Surrogate Mother Costs
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.
2016 Schedule of Surrogacy Fees & Costs
|Gestational Surrogate Compensation
Cost varies based on first time or experienced surrogate fee and singleton versus multiple pregnancy
|Base Fee for first time surrogate - CA Surrogates (paid in monthly installments of $4,000.00 per month commencing 1st month after fetal heartbeat)||$40,000.00|
|Base Fee for first time surrogate - All other States (paid in monthly installments of $3,500.00 per month commencing 1st month after fetal heartbeat)||$35,000.00|
|Additional surrogate fee for a second time experienced surrogate||$5,000.00|
|Additional surrogate fee for a third time experienced surrogate||$7,000.00|
|IVF Embryo Transfer Fee (upon completion of embryo transfer)||$1,000.00|
|Maternity clothing allowance (paid at approx 16 weeks gestation)
Additional clothing allowance for multiples
|Monthly miscellaneous allowance (once matched, surrogate is compensated $200 per month for misc. expenses for approximately 12 months)||$2,400.00|
|Pregnancy Pamper Package
Allowance provided to surrogate between gestational week 16 and 8 weeks post partum. Services will be Agency and physician approved.
|Housekeeping ($150 paid monthly throughout pregnancy begining on the first of the month following confirmation of fetal heartbeat, ending 30 days post partum)||$1,500.00|
|Multiples Fee – Twin pregnancy||$5,000.00|
|Multiples Fee – Triplet pregnancy||$10,000.00|
|Every member of the West Coast Surrogacy program staff is dedicated to supporting the surrogate as well as the intended parent(s) during this remarkable experience.|
|Mock Cycle during testing phase||$300.00|
|Invasive procedure: Amniocentesis, CVS, Cerclage, D&C, Fetal Reduction||$500.00|
|Termination of Pregnancy||$1500.00|
|Loss of Tube and/or ovary||$1500.00|
|Hysterectomy (loss of uterus up to 6 months post partum)||$5,000.00|
|Psychological Screening – surrogate, spouse, and intended parents||$1,000.00|
|Criminal Background Investigation – surrogate and spouse||$126.00 - $402.00|
|Criminal Background Investigation – intended parents||$126.00 - $402.00|
|Medical Screening of Surrogate and Spouse||as determined by IVF physician|
|Drafting of Gestational Surrogacy Contract for Intended Parents||$2,000 - 2,750.00|
|Review Gestational Surrogacy Contract on behalf of Surrogate||$1,000.00|
|Establish Parentage||$4,000.00 - 7,000.00|
|Trust Account Management||$1,000.00 - 1,500.00|
|Monthly surrogate support group meeting in addition to 90 minutes of phone/email support each month for Surrogate and Intended Parents, phone support pre & post embryo transfer, post pregnancy test, and post partum||$2,500.00|
|Other Costs Paid by Intended Parents|
|Insurance verification of private health insurance policy (as needed)||$200.00 - $350.00|
|Term Life Insurance Policy of $250,000 for surrogate (approximate cost)||$500.00|
|Surrogate’s health insurance (approximate cost if using her own insurance)||$10,000.00 - $15,000.00|
|Hotel and travel arrangements for surrogate during embryo transfer and physician mandated bed rest (approximate costs may vary)||$1,500.00|
|Surrogate’s compensation for lost wages if surrogate is employed in the event of physician ordered rest||(costs will vary)|
|Medications for surrogate during IVF process and pregnancy||(costs will vary)|
|Professional Fees to your IVF physician for embryo transfer cycle||(costs will vary)|
|Monitoring for surrogate if she lives outside the area of your IVF physician||(costs will vary)|
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.
Though our partnerships with Prosper Healthcare Lending and New Life Fertility Finance intended parents are able to seek fertility financing for their surrogacy agreement. Both Prosper Healthcare Lending and New Life Fertility Finance work exclusively with specialty lending, such as those for fertility centers and third party reproduction agencies (surrogacy and egg donation) and their intended parents. Their specialized services allow for custom tailored loans that meet the unique needs of future parents while facilitating an easy, convenient, and competitive loan process.
Some of the benefits you’ll receive with a loan from Prosper Healthcare Lending or New Life Fertility Finance include:
- Loans up to $100,000
- Immediate decisions for loans under $35,000
- Term options out to 84 months (affordable monthly payments)
- No transaction fees
- No pre-payment penalties
- A fast and easy application process
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 $90,000 to $130,000 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.
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If you have any questions about the gestational surrogate costs and fees or paying for surrogacy please contact West Coast Surrogacy.