Estimated Costs for Gestational Surrogacy (In Vitro Fertilization)

Surrogacy Costs
Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc. Professional Fees$22,000
Upon signing the retainer ($2,000 additional for residents outside the U.S. & Canada)$9,500
Upon signing the surrogate contract$9,500
Upon confirmation of first embryo transfer$3,000
Administration & Trust Fee (starts when matched)$ 200/month
Surrogate Mother Compensation
California, Nevada, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland$42,000
All other states$38,000
Additional Compensation for Repeat Surrogate$ 5,000
Surrogate Mother Expenses Fund$ 5,000
Additional Surrogacy Expenses
Monthly Allowance$200/month
Attorney review$1,000
Surrogate mother's independent attorney fee for contract review and finalization documentation$1,500 - $2,000
Life insurance annual premium$250 - $400
Group support meeting expense$1,500
Embryo transfer fee$750 - $1,750
Surrogate mother travel$2,500 - $5,000
Lost wages for surrogate motherActual
Lost wages for surrogate's spouse/travel companionMax $150/day
Reimbursement of CSP pre-screening costs$3,000
Medical costs outside of the IVF clinic$2,500 - $5,000
Medical insurance premiums, if applicable$500/month
Medical co-pays & deductibles$4,000
Invasive Medical Procedure Compensation to Surrogate Mother
Mock cycle$250
Drop/cancelled cycle$500 - $1,500
C-section (less $500 for subsequent procedures)$3,000
Selective Reduction$1,000
Miscarriage$500 - $2,000
D & C (per pregnancy lost)$500
D & E (per pregnancy lost & includes miscarriage fee)$1,000
Loss of uterus$3,000
Loss of tube(s)$1,000
Financial Notes
Reduction in compensation if intended parents pay for medical insurance premiums-$2,000
Multiples Compensation$5,000
Special Compensation Package for qualified, repeat surrogate mothers. Fixed compensation - includes all expenses & lost wages once confirmed pregnant.$60,000
Professional Psychological Services - Estimated Fees$6,425
Counseling Associates retainer fee$1,000
Matching with surrogate mother (+$300 outside the U.S. & Canada)$ 650
Upon confirmation of pregnancy$ 500
Counselor fee for available services (higher if multiples)$ 285/month
Intended Parents Direct Costs
Legal fees - Consult your attorney for actual costs$8,000 - $12,000
IVF Cycle Cost - Consult your fertility clinic for actual costs$20,000 - $30,000
Note: Newborn medical costs are incurred by the intended parents. Your surrogate's medical insurance will NOT cover your baby's medical costs.