Posted on 01/28/2019 in Integrative Understanding of Infertility

Surrogacy Cost: Traditional vs Gestational

Surrogacy Cost: Traditional vs Gestational

Traditional Surrogacy Cost: 

Every pregnancy is absolutely unique. Every Surrogate Mother is absolutely unique. Every tiny bundle of joy growing inside the surrogate mother is also absolutely unique. Therefore, every surrogacy case involves its unique factors that can impact the overall fees and price. Here, it should be noted, that all the basic Terms and Conditions will be formulated and included into Surrogacy Services Initial Agreement/Surrogacy Contract. Before you sign the initial version of the Surrogacy Contract, there would be the negotiations, and if the consensus is established the draft version/versions of the Surrogacy Contract will be prepared to further discussion.


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You and your attorney will Draft and Negotiate the Surrogacy Contract Terms and Conditions, include and exclude things that may cause the misunderstanding between you and surrogate mother, discuss with the surrogate mother everything in the utmost details. And only after that you and your surrogate mother will sign initial Surrogacy Contract. The more accurately you formulate every tiny detail and note it down to the Surrogacy Contract, the fewer misunderstandings and misinterpretations will be in the future. If something is too multiplex to understand, ask the attorney to interpret you everything about that. If something may cause an inaccurate interpretation, ask the attorney to reformulate the Terms/Conditions to avoid the dual interpretation. The Surrogacy Contract is a legally binding contract. Therefore prior to signing it, ask to have each term fully explained to you so that you clearly understand the agreement. And do ask to include the ESTIMATED COSTS for everything with two extremes: the minimum price and the maximum price. For example, the Surrogate Mother’s fee ($20,000–22,000 for single–birth, $24,000–28,000 for twins, $30,000–34,000 for triplets, etc.).

In general, intended parent/intended parents will be required to pay the following expenses:

Program fees paid to Surrogacy Agency: 

(1) Attorney and Surrogacy Agency Fees;

(2) Counseling Costs;

(3) Legal Contracts Included Fee;

(4) Traditional Surrogacy Fee;

(5) International Fee;

(6) Coordination for a Traditional Surrogate.

Screening fees and medical expenses: 

(7) Blood Screening Panel for Surrogate Mother & Intended Parent/Parents;

(8) Surrogate Mother’s Medical Evaluation;

(9) Intended parent’s/parents’ Medical Evaluation;

(10) Psychological Evaluation;

(11) Medications for Surrogate Mother;

(12) Surrogate Mother’s medical expenses, including IUI or IVF expenses.

Other surrogate–related fees: 

(13) Surrogate Mother’s monthly allowance;

(14) Maternity Clothing Allowance;

(15) Birth Documents;

(16) Invasive Procedure fees (HSG, Mock Cycle, Mock Transfer, Cerclage. Also may be paid for non-medical cycle cancellation. Most clinics now perform a HSG at screening).

Fees you may pay, depending on circumstances:

(17) Lost Wages (insurance and actual earnings for working Surrogates only);

(18) Travel Expenses;

(19) Multiple Fee (this fee is paid to Surrogate Mother for each additional baby carried beyond one);

(20) C–Section Fee (sometimes C–Section is strongly recommended by the doctors or this surgery can be done in emergency cases when there is an increased risk for the health of the Surrogate Mother and the baby she carries).

Fees rarely paid:

(21) Loss of Reproductive Capabilities (any Loss of or loss of function to Fallopian tubes, uterus, and/or complete hysterectomy);

(22) Surgery for an ectopic pregnancy;

(23) Amniocentesis Fee;

(24) Dilation and Curettage Surgery (D&C), Selective Reduction Termination.


