Everything You Need to Know About Surrogacy Costs in Missouri

A Breakdown of What You Might Expect to Pay

Surrogacy can be expensive ā€“ so it's important you understand what your total costs of surrogacy may be before you get started. Learn more about American Surrogacy's program fees here.

It’s one of the biggest questions that our agency gets from intended parents: How much does surrogacy cost in Missouri?

We understand your concern. If you’re like many intended parents, you’ve probably already spent lots of money on other infertility treatments, and you may be wary about spending money on another option you’re still unsure about. You want to make sure you are financially ready for the surrogacy process, and we support you in your research.

It’s a very responsible thing you are doing, and our specialists are here to help you find the answers you’re looking for.

The best way to learn about your estimated surrogacy cost in Missouri is to speak with one of our specialists at 1-800-875-BABY(2229). They can answer all of your questions about the average cost of surrogacy in Missouri with our agency, as well as how your personal preferences may impact your own cost breakdown.

Remember, each surrogacy journey is unique — and so is the overall cost of each process.

There are a few big questions we typically receive from intended parents in the Show Me State. To aid in your research, we’ve provided some basic answers to them below.

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost in Missouri?

First, there is one thing you should know about the price of surrogacy in Missouri: It will mostly be dependent upon your personal situation.

There are many factors that affect the overall cost of surrogacy for intended parents, and many of these factors include their preferences and goals. That’s why the best way to estimate your total surrogacy fees in Missouri is by contacting our surrogacy specialists.

When you work with American Surrogacy, you will be charged one flat organization fee of $25,500. This will cover a great many services required in your family-building process, including:

Some intended parents choose to work independent of an agency to complete their surrogacy process, and that’s totally okay. However, keep this in mind: There is a possibility that hiring all of these services a la carte will end up costing you more than if you had paid a flat agency fee. With American Surrogacy, our agency fees remain fixed, no matter how many matches you go through or how long it takes to complete your journey. You may not get the same guarantee when outsourcing these services to several different professionals.

This is something to research thoroughly before deciding which path to take in your own family-building process.

Something else to know: American Surrogacy’s organization fee does not cover all of your costs of surrogacy in Missouri. You should also be prepared to pay for:

How much you pay for these surrogacy costs will often depend upon the professionals you choose to work with and your and your surrogate’s preferences. These costs can be variable but, when estimating, your surrogacy specialist will usually provide the most conservative estimate — so you are prepared for the “worst-case” scenario, so to say.

You can find more information about these different aspects of surrogacy costs here.

What Does a Surrogate Mother Cost in Missouri?

One of the biggest factors in your overall expenses will be your surrogate mother cost in Missouri — that is, the base compensation that you pay to your gestational carrier for her services.

In Missouri, surrogates have the right to receive base compensation, should they wish to. Base compensation is important; it helps a woman feel appreciated for her services and provides an opportunity for her to help her family at the same time that she is helping yours. At American Surrogacy, our average base compensation is $30,000. This varies based on a surrogate’s preferences and her level of experience with the surrogacy process.

You may consider working with a friend or family member for an altruistic surrogacy to save money, and our specialists can always guide you in the process, if you choose this path. You may also be thinking about completing a surrogacy in a state where base compensation is prohibited by law.

We want you to know: While this may save you money on your overall costs, you may take on more legal and emotional risks. At American Surrogacy, we encourage every intended parent to be prepared to pay for a surrogate mother cost in Missouri — to provide the most positive experience for all involved.

For more information about how surrogate base compensation is determined, please speak with our professionals.

Where Can I Find Surrogacy Loans in Missouri?

It’s no secret — surrogacy can be expensive. However, there are fundraising ideas you can take advantage of during this journey.

In case you didn’t know, you can use certain loans to pay for your costs of surrogacy in Missouri. In fact, certain lenders specialize in providing loans to intended parents hoping to grow their family through assisted reproduction.

Like you should with any loan, research thoroughly to ensure the loan you choose for your surrogacy make sense for your family. Consider the interest rate and the monthly payments (especially after you are paying for a new baby) to make sure that it is a smart financial decision. We advise you to speak with a financial advisor for more information on this topic.

In the meantime, you can contact these companies for more information on fertility-specific financing loans:

You might also consider grants and loans from friends and family to help you afford your surrogacy journey.


If you’re asking, “How much does a surrogate cost and how do I go about doing it in Missouri?” American Surrogacy is here to help. Our specialists are happy to answer all of your questions about your estimated surrogacy cost in Missouri when you contact our offices today.