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Cost Estimates for Surrogacy With Egg Donation

International Clients

THESE ESTIMATES DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR IVF DOCTOR’S CHARGES FOR THE COST OF THE IVF MEDICAL TREATMENT OR THE COST OF MEDICAL CARE FOR YOUR SURROGATE DURING THE PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY.

To receive a PDF with a more detailed estimate of expenses, including medical and health insurance costs, click here.

All estimates are based on a no complications singleton pregnancy with no cesarean section and an average arrangement time of 15 months. However, every arrangement is different and the actual cost and amount of time it will take to complete your arrangement may be more or less depending on your individual circumstances 12.

A multiples fee of $7,000 per child will be due for twins or triplets and is not included in the above estimate.

AGENCY FEE $19,500
Surrogate recruitment, including all advertising costs INCLUDED
Psychological assessment of surrogate/partner by licensed professional counselor, including clinical interviews & standardized testing (includes assessments for any rematches) INCLUDED
Home visit of surrogate’s residence, including written report and photographs of home and neighborhood (travel costs extra) INCLUDED
Criminal background check of surrogate/partner by licensed private investigator INCLUDED
Psychological counseling of all parties under American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines INCLUDED
Initial meeting between intended parents and surrogate conducted by SSA representative INCLUDED
Surrogacy contract provided by Law Offices of Gregory E. Stern (includes contracts for any rematches) INCLUDED
Attorney review of arrangement for compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations INCLUDED
Legal and psychological counseling clearance letters issued to IVF clinic under ASRM guidelines (includes any rematches) INCLUDED
Assigned agency coordinator throughout arrangement to provide ongoing monitoring and facilitation INCLUDED
Unlimited psychological support/counseling for surrogate by licensed professional counselor INCLUDED
Delivery of pre-birth court order to hospital and facilitation of birth arrangements with hospital staff INCLUDED
Guidance on obtaining birth certificate and U.S. passport INCLUDED
TRUST FUND, LEGAL SERVICES, HEALTH INSURANCE REVIEW $4,800+
Agency fee to administer contractual payments to surrogate, health care providers and third parties during the arrangement. Funds will be held in an attorney trust fund (IOLTA) account. This is a one-time setup fee due with the opening deposit. $1,000
Monthly fee for electronic deposit of payments to surrogate $10/Month
Attorney fees for legal services to establish parental rights $3,200+
Review of surrogate’s health insurance by insurance specialists $450+
SURROGATE FEES & EXPENSES $52,500+
Surrogate base fee (1st time carrier) Experienced carriers will be paid more $40,000
Embryo transfer fee to surrogate (per transfer) $750
Maternity clothing allowance (singleton pregnancy) $750
Life insurance $500
Estimated monthly expense allowance ($200/mos x 15) Covers local travel (including meals), lost wages and child care for embryo transfer and pregnancy, miscellaneous expenses $3,000
Estimated additional expenses, including invasive procedures, bed rest, and lost wages $7,500

Egg Donation Costs

There are two types of egg donor programs: fresh egg programs and frozen egg programs. Each program operates differently and each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Which program will be the best choice for you will depend on your individual situation. Our staff is available to offer guidance but you must discuss the pros and cons with your doctor based on your medical profile and timing needs.

FRESH CYCLE PROGRAM

In a fresh cycle egg donation program, the donor completes a stimulation/retrieval cycle specifically for the intended parents with their IVF doctor and they will receive all the eggs retrieved in that cycle. THESE AMOUNTS DO NOT INCLUDE CHARGES BY YOUR DOCTOR FOR THE EGG RETRIEVAL OR YOUR IVF TREATMENT.

Our fresh cycle donors are offered through Egg Donor Specialists, a division of Surrogacy Specialists of America, Inc.

AGENCY FEE $7,200
Donor recruitment, including all advertising costs INCLUDED
Psychological assessment of surrogate/partner by licensed professional counselor, including clinical interviews & standardized testing (includes assessments for any rematches) INCLUDED
Psychological assessment of donor by licensed mental health professional, including clinical interviews & standardized testing INCLUDED
Criminal background check INCLUDED
Case management and coordination with IVF clinic INCLUDED
Coordinate travel arrangements for out-of-town donors INCLUDED
Psychological counseling of all parties under American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) guidelines INCLUDED
Egg donation contract provided by Law Offices of Gregory E. Stern INCLUDED
Donor medical complications health insurance INCLUDED
Review of egg donation contract with independent attorney INCLUDED
Attorney representation of egg donor through contract phase INCLUDED
Flowers delivered to donor from intended parents (anonymously on retrieval day INCLUDED
Escrow management of donor’s fee in attorney IOLTA trust account INCLUDED
DONOR FEE $7,000 to $15,000+
Fee paid to the donor for her donation, including local travel, lost wages & child care. The donor’s fee will vary depending on the donor you select and her number of prior donations TBD
DONOR TRAVEL EXPENSES (out-of-town donors only) TBD
Long distance travel bonus (for additional lost wages time, and inconvenience) $500
Long distance travel costs (airfare, hotels, meals, ground transportation, parking) TBD

If you are in the SSA surrogacy program and we do not have a donor in our fresh or frozen donor programs that interests you, we also work with egg donors from other donor agencies.

FROZEN EGG PROGRAM

Until recently, the only egg donor programs have been “fresh cycle” programs in which the recipients contract directly with an egg donor arranged through an agency or IVF clinic. In those programs, the recipients are responsible for all the costs and risks involved in the stimulation/retrieval cycle. Recent advances in egg freezing technology now allow for eggs to be frozen and offered for donation.

The frozen egg program is offered by American Egg Bank, LLC, a Texas limited liability company.

6 FROZEN EGG PACKAGE $16,500+
Additional Eggs $1,500+ per egg

Price will vary depending on donor selected

The AEB 6 egg package fee includes all the costs of obtaining the frozen eggs, such as donor recruitment and the donor’s fee, psychological assessment, criminal background check, genetic screening, and psychological counseling costs. Unlike a “fresh cycle” retrieval, the frozen egg package fee also includes all the medical and legal costs incurred in connection with the donation.

Recipients will pay their IVF doctor separately for the cost of fertilizing the eggs, storage of their frozen embryos, and the later frozen embryo transfer to the recipient mother or a surrogate.