Costs of Surrogacy

Average cost for gestational surrogacy.

Here is a general breakdown of the costs of surrogacy. Please keep in mind that this is only an estimated review if costs. There are many individual circumstances that may change costs involved. Also, most clinics now offer guaranteed and value packages that include everything from the initial fertility assessment and treatment plan to the creation of the embryos and follow up until the surrogate is 12 weeks pregnant.

Average cost of Surrogacy (not including egg donation)

IVF Cycle (costs may vary depending on clinic fees and number of cycles) $10,000 - $20,000
Psychological Evaluations $500 - $700
Medical screening $1,500 - $3,000
Surrogate Mother Expenses $22,000 - $32,000
Additional Expenses: bedrest (if medically deemed necessary) Subject to Surrogate's expenses and loss of wages
Legal Fees $4,000 - $5,000
Life Insurance $500 - (average)
(not including clinic package fee) 
$35,000 - $65,000

Other Considerations

Surrogate Mothers and Egg Donors can only be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses that are as a result of the surrogacy journey.

Some expenses included are:

  • A percentage of groceries
  • Childcare
  • Travel Expenses
  • Housekeeping
  • Life insurance policy
  • Phone / internet
  • Vitamins / supplements
  • Chiropractic / acupuncture care
  • Massage therapy
  • Counselling
  • Medications