How Much Does Surrogacy Cost in California?

The cost of surrogacy in California can be an important factor in choosing surrogacy. We lay out what fees you are expected to pay and how our fixed costs can help you along the way.

The journey to parenthood looks different for everyone. If you are considering surrogacy as a way to start your own family, you may be wondering how much surrogacy costs in California. This process includes a variety of professionals and services that will contribute to the total cost, but American Surrogacy has created a fixed fee structure to alleviate your worries. Surrogacy is a huge investment both emotionally and financially, but this life-changing journey will be worth it when you finally get to fulfill your dreams of becoming parents.

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American Surrogacy understands the cost of surrogacy in California is important for intended parents to understand before moving forward with their journey. Our guide will help you understand the costs associated with surrogacy, and what our fixed fees will cover to help you when it comes to planning your budget.

Agency & Case Management Fees

These costs come from the support of your surrogacy specialist who will help you throughout the surrogacy process. This includes screenings for you and the surrogate, mediation and case management. Agency fees also cover advertising, marketing and unlimited matching.

Through the agency and case management fees, you are receiving care through every step of the surrogacy journey. Your surrogacy specialist is there to help you through mediation, assist in finding you appropriate legal counsel, and much more. Your fees also cover unlimited embryo implantation to increase your chances.

Gestational Carrier Fees

The payment for the surrogate is what many people think of when it comes to surrogacy costs in California. This includes the base compensation you will pay your surrogate along with monthly reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses. Gestational carrier fees may also include:

  • Escrow service fees

  • Lost wages

  • Travel and lodging for carrier

  • Maternity clothing

Medical Fees

Another large part of the cost of surrogacy in California is the medical fees. From harvesting the egg to delivery, there will be a lot of doctor visits, medical treatments, and hospital stays. The medical fees of surrogacy include insurance coverage of the gestational carrier and surrogate medical screening. In addition, you will have to pay for outside monitoring and a life insurance policy.

Legal Fees

These fees are necessary to complete the surrogate journey and include the costs of the legal fees for intended parents and the gestational carrier. There will be fees for the counsel of you and the surrogate, which covers gestational surrogacy contract support. This also covers agency administrative duties.

Variable Costs

These surrogacy costs in California are not associated with agency fees, but are generally something you should include when you financially prepare for surrogacy. These expenses may come from doctor visits, fertility clinics, surrogate legal counsel, travel and other costs required for the surrogacy journey. Common variable costs include:

  • IVF Fees

  • Newborn Expenses

  • Intended Parent Travel

  • Surrogate Breast Milk

  • Varied Surrogate Experience and Location

  • Intended Parent Outside Counsel

American Surrogacy’s Fixed Cost

We want you to be clear on the California surrogacy cost breakdown. Our fixed cost for surrogacy at American Surrogacy is $149,900. This includes agency fees, gestational carrier fees, medical fees and legal fees. The wonderful benefit of working with American Surrogacy is the financial aspect. We want you to be aware of the costs upfront, so you can move forward with certainty.

Personalized Experience

American Surrogacy wants you to have the best surrogacy experience possible. From getting started to coming home with your baby, we know there will be a million questions along the way. Our experienced surrogacy specialists will be there to assist you whenever you need it.

Get connected with a surrogacy specialist today to learn more about what you can expect for the cost of surrogacy in California.