Managing the Costs of Surrogacy

We understand this process is expensive, and want to limit the cost you incur as much as possible. There are a few ways to make this experience more cost-effective.

  • Viewing our surrogate profiles is free.
  • Before we ask you to sign a contract or pay a deposit, we will provide you with several surrogate profiles to make sure we have a match for you.
  • When you select a surrogate, we do not collect our full agency fee upfront. Instead, we collect an initial deposit, and the final agency payment is not due until your surrogate is confirmed pregnant.
  • We charge ONE agency fee. Rarely does it occur, but at times the surrogate may not respond well to medications, have a change of heart or cannot complete the process due to unforeseen circumstances. Unlike many agencies, if you find yourself in this difficult place, you will NOT pay an additional agency fee to select a new surrogate for your family.

For more information about financial options for intended parents, see our financing page or contact us.

Estimated Costs of Surrogacy

Surrogate Solutions Agency Fee $18,000 (Domestic)
$20,000 (International)
Surrogate Fee (Fees vary depending on surrogate experience) $30,000-$40,000
Attorney Fees $3,500-$8,000
Escrow Management Fee $1,000
Psychological Evaluation for Surrogate $700-$1,000
IVF Clinic $15,000-$35,000
IVF Medications for Surrogate $3,500-$5,000
Embryo Transfer Fee $750-$1,000
Maternity Clothes $750-$1,000
Monthly Allowance for surrogate $200/month

Additional Fees (depending on Gestational Carrier and State)

Cancelled Cycle Fee $500
Mock Cycle Fee $300
Life Insurance Policy $300
Multiples Fee $3,000-$6,000 per fetus
Invasive Procedures Fee (Amniocentesis, D and C, etc.) $1,000
Termination/Selective Reduction $1,000
C-Section Fee $3,000
Loss of Reproductive Organ Fee $5,000
Medical Insurance Premiums for surrogate (if surrogate currently has a surrogacy exclusion on her plan) $6,000+
Mileage & Childcare Housekeeping & Lost Wages if on bed rest TBD
Disability Insurance (if needed) TBD
Medical Expenses not covered by insurance TBD
Travel, lost wages, and childcare for surrogate’s medical screening and embryo transfer TBD

Estimated Total Cost of Surrogacy (without egg donor):


*The above expenses may be higher or lower in every situation. Each case is different. These figures are only intended to give you a general idea of the cost of surrogacy.

IVF Clinic and Medication Fee

This is only an estimate for the surrogate. Please consult your physician for a more accurate fee schedule.

Surrogate Legal Fees

Legal fees will be between you and your legal representative. Your surrogate will require separate legal representation during contracts so both parties are equally cared for. Total legal fees may be as high as $8,000. These fees are separate and in addition to fees of Surrogate Solutions.

Medical Fees

These fees are between you and the medical provider. The intended parents are responsible for all medical expenses related to the pregnancy that are incurred by the gestational carrier throughout the surrogacy process. Please note that the surrogate’s health insurance may not cover surrogacy. If surrogacy is covered, the insurance is customarily not billed until the surrogate is under the care of her OB/GYN at ten to 12 weeks gestation. Plan to pay cash throughout the entire process while the surrogate is being seen at the fertility clinic. These fees are separate and in addition to fees of Surrogate Solutions.