Intended Parents - Understanding Costs

We understand the surrogacy process can be a significant cost for many families. We make it our priority to be transparent and provide guidance to help you understand the cost implications of each decision you make.

The average cost can range from $70,000-$110,000. This includes the agency fees, surrogate compensation and expenses, legal fees, and clinic costs.

Surrogate Fees & Expenses Amount
First-time Surrogate Compensation Includes: $200 monthly allowance, $500 maternity clothing allowance, $1,000 transfer fee (if additional transfers are needed, fee is paid each transfer.) $36,000
Proven Surrogate Compensation ​Includes: $200 monthly allowance, $500 maternity clothing allowance, $1,000 transfer fee (if additional transfers are needed, fee is paid each transfer.) $41,000
Life Insurance Policy (1 Year Term) $350-$450
Psychologist Evaluation of Surrogate $750
Agency Fee $15,000 (Domestic)
$20,000 (International)
Legal Fees $7,000-$9,000
Clinic Fees Varies
Escrow Account Management $1,500
Medical Bills for Surrogate On average $6,000-$8,500 (Depends on specific policy benefits)
Medical Insurance Premiums $13,000-$29,000
Fertility Medication (per transfer) $1,500-$2,000
Lost wages (Vaginal birth: up to 6 weeks; C-section: up to 12 weeks) Based on gross wages
Possible Surrogate Fees & Expenses Amount
Travel (Hotel, Food, Airfare, etc.) On average $2,000-$4,000
Cancelled Cycle $500
Lost wages for Bed Rest (per doctor’s order) Based on gross wages
Multiples $5,000 per baby
House cleaning $100 per week
Childcare (if bed rest is needed) $100 per week
Mock Cycle (ERA) $1,000
Loss of Ovaries and/or Fallopian Tubes $2,500
Loss of Uterus or Cervix $5,000
Hysterectomy (removal of uterus and cervix, possibly tubes and ovaries) $7,500
C-section $2,500
Invasive Procedures (Amnio, CVS, D&C, etc.) $500
Termination or Selective Reduction $750
Counseling (if needed) Up to $1,000
Pumping Breast Milk $100 per week plus all costs for supplies and shipping
Cancelled Cycle $500