The FCLV team breaks down the price of US surrogacy
Of all the countries in the world, the United States has the most experience handling surrogacy. This familiarity affords you a wealth of benefits and legal advantages, which all factor into the price of US surrogacy. Before you start your journey, our Las Vegas surrogacy experts want to break down all the costs of gestational surrogacy.
What are the costs of surrogacy in America?
Every situation is unique, so the cost of growing your family using surrogacy depends on several factors.
- Surrogacy agency fees
- Travel expenses, if necessary
- The use of egg or sperm donation
- Number of IVF cycles to achieve pregnancy
- The use of additional techniques like PGT
The price of US surrogacy ranges from $110,000 to $170,000 for most families. This cost includes agency fees, surrogate compensation and expenses, legal fees, and medical costs at a fertility clinic.
It’s also important to think about which US state you want to pursue surrogacy in. For example, if you select a surrogate from a state like California, where surrogates are in high demand, you will likely pay around $5,000-$10,000 more for surrogate compensation. The state you select for surrogacy can also influence the cost of the agency, legal and medical fees. As such, our Las Vegas surrogacy experts recommend doing research before picking a state.
Exploring the price of US surrogacy in more detail
Many costs make up the total price of surrogacy in the United States. The first is surrogate compensation, which generally starts around $35,000. However, this amount varies, depending on the state where the surrogate lives and whether she has already had a successful surrogate pregnancy.
Medical procedure costs are also an important component. Surrogacy requires at least one in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. The cost of this treatment is around $40,000, including medications, laboratory fees and tests, procedures, and the doctor’s time. Unexpected medical expenses can also occur, so it’s important to have extra money set aside.
Surrogacy agency costs factor into the price of US surrogacy. The offerings and pricing at each agency can vary, so it’s important to learn more from the agencies you’re considering. For example, you’ll want to ask whether an agency performs psychological and medical screening as well as a background check on its surrogates.
Other important costs are legal fees, medical insurance for your surrogate and miscellaneous expenses. The legal fees cover everything from drafting the surrogacy agreement, to helping to establish parentage. As for insurance coverage, this will help pay for your surrogate’s medical care during pregnancy and delivery. Miscellaneous expenses can include anything from maternity clothing, to compensation for lost wages.
Getting support on your surrogacy journey
The team at The Fertility Center of Las Vegas can guide you through gestational surrogacy, answering all your questions. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas surrogacy experts.