Gestational Surrogacy Cost: 

Gestational Surrogacy Costs depend on many factors. In every case, the expenses and the ultimate cost will be different. It is essential that you and your attorney and the Surrogate Mother with her attorney design the draft versions of the Gestational Surrogacy Contract and after that negotiate it to make one draft version blended from the Terms and Conditions represented in two draft versions. After that, it is vital to formulate all the Terms and Conditions, all the Costs and Expenses and to design the most transparent and inclusive initial Gestational Surrogacy Contract that will be signed. In the event of a dispute between the Intended Parents and Gestational Surrogate Mother (Gestational Carrier) regarding either party’s obligations under the Gestational Surrogacy Contract, the parties should agree to submit such dispute to arbitration.

The more accurately you formulate every tiny detail and note it down to the Surrogacy Contract, the fewer misunderstandings and misinterpretations will be in the future. If something is too multiplex to understand, ask the attorney to interpret you everything about that. If something may cause an inaccurate interpretation, ask the attorney to reformulate the Terms/Conditions to avoid the dual interpretation. The Surrogacy Contract is a legally binding contract. Therefore prior to signing it, ask to have each term fully explained to you so that you clearly understand the agreement. And do ask to include the ESTIMATED COSTS for everything with two extremes: the minimum price and the maximum price. For example, the Surrogate Mother’s fee ($20,000–22,000 for single–birth, $24,000–28,000 for twins, $30,000–34,000 for triplets, etc.).

In general, intended parent/intended parents will be required to pay the following expenses:

Program fees paid to Surrogacy Agency: 

(1) Attorney and Surrogacy Agency Fees;

(2) Counseling Costs;

(3) Legal Contracts Included Fee;

(4) Gestational Surrogacy Fee;

(5) International Fee;

(6) Coordination for a Gestational Surrogate.

Screening fees and medical expenses: 

(7) Blood Screening Panel for Surrogate Mother & Intended Parent/Parents;

(8) Surrogate Mother’s Medical Evaluation;

(9) Intended parent’s/parents’ Medical Evaluation;

(10) Psychological Evaluation;

(11) Medications for Surrogate Mother;

(12) Surrogate Mother’s medical expenses, including IVF expenses.

Oocyte/sperm donation program fees:

(13) Oocyte Donation Program Fees;

(14) Sperm Donation Program Fees.

In Vitro Fertilization Treatment Cycle (if the intended mother can produce the healthy oocytes):

(15) Intended Mother’s Medical Evaluation;

(16) Psychological Evaluation;

(17) Medications for Intended Mother;

(18) Oocyte Retrieval Fees (if the intended mother can produce the healthy oocytes);

(19) Elective Fertility Preservation: oocyte freezing option may be proposed;

(20) Elective Fertility Preservation: embryo freezing option may be proposed.

In Vitro Fertilization Treatment Cycle (if the intended father can produce the healthy sperm):

(19) Intended Father’s Medical Evaluation;

(20) Psychological Evaluation;

(21) Medications for Intended Father;

(22) Elective Fertility Preservation: sperm freezing option may be proposed.

Other surrogate–related fees: 

(23) Surrogate Mother’s monthly allowance;

(24) Maternity Clothing Allowance;

(25) Birth Documents;

(26) Invasive Procedure fees (HSG, Mock Cycle, Mock Transfer, Cerclage. Also may be paid for non-medical cycle cancellation. Most clinics now perform a HSG at screening).

Fees you may pay, depending on circumstances:

(27) Lost Wages (insurance and actual earnings for working Surrogates only);

(28) Travel Expenses;

(29) Multiple Fee (this fee is paid to Surrogate Mother for each additional baby carried beyond one);

(30) C–Section Fee (sometimes C–Section is strongly recommended by the doctors or this surgery can be done in emergency cases when there is an increased risk for the health of the Surrogate Mother and the baby she carries).

Fees rarely paid:

(31) Loss of Reproductive Capabilities (any Loss of or loss of function to Fallopian tubes, uterus, and/or complete hysterectomy);

(32) Surgery for an ectopic pregnancy;

(33) Amniocentesis Fee;

(34) Dilation and Curettage Surgery (D&C), Selective Reduction Termination.

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