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Surrogacy Costs

Costs for surrogacy are  hard to estimate because assisted reproductive techniques remain purely an aid to pregnancy and cannot guarantee a positive result. As with any pregnancy, miscarriages are not uncommon. This can mean multiple embryo transfer attempts and/or pregnancies are required, incurring additional cost.

For many,  repeated embryo transfers are required before a pregnancy occurs. 

The table below outlines approximate average costs of a successful surrogacy arrangement in select countries (US dollar amounts), excluding travel, accommodation and (where available) health insurance.

Where you are engaging in international surrogacy, additional costs will be incurred in flights, accommodation, passport applications and often legal fees and DNA testing dependent on your country’s requirements. Many intended parents also require an egg provider, so will incur additional costs for this aspect.

Note that the costs below are average final costs reported, rather than the prices an agency will initially quote. These averages take into account the common need for a series of embryo transfers, given success may require a number of transfers.

Approximate Average Costs (US dollars)

  USA India Thailand Ukraine Georgia
  Screening Fees   $  4 400   na   $  2 000   $     250   na
  Surrogate                compensation   $29 000   $  5 500   $  7 000   $20 000   $20 000
  Surro expenses   $  3 600   na     $  5 000   $  5 000
  Agency Fee    $29 000   $36 000   $38 000   $18 600   $18 600
  IVF costs   $18 000   $  5 200   $  5 200
  Post-birth costs   $10 000   $  2 000   $  5 000     $  
  Legal costs   $  6 000   $  3 850   na   $      900   $    900
  Average   $100 000   $47 350   $52 000   $49 950   $49 950

 

 

   
  Greek Islands Mexico Cyprus Poland Canada
  Local Egg donor  $  1,360    $ 3,000    included  
  Fly-in donor  $ 12,200    $ 5,430     $ 
  Agency Fee
  surro expenses
 $ 34,000  

  $35,550

 $   35,800    $  
  IVF costs  $ 5,100   $  10, 850   $
  Post-birth costs   ?     ?    ?     ?   $  
  Legal costs    ?    included     ?   ?       $  
  Average   $ 41,000   $ 45,000   $ 43 980   $ 46 650   $