West Coast Surrogacy Costs & Fees

At West Coast Surrogacy, we are transparent about surrogate mother costs and fees. We understand that gestational surrogacy represents a significant cost for many families. And that is why our team is dedicated to providing resources and options to ease your surrogacy journey, including flexible financing options.

The total cost of a surrogacy arrangement includes agency fees, surrogate compensation and expenses, fertility clinic fees and legal fees. However, there are factors to consider which can affect the surrogacy costs substantially. Contact West Coast Surrogacy to learn more about your financial options.

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Non-Employed Surrogate Compensation

First Time Surrogate Outside of CA $60,000
First Time Surrogate in CA $65,000
Experienced Surrogate outside CA $80,000
Experienced Surrogate in CA $85,000

Employed Surrogate Compensation

First Time Surrogate Outside of CA $67,000Covers first $10,000 of lost wages
First Time Surrogate in CA $72,000Covers first $10,000 of lost wages
Experienced Surrogate outside CA $87,000Covers first $10,000 of lost wages
Experienced Surrogate in CA $92,000Covers first $10,000 of lost wages

Additional Surrogate Fees & Allowances

One-Time Bonus (Upon Contract Signing) $3,000.00
Additional monthly and other allowances $300.00
Non accountable allowance (for maternity clothing, housekeeping, massages and other self pampering) $3,000paid in installments of $1,000 every 12 weeks
Multiples fee – twin pregnancy $10,000.00
Multiples fee – triplet pregnancy $20,000.00
Cesarean section $3,000.00
Embryo Transfer Fee $1,500.00
Surrogate’s compensation for lost wages, up to $10,000 if surrogate is employed, will be covered by the base fee. If lost wages exceed the original $10,000, an additional $10,000 may be covered in the event of physician ordered rest, recovery from birth, missed time from work due to pregnancy and/or appointments. Actual cost as determined
Health insurance premium Monthly premium reimbursed if your policy is surrogate friendly


Surrogacy Financing & Payment Options

West Coast Surrogacy is proud of our reputation of making your surrogacy journey as simple and stress free as possible. We always strive to find new ways to help ease any part of the surrogacy process, including the ability to offer our intended parents opportunities to finance their cycles in order to reduce financial stress and provide an affordable surrogacy program.

How much does surrogacy cost from state to state?

Every surrogacy case is unique and involves factors that can impact the overall fees and price. The average cost of surrogacy can range from $190,000 to $230,000 depending on the individual arrangements. In states like California, where surrogates are in high demand, the cost may be slightly higher. Legal requirements and the costs of other services can also vary from state to state. However, the cost of surrogacy doesn't vary greatly between major metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Houston.

What contributes to the overall cost of using a surrogate?

The surrogate process is time-consuming and relies on many moving parts, including the matching process, legal matters, the surrogate’s time and effort, and various medical procedures. All of these factors contribute to the overall cost of working with a surrogate.

Is it cost-effective to ask a friend or family member to be my surrogate?

Although asking someone you know to be your surrogate may initially seem like a lower-cost alternative, working with a known surrogate can still be expensive. All surrogacy journeys, whether you know the surrogate personally or not, involve a significant amount of legal and medical maneuvering, both of which are significant contributors to the overall cost of surrogacy. Furthermore, unless your surrogate agrees to an altruistic arrangement (i.e., a surrogacy agreement in which the surrogate is not compensated for their time and effort), you will still have to pay compensation for your surrogate.

How can I make surrogacy more affordable?

There are many financial options that can help intended parents make the costs of surrogacy more manageable, including taking out loans, using credit cards, and using savings. At West Coast Surrogacy, we’ve partnered with Prosper Healthcare Lending and New Life Fertility Finance, both of which provide intended parents with financing options to help make their family-building journeys more affordable.