Surrogacy Costs

Surrogacy Costs and Expenses

(All compensation is $US and confirmed in surrogacy agreement)

The following outlines typical surrogacy costs and expenses. Please keep in mind that these are estimates and actual amounts may be more or less than shown here.

Agency Fee

We would like to make this journey enjoyable, quick and cost efficient for you. The industry is inundated with large companies making a lot of money off of indented parent(s) letdowns. We do things differently: we get paid when you succeed. Simple. Most surrogacy agencies charge $15-20k up front to work with parents. Some of them only help for 6-12 months and the money is non-refundable.

Baby Mason Fees:

  • $5,000 (US) at start
  • $5,000 (US) at ultrasound confirming baby’s heartbeat
  • $5,000 (US) after baby’s birth

The total $15k needs to be deposited into escrow upon signing of agency agreement. (Additional terms and details regarding rematch, additional cycles and cancelations are available in the agency agreement.)

Medical Expenses

All medical expenses will be estimated by your clinic and IVF doctor. These expenses will be paid directly by you to the medical facility. These expenses will vary depending on the clinic. Our agency will assist you in finding the right clinic and will help you understand the costs. Some of these expenses include:

  • Egg donor and/or surrogate medical examinations
  • Egg donor and/or surrogate psychological exams
  • Egg donor and/or surrogate laboratory tests
  • Egg donor and/or surrogate cycle medications
  • Egg donor egg retrieval, insemination and storage
  • Parent medical examination, evaluation, testing and sperm deposit
  • PGS/PGD gender selection and genetic testing of embryos
  • Surrogate mock transfer or transfer
  • Embryo freezing, thawing and storage

Legal Expenses

Intended parent(s) will be responsible for all legal fees for you, egg donor and surrogate. All legal expenses will be estimated by each attorney and paid directly to the law firm. These expenses will vary depending on the clinic. Our agency will assist you in finding the right law firm and will help you understand the costs. Some of these expenses include:

  • Intended parent’s attorney for surrogacy agreement and pre-birth order ($5000-6000k)
  • Surrogate’s attorney for surrogacy agreement and pre-birth order ($500-$1000)
  • Court filing fees for pre-birth order (TBD)

Travel Expenses

If an egg donor or surrogate is selected who resides in a city other than the clinic, travel expenses for the surrogate and egg donor will be paid by the indented parent(s). Also, all necessary travel expenses for the intended parent(s) will be paid directly by the indented parent.

Escrow Expense

Intended parent(s) will be asked to engage a surrogacy escrow company who will make all payments to surrogate and agency. Escrow fees vary. ($800-$1,500)

Surrogate Compensation

Please see the detailed surrogate compensation page >