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So you’ve decided that surrogacy is the right path for you to finally experience the joys of parenthood. That’s an exciting start to your journey and one of the very first questions intended parents ask: “How much is all this going to cost me?”

The truth is, surrogacy isn’t a cheap option. Bringing a surrogate into your family-building journey involves many important services, components, and professionals that contribute to the cost. However, as one of the leading gestational carrier agencies, our team at First Fertility believes that breaking down surrogacy costs in a transparent way makes it a much more approachable option for many.

Let’s take a candid look at a typical surrogacy costs breakdown, the factors involved, and how to realistically plan for this sizable but worthwhile investment in your future family.

What are the Main Surrogacy Costs?

While precise costs can vary based on your specific circumstances, most comprehensive surrogacy arrangements will include:

Surrogate Compensation Package

Arguably the biggest line item, this accounts for the fundamental compensation provided to your gestational surrogate for their incredible commitment. This generally covers:

  • Base compensation amount 
  • Maternity clothing allowance
  • Monthly allowance
  • Fees for circumstances like bed rest, cesarean delivery, etc.

Medical Costs

These expenses cover the surrogate’s medical screening, fertility medications, IVF procedures, and more. Essential legal fees are included in our package costs.

Agency and Professional Fees

This includes agency fees for surrogate recruiting/screening, case management, legal services, overhead costs, and things like counseling, travel, etc.

Legal Fees

You’ll need reproductive law experts to properly handle all the contacts, parentage orders, and other legal paperwork involved. Essential legal fees are included in our package costs.

Additional Potential Costs:

  • Egg donor compensation (if using donor eggs)
  • Embryo creation, testing, and banking fees from IVF lab
  • Travel and accommodations for surrogate-related appointments

There may be additional expenses depending on your individual situation, like extra legal filings, courier fees, notarization and so on.

Through extensive legal contracts, our surrogates agree to have no parental rights or responsibilities to the child after delivery. All surrogates are to relinquish the baby to the intended parents who will be recognized on the birth certificate.

“As you can clearly see, surrogacy is not a “one-size-fits-all” option when it comes to total costs, as they do vary. Depending on your circumstances and any complications, the full price tag can range anywhere from (65,000 USD $) on the lower-end to over (90,000 USD $) for more complex arrangements. “

However, this is much lower than international surrogacy services, like the United States for example, which are often above $200,000 USD. We are mindful that it is not a cheap service, but overwhelmingly parents do feel it is worth the cost once it’s all completed.

What You Get in Return

Having a child is one of life’s most rewarding and significant events. Being able to share a genetic connection and experience all those pregnancy milestones in real-time is what makes surrogacy so profoundly special for many intended parents.

At First Fertility, we believe that if surrogacy is your path to parenthood, you deserve for it to be affordable, accessible, and amazingly supported from start to finish. That’s why we work diligently to maximize your benefits while controlling costs.

Ways We Make Surrogacy More Financially Achievable:

  • Comprehensive financing and multi-cycle discounting programs
  • Partnerships with an elite, cost-efficient surrogacy network
  • PGT-A embryo testing to prevent miscarriages/complications
  • Promoting long-term surrogate relationships to reduce future costs

Your Surrogacy Journey

At First Fertility, we’ll ensure every legal, financial, and emotional consideration surrounding your unique surrogacy situation is thoughtfully accounted for at every turn. Building your family is an incredible investment – one our entire team believes you deserve to make with confidence and peace of mind.

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