The Cost of Surrogacy
The cost of surrogacy varies widely, depending on many variables, including how experienced the surrogate you choose to work with is, the distance your surrogate lives from your fertility clinic, and more. Most surrogacy journeys cost between $75,000-120,000, with a median of around $80,000.
The total cost of surrogacy can generally be broken down into a few categories: administrative fees, standard surrogate compensation, surrogate travel expenses & reimbursements, surrogate benefits, legal fees, and surrogate compensation for complications and high-risk pregnancies.
Many expenses, like the agency fee and payment to the surrogate in standard distributions through pregnancy, are standard in virtually all surrogacy arrangements. Other expenses like lost wages and surgical and complication bonuses are only encountered if they happen.
Use the calculator below to toggle on and off various surrogacy expenses to determine the effect they have on cost of surrogacy and estimate the potential cost of your surrogacy journey.