PLEASE NOTE: The actual cost of working with a gestational surrogate can vary greatly depending on compensation, type of fertility treatments, medical expenses, and travel. However, the below fees are a general guideline as to what can be expected; actual fees will be negotiated in the Gestational Carrier Contract between the Intended Parent and Gestational Carrier. Many fees listed below will only be incurred if certain events happen. On average, our clients spend between $60,000 – $100,000 in total..
3 Sisters Surrogacy Agency Fee
|First Installment (due upon execution of Agency Contract)||$2000|
|Second Installment (due upon execution of Surrogacy Contract)||$6450|
|Third Installment (due at the time of confirmed heartbeat)||$4500|
Surrogate Screening Costs
|Criminal Background Check|
|Medical Records Review|
|Psychological Evaluation for Surrogate|
|Attorney Fees for Surrogate|
|First time surrogate’s fee/experienced surrogate’s fee||$20,000 – $35,000|
|Payment for mock cycle (if performed)||$500|
|Payment for embryo transfer||$500|
|Maternity clothing allowance for singletons OR for multiples||$500 or $750|
|Cycle Cancellation (at no fault of Surrogate)||$500|
|Travel/Meal Expenses (local)||Up to $100/mo|
Surrogate Medical Expenses
|IVF Screening (will be actual cost)||$1500 and up|
|Medical Costs of IVF Cycle, including medications||$5500 and up|
|Uncovered Medical Expenses (co-pays, prescriptions, vitamins, acupuncture, etc for pregnancy)||Up to $1500|
|Uncovered medical expenses for prenatal care and delivery (estimate depends on medical circumstances and insurance).||Varies – can be actual or insurance deductible|
|Psychological Counseling (negotiable item)||Varies|
|Life Insurance for Surrogate||$500 and up|
|Medical Insurance for Surrogate – depending on policy premium, deposits and deductibles. We can provide you information of a few insurance agencies that write policies for maternity coverage for gestational carriers.||$400/mo and up, depending on a plan|
|Surrogate Disability Insurance||Varies|
|Doula Services||$1000 and up|
|Insurance verification by attorney||$350|
|Intended Parent’s Attorney Fees||$1000 – $3000 (varies)|
|Legal Proceedings, including Pre-Birth Order||$2000 – $8000 (varies)|
Other Costs to Consider
|Multiple Birth (per child)||$2500 – $5000|
|C-Section||$1500 – $3000|
|Other Invasive Procedure (Amniocentesis, CVS, D&C, Ectopic, etc)||$500 – $1000|
|Loss of Reproductive Capacity||$5000|
|Termination of Pregnancy||$1500 – $3000|
|Selective Reduction||$1000 – $2000|
|Childcare (for doctor’s visits, travel, or if on bedrest)||Up to $50/day|
|Housekeeping (if on bedrest)||Up to $80/wk|
|Lost Wages (gestational carrier and spouse)||Negotiable|
|Travel and Lodging (surrogacy – related only)||Actual|
|Egg Donor Services (if needed)||$8500 and up|
*As set forth in our agency Agreement for Services, the $12,950 agency fee will be paid in three installments: (1) $2000 is due upon signing the Agreement for Services to work with 3 Sisters Surrogacy, (2) $6450 is due at the time of signing the Gestational Carrier Contract, and (3) $4500 is due upon confirmation of pregnancy via visible heartbeat. *Your carrier will be represented by an independent attorney for the review and negotiation of the Gestational Carrier Agreement. The surrogate’s attorney fee is included in the 3 Sisters Surrogacy agency fee.
*International Couples will require significant additional work with regard to birth certificate, medical bills, immigration and citizenship.
*The base fee for a carrier with health insurance which we believe will cover the medical cost of pregnancy and delivery is generally higher, as is the fee for experienced carriers.
*You will be required to purchase a life insurance policy for the carrier to compensate her family in the event of her death as a complication of pregnancy.
*Carriers who are not employed will not receive lost wages. Carriers employed and have lost wages because of bedrest will receive the lost wages benefit, depending on her net income.
*IVF clinics charge different amounts to screen a carrier. The Intended Parents are encouraged to inquire about such services from their IVF clinic.
*The costs of the IVF cycle can vary. The amount listed is only an estimate of the total costs.
*If the carrier does not live near your IVF clinic, the carrier will likely monitor at a fertility clinic or doctor’s office near her. These costs are paid separately to the fertility clinic or doctor’s office doing the monitoring.