As an intended parent, you’re likely very excited about the upcoming process. The idea of adding a child to your family is like no other feeling! However, one question that’s likely sticking in the back of your mind is how much a surrogate pregnancy will cost. You may also be wondering how much surrogates are paid.
Here are all of the financial details you’ll want to know.
Costs for Intended Parents
At 3 Sisters Surrogacy, we’re committed to providing you a memorable surrogate pregnancy. As one of the most cost-effective agencies in the country, we pride ourselves on offering an affordable option for those who want to grow their family in a unique way.
Surrogacy expenses can be divided into the following:
- Agency fees
- Surrogate-related costs
- Legal costs
- Fertility treatment costs
3 Sisters Surrogacy offers four programs, depending on the need of our clients. These range from $6500 (for case management for a known surrogate or independent match) to $19,950 (which would include birth experience coordination, shower planning, etc). All four of our programs include:
- Medical records review
- Psychological testing
- Criminal background check
- Attorney fee for the gestational carrier
- Social worker visit
- Cycle Management through pregnancy confirmation
- Insurance review
We also offer a comprehensive pregnancy management program, as well
We understand that the cost of a surrogate pregnancy isn’t pocket change. To make the process available to a wider range of intended parents, our program offers a payment program to lessen the burden of the cost. Our installment plan allows intended parents to make smaller payments throughout the process.
At 3 Sisters Surrogacy, we also offer a discount if a donor egg is used from our colleagues at The Donor Solution.
Surrogate-Related Costs: How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid?
Surrogates not only receive a base pay between $28,000 and $30,000, they also receive other benefits and compensation throughout their pregnancy. A surrogate’s pay is based on several factors, including health insurance coverage, the number of previous pregnancies, as well as the intended parents’ budget.
Aside from the base pay, a surrogate typically also receives payment for relevant medical expenses, screening fees, medications, and any loss of income due to surrogacy obligations.
Once the baby has been delivered, surrogates receive additional compensation for a monthly allowance, continued travel, maternity clothing costs, and other expenses. Surrogates may also receive payment for breast milk, recovery expenses, life insurance, and for any complications.
At 3 Sisters Surrogacy, we’re fair and transparent on how we pay surrogates. We don’t base payment on your financial success, degree, or career level. We treat all of our surrogates equally and calculate payments using the same criteria.
A sound contract between the gestational surrogate and the intended parents is very important. This contract will not only include all the financial requests of the surrogate, but it will also outline the wishes of the parents as well. In Texas, the legal fees for an intended parent are generally under $5000, and include the drafting of the contract, as well as the subsequent review with you as a parent. 3 Sisters Surrogacy pays the cost of the surrogate’s attorney for contract review.
Fertility Treatment Costs
The cost of fertility treatment can vary significantly depending on the clinic and location. It is best to consult with your physician regarding these expected expenses. Be sure to let them know you will be using a gestational surrogate.
Choose Us for Your Surrogate Pregnancy
As an intended parent, one of the best decisions you’ll make is choosing the right surrogacy agency. At 3 Sisters Surrogacy, you’ll have a team of experts on your side to navigate you through the entire process. From choosing a surrogate through the birth of your child, you can count on our staff to be there every step of the way.
Call us today at (877) 976-9483 to learn more about surrogate pregnancy and to get started on growing your family!