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SURROGACY COSTS

What are the costs of surrogacy?

We recommend a budget of $110,000 to $140,000 for the entire process, although costs will vary for each individual surrogacy journey. Costs will be discussed in more detail during your initial consult with Surrogacy Pathways. Financing options are available from private lenders for a portion of the total costs.

Understanding Surrogacy Costs

Cost: Paid to: Amount: Fixed or variable:
Screening Compensation Surrogate Via Escrow Company $250-$500 Fixed Paid to cover surrogate's time, effort, and expenses associated with screening at the IVF Clinic
$250 for local IVF clinic | $500 if long-distance travel required
Embryo Transfer Compensation Surrogate via Esrow Company $500-$1000 Fixed Paid to cover surrogate's time, effort, and expenses associated with each embryo transfer
$500 for local IVF clinic | $1000 if long-distance travel required
Base Compensation Surrogate via Escrow Company $35,000-
$45,000
Fixed Paid for surrogate's time and effort during the pregnancy
First time surrogates with Surrogacy Pathways receive a base compensation payment of $35,000
Base compensation starts at $40,000 for New Hampshire surrogates, experienced surrogates, and surrogates with approved health insurance
Payments made on a monthly basis once pregnancy confirmed
Compensation deemed fully earned 34 weeks after the embryo transfer
For a premature birth, balance paid out upon child's discharge from hospital
Supplemental Compensation Surrogate via Escrow Company $0+ Variable Paid for multiples, invasive procedures, c-sections, and other specific circumstances that may apply to your individual circumstances
Monthly Expense Allowance Surrogate via Escrow Company $150/month Fixed For surrogate's local travel, childcare for medical appointments, postage, faxing, over the counter medications, and other miscellaneous expenses
Paid from time of pregnancy confirmation through 4 weeks after delivery/miscarriage/termination of pregnancy
Travel Expenses Surrogate via Escrow Company $0+ Variable Paid for surrogate's and her companion's long-distance travel, including a $75/person/day meal allowance
Maternity Clothes Expenses Surrogate via Escrow Company $750 Fixed Paid in second trimester
Bedrest Related Expenses Surrogate via Escrow Company $0+ Variable For surrogate's child care, housekeeping, and lost wages incurred during doctor ordered bedrest occurring after confirmation of pregnancy through 4 weeks following delivery/miscarriage/termination of pregnancy
Spouse's Lost Wages Reimbursement Surrogate via Escrow Company $0+ Variable Spouse's necessary lost wages compensated after confirmation of pregnancy through surrogate's discharge from hospital following delivery
5 day maximum unless surrogate is placed on extended hospital bedrest
Life Insurance Expenses Insurance Company $500 Fixed Paid for surrogate to carry life insurance coverage through 4 weeks after delivery
Surrogate designates beneficiary
Optional insurance available for intended parents' benefit
Agency Fee Surrogacy Pathways $18,500 Fixed For services of Surrogacy Pathways
$10,000 due upon signing with us | balance of $8500 due prior to match finalization
International Fee Surrogacy Pathways $2500 Fixed Covers additional complexities associated with match involving international intended parents
Escrow Management Escrow Company $1000 Fixed For management of payments to surrogate by independent escrow company
Medical Bills / Health Insurance OBGYN / Hospital / Insurance Company $2500+ Variable For costs incurred within 8 weeks of any failed transfer/delivery/miscarriage/termination of pregnancy
IVF Related Fees IVF Clinic / Pharmacy $15,000+ Variable For screening and IVF procedures
Additional fees may apply if using donated eggs
Child's Medical Expenses Hospital $0+ Variable For medical bills incurred by your child after birth
Legal Fees Lawyers $5000-$9000 Fixed For your attorney and surrogate's attorney