of the costs associated with each step of the way.
Please note that the figures we are providing are estimates.
The average cost of surrogacy can range from $80,000 to $160,000. The base compensation for a surrogate mother is approximately $35,000-$60,000 and up to pay for the effort and time they dedicate to carry a baby for another person. A surrogate usually receives payments on top of the base compensation for things, such as maternity clothes, medication, and travel to and from medical appointments. Most health insurance carriers exclude surrogacy so often the Intended Parents have to purchase a new surrogate friendly plan for their surrogate.
The other types of fees associated with surrogacy are the professional management costs for the agency to navigate you through the entire journey. This includes the recruitment, vetting and education of qualified applicants. The professional agency manages all the ins and outs of the process and ensures that everyone is on the same page for a successful outcome.
Some other costs to consider are the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process to retrieve eggs from the donor or intended mother, fertilized, and transferred to the surrogate mother. Fees for IVF treatment are upwards of $20,000 and usually include blood tests, medical screenings, medications, and lab tests.
Everyone’s surrogacy experience is different, so please remember that when budgeting for a surrogacy. Please contact us with any questions you may have about costs for a surrogacy process.