Cost of Surrogacy

New York Surrogacy Center believes it is important to be transparent about costs. As such, a detailed and comprehensive breakdown of the costs of surrogacy is listed below. However, the total cost of each surrogacy arrangement will vary to some degree depending on the circumstances of the intended parents (i.e., whether donated gametes are required, which fertility clinic is selected, etc.) and the chosen surrogate (i.e., whether her insurance covers a surrogate pregnancy, how many embryo transfers are needed, whether she works and will have lost wages, etc.).

View a PDF of the intended parent payment timeline.

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CategoryAmount
Agency Fee$35,000 (includes all pre-screening expenses)

  • First Installment: $2,500 (upon signing of Service Agreement)
  • Second Installment: $32,500 (upon matching with a surrogate)

Reduced Agency Fee if you bring your own surrogate to the agency – $17,500 (includes all pre-screening expenses)

Escrow FundsApproximately $105,000

  • Surrogate base compensation – $45,000+ (and higher for experienced surrogates)
  • Medical & Psych Clearance Fee – $1,500
  • Legal Clearance Fee – $2,000
  • Medication Start Fee – $500
  • Maternity clothes – $1,000
  • Allowance – $250/month
  • Additional surrogate compensation – varies (see surrogate compensation)
  • Travel to fertility clinic – varies
  • Uncovered medical expenses – varies based on insurance policy
  • Lost wages (if applicable) – varies
  • Childcare (if applicable) – varies
  • Housekeeping & Meal Preparation Service (if applicable) – varies
  • Life insurance – $600-$1,030
  • Health Insurance (if needed) – $3,500-$25,000
  • Other insurance (if desired) – up to $10,000
  • Breast milk (if desired) – $200/week (plus equipment, supplies and shipping)
  • Psychological screening (if not done by fertility clinic) – $1,000-$2,000
  • Surrogate Legal Fees – $2,000-$3,500
  • Escrow management fee – $1,800
Expenses Paid Directly to Providers
  • Fertility clinic fees & Egg/Sperm/Embryo Donation – varies
  • Medical screening for surrogate – varies
  • Medical screening for intended parents (if genetic parents) – varies
  • Psychological screening for intended parents and surrogate (if done by fertility clinic) – $1,000-$2,500
  • Legal for Intended Parents (includes drafting Surrogacy Agreement, Parentage Proceeding and Wills) – $6,000-$13,000

Agency Fee – $35,000 (includes all pre-screening expenses)

  • First Installment: $2,500 (upon signing of Service Agreement)
  • Second Installment: $32,500 (upon matching with a surrogate)

Reduced Agency Fee if you bring your own surrogate to the agency – $17,500 (includes all pre-screening expenses)

Surrogate Pre-Screening – $400-$500

Escrow Funds – Approximately $105,000

  • Surrogate base compensation – $45,000+ (and higher for an experienced surrogate)
  • Medical & Psych Clearance Fee – $1,500
  • Legal Clearance Fee – $2,000
  • Medication Start Fee – $500
  • Maternity clothes – $1,000
  • Allowance – $250/month
  • Additional surrogate compensation – varies (see surrogate compensation)
  • Travel to fertility clinic – varies
  • Uncovered medical expenses – varies based on insurance policy
  • Lost wages (if applicable) – varies
  • Childcare (if applicable) – varies
  • Housekeeping & Meal Preparation Service (if applicable) – varies
  • Life insurance – $600-$1,030
  • Health Insurance (if needed) – $3,500-$25,000
  • Other insurance (if desired) – up to $10,000
  • Breast milk (if desired) – $200/week (plus equipment, supplies and shipping)
  • Psychological screening (if not done by fertility clinic) – $1,000-$2,000
  • Surrogate Legal Fees – $2,000-$3,500
  • Escrow management fee – $1,850

Expenses Paid Directly to Providers

  • Fertility clinic fees & Egg/Sperm/Embryo Donation – varies
  • Medical screening for surrogate – varies
  • Medical screening for intended parents (if genetic parents) – varies
  • Psychological screening for intended parents and surrogate (if done by fertility clinic) – $1,000-$2,500
  • Legal for Intended Parents (includes drafting Surrogacy Agreement, Parentage Proceeding and Wills) – $6,000-$13,000