Estimated Expenses

Estimated Cost of Surrogacy

I. Surrogate Mother Agency Fees

A.   Surrogate Mother Agency Fees $15,600 – $26,500

II. Reproductive Law Attorney’s Fees

A.   Reproductive Law Attorney’s Fees $2,500 – $6,000
B.   Drafting of Gestational Carrier Contract $2,500 – $5,200
C.   Medical Insurance Review $500 – $1,000
D.   Combined discount from Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC $3,750(Full) & $5,200(Premium)
E.   Court Order for Birth Certificate $2,500 – $5,000

III. Escrow Account Management

A.   Escrow Management fees $1,200 – $1,750
B.   Surrogate Fund Management fee $1,400

IV. Surrogate Mother Reimbursements

A.   Single fetus $35,000 *
B.   Multiple birth $40,000+ *

*Paid monthly over the course of a confirmed pregnancy

**Experienced carriers will ask for significantly more in compensation

V. Surrogate Mother’s Possible Reimbursements / Expenses

A.   Term life insurance $300 – $800
B.   Maternity clothing $500/$750 multiples
C.   Carrier’s Transfer Fee $500
D.   Invasive Procedure Fee (amnio, reduction, D&C, etc.) $500 – $1,000
E.   Mock Cycle / Cancelled cycle fees $350 – $750
F.   Cesarean Section Fee $1,500 – $3,000
G.   Transportation allowance Depends on location
H.   Attorneys fee for carrier’s representation $750 – $1,500
I.   Medical expenses for doctors visits, delivery, lab work etc. (not covered by carrier’s insurance*) Varies
J.   Home study evaluation $500 – $1,200
K.   Psychological counseling $1,000 – $2,500
L.   Criminal background check $250 per individual
M.   Child care when performing duties under the contract (i.e. doctors visits) $8-$15 an Hour

VI. Other Possible Expenses for Surrogate Mother

A.   Health insurance for carrier $0 – $30,000
B.   Lost wages (if carrier is employed & has no disability insurance) Based on salary
C.   Husband’s lost wages when attendance is required. Based on salary
D.   Housekeeping if carrier is confined to bed during pregnancy $50 a Week
E.   Child care if carrier is confined to bed during pregnancy $8 – $15 an Hour

*Important Note: Medical Expenses incurred prior to the carrier’s discharge from the infertility clinic will not be covered by the carrier’s insurance. This will be an out of pocket cost for the Intended Parent(s). Please check with your fertility clinic for an estimate on these fees as they vary by clinic.

VII. Total Expenses for a successful IVF pregnancy

Total Expenses for a successful IVF pregnancy (excluding medical costs for the IVF procedure and pregnancy) $80,000 – $100,000+**

**COSTS FOR THE MEDICAL PROCEDURE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ESTIMATED EXPENSES. MANY COUPLES’ INSURANCE POLICIES WILL COVER THESE EXPENSES. AS A RESULT, THESE COSTS ARE HIGHLY VARIABLE. THE MEDICAL FACILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE POSSIBILITIES, LLC CAN HELP OBTAIN MORE DETAILED INFORMATION UPON REQUEST. THIS REPRESENTS AN ESTIMATE OF THE ACTUAL COSTS INCURRED. IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES, COSTS MAY BE LESS THAN THOSE ESTIMATED. IN SOME CASES, COSTS MAY BE GREATER. COUPLES SHOULD USE THIS SHEET AS A GUIDE. DUE TO THE UNUSUAL NATURE OF THESE TYPES OF ARRANGEMENTS, THIS SHEET SHOULD IN NO WAY BE INTERPRETED AS A GUARANTEE OF COSTS INCURRED. PLEASE NOTE REPRODUCTIVE POSSIBILITIES FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONSULT THE OFFICE TO ENSURE THAT THE FEE SCHEDULE YOU HAVE IS UP-TO-DATE.

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Estimated Cost of Surrogacy

I. Surrogate Mother Agency Fees

A.   Surrogate Mother Agency Fees $15,600 – $26,500

II. Reproductive Law Attorney’s Fees

A.   Reproductive Law Attorney’s Fees $2,500 – $6,000
B.   Drafting of Gestational Carrier Contract $2,500 – $5,200
C.   Medical Insurance Review $500 – $1,000
D.   Combined discount from Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC $3,750(Full) & $5,200(Premium)
E.   Court Order for Birth Certificate $2,500 – $5,000

III. Escrow Account Management

A.   Escrow Management fees $1,200 – $1,750
B.   Surrogate Fund Management fee $1,400

IV. Surrogate Mother Reimbursements

A.   Single fetus $35,000 *
B.   Multiple birth $40,000+ *

*Paid monthly over the course of a confirmed pregnancy

**Experienced carriers will ask for significantly more in compensation

V. Surrogate Mother’s Possible Reimbursements / Expenses

A.   Term life insurance $300 – $800
B.   Maternity clothing $500/$750 multiples
C.   Carrier’s Transfer Fee $500
D.   Invasive Procedure