How Much Does Surrogacy Cost?

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost?

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Understanding Surrogacy Costs

Surrogacy can be a life-changing journey. If you are considering surrogacy as a way to start your family, then you probably have questions about the cost of surrogacy.

Completing a surrogacy journey requires a wide variety of professionals and services to ensure each step is done safely, legally and ethically — and each of these services and professionals will contribute to your total surrogacy cost.

American Surrogacy offers comprehensive surrogacy services and is involved in every detail of the surrogacy process, helping you to fulfill your dreams of becoming parents. By working with American Surrogacy, you will become parents!

We understand that some of the first questions that intended parents ask are, “How much does surrogacy cost?” and “How much does a surrogate cost?”

This guide explains:

  • The cost of surrogacy with American Surrogacy
  • The average cost of surrogacy you will find online
  • How our fixed fees differ from others and create a better journey for you

While surrogacy costs can be expensive, there is a reason — American Surrogacy offers you case management and support services through every step of your surrogacy journey. Many intended parents find that these extensive services are well worth the surrogacy price they pay.

To learn more about the cost of surrogacy with American Surrogacy, contact us today at 1-800-875-BABY (2229).

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost?

Market research has shown that surrogacy costs can vary significantly. You are likely to find professionals quoting the cost of surrogacy anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000. That type of uncertainty can create fear and confusion. 

Our costs, on the other hand, follow a fixed fee structure.

Why is this so important? 

One of the greatest benefits of working with American Surrogacy is our fixed surrogacy fees.We know that the wide variable range of surrogacy fees that are seen across the web can be daunting. This is why we have moved towards a fixed fee structure, so you are aware of the costs associated upfront. That means the cost you see is the cost you’ll pay, so you can move forward with certainty. 

The fixed cost of the surrogacy process through American Surrogacy is $129,900.

The fees that are included in this fixed fee are:

Agency and Case Management Fees

  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Support and Education
  • Case Management
  • Contact Mediation
  • Surrogate and Intended Parent Screening

Gestational Carrier Fees

  • Base Surrogate Compensation
  • Monthly Reimbursements for Out of Pocket Expenses
  • Escrow Services Fees
  • Travel and Lodging for Carrier
  • Lost Wages

Medical Fees

  • Insurance Coverage of Gestational Carrier
  • Surrogate Medical Screening
  • Outside Monitoring

Legal Fees

  • Legal Fees Necessary to Complete Surrogate Journey
  • Gestational Carrier Legal Fees
  • Gestational Surrogacy Contract Support
  • Agency Administrative Duties

While the surrogacy cost for our organization fees may be higher or lower than other surrogacy agencies, it’s important to remember that an organization’s fees usually reflect how many supportive services you’ll receive throughout the process.

With American Surrogacy, this means we will manage your case from day one, allowing you to focus on what’s really important — preparing for your new baby.

Variable Costs of Surrogacy [Not Associated with Our Fixed Fees]

Along with the fixed fees from American Surrogacy, there are other expenses associated with the total cost of surrogacy that we cannot fully account for. These expenses may come from doctor's offices, fertility clinics, outside legal counsel, travel and other costs that are required to complete a surrogacy journey.

Several of the most common variable expenses that factor into the cost of surrogacy are: 

IVF Fees

All IVF clinics have their own standards and practices for medications, style of procedure and timelines. Due to this, our fixed fee does not include the IVF fees because they are variable by state and location.

Newborn Expenses

In the majority of cases, the intended parent's health insurance should cover newborn expenses. 

Intended Parent Travel

If you desire to travel to the surrogate to be alongside her through medical appointments, your travel expenses would be outside of the scope of the agency fee.

Surrogate Breast Milk

If you would like your child to have breastmilk and your surrogate consents to this process, an additional fee will incur to complete this process. This will occur on a weekly basis and the fee is approximately $200 a week.

Varied Surrogate Experience and Location

Based on the location and experience of the surrogate you choose, additional fees may occur to accommodate her needs.

Intended Parent Outside Counsel

If you choose to hire outside oversight counsel in addition to your representation, American Surrogacy will not cover those additional legal fees.

Learn More About How Much Surrogacy Costs

Because no two surrogacies are ever alike, the total price of surrogacy can vary greatly — which can make it challenging to answer the question, “How much does surrogacy cost?”

Certain costs are "fixed," including our organization fees, legal fees and the gestational carrier's compensation (based on experience). Other costs, such as medical expenses, are variable, and correspond with the number of attempts required for transfer, for example. 

However, surrogacy costs today can be fairly manageable with the right preparation and forethought. There are many ways you can fundraise for the costs of surrogacy, including through loans, grants and family assistance. Your surrogacy specialists can also discuss with you your options for surrogacy fundraising as you prepare to begin the process with our agency.

To answer the question, “How much do surrogates and surrogacy cost?” our surrogacy specialists are available now. They can discuss the average cost of surrogacy with our organization in more detail, as well as the types of surrogacy expenses you can expect in your particular circumstances.

Please contact us today to receive more information about how much surrogacy costs with American Surrogacy at 1-800-875-BABY (2229).

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