Estimated Costs for Gestational Surrogacy (In Vitro Fertilization)

Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc. Fee - $22,000
$9,500Upon signing the retainer ($2,000 additional for residents outside the U.S. & Canada)
$9,500Upon signing the surrogate contract
$3,000Upon confirmation of embryo transfer
$200 per month Administration & Trust Fee upon signing a Tentative Match Agreement

Surrogate Mother Compensation - payments begin at confirmation of heartbeat

Surrogate State1st time SurrogateRepeat Surrogate
California, Nevada, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland$42,000$47,000
All other states$38,000$43,000

Surrogate Mother Expenses - Expense Fund: $5,000 Begins at confirmation of pregnancy via heartbeat (estimated 8 weeks pregnant)
Conditions/Limitations: all expenses must be approved by CSP. Intended Parents must be notified prior to payment. These funds may be used for childcare, housekeeping, mileage & other expenses associated with pregnancy. This will be discussed during a full consultation.

Additional Expenses:

$200/month Monthly Allowance: from signature of TMA to one payment past confirmation of pregnancy by heartbeat
$1,000 Attorney review & clearance of surrogate mother medical insurance policy. Includes assistance in obtaining a policy
$1,500 - $2,000Surrogate mother’s independent attorney fee for contract review and finalization documentation
$250 - $400 Life insurance annual premium (Face value of term policy: $250,000)
$1,500 Group support meeting expense & allowance (after legal clearance is issued) – amount determined by location & travel costs
$750 - $1,750 Embryo transfer fee
$2,500 - $5,000Surrogate mother travel for medical appointments & embryo transfer - includes airline travel, ground transportation & hotel accommodation, if applicable
ActualLost wages for surrogate mother only paid for: doctor appointments, appointments requested by IP, bed rest, maternity leave and specialty medical appointments
Max $150/dayLost wages for surrogate’s spouse/travel companion: net wages not to exceed 10 days total
$3,000Screening costs (Psychological, medical testing for surrogate mother & spouse, background check, personal expenses)
$2,500 - $5,000Outside medical costs (Includes lab fees, fertility drugs, ultrasounds, hospital costs). Amount dependent on where the surrogate mother is monitored in preparation for the embryo transfer
$500/month Medical insurance premiums based on 15 months. If surrogate has her own insurance, no premiums are due. If a policy needs to be purchased prior to conception, continuing two months post birth. This is an estimate only as premiums vary
$4,000 Medical co-pays and deductibles. – this is an estimate as each policy is different

Invasive Medical Procedure Fees:

• Mock cycle:$250
• Drop/cancelled cycle:$500-$1,500
• CVS:$500
• Amniocentesis:$500
• C-section$3,000 (for first time procedure) or $2,500 (for subsequent procedures)
• Selective Reduction:$1,000
• Termination:$1,000
• Miscarriage:$500 - $2,000
• D & C:$500 (per pregnancy lost)
• D & E:$1,000 (per pregnancy lost & includes miscarriage fee)
• Loss of uterus:$3,000
• Loss of tube(s):$1,000

Financial Notes:

  • Surrogate compensation is reduced by $2,000 if intended parents pay for medical insurance premiums
  • Multiples Compensation - $5,000 per additional baby carried
  • Special Compensation Package for Repeat Surrogate Mothers of $60,000 is available in limited circumstances. This is a fixed fee which includes all expenses and lost wages once confirmed pregnant.
Counseling Associates Services - Estimated Fees: $6,425
Anticipated psychological counseling fees - counseling services for intended parents and surrogate mother with licensed mental health professionals.

$1,000Counseling Associates retainer fee
$650Upon completion of match meeting with surrogate mother ($950.00 outside the U.S. & Canada)
$500Upon confirmation of pregnancy
$285Counselor monthly fee

Intended Parents Direct Costs:

$8,000 - $12,000Independent attorney representation in contract with surrogate, finalizing parental rights and evaluation and assistance with all aspects of medical insurance. Additional costs to finalize parental rights will depend on the state of residence for your surrogate.
$20,000 - $30,000IVF Cycle Cost - Average costs for IVF cycle/embryo transfer. Consult your fertility clinic for actual costs.
Note: Intended parents are responsible for any and all medical expenses incurred by their baby upon birth. Your surrogate's medical insurance will NOT cover your baby's medical costs.

All fees quoted in US dollars and based on November 2015 estimate
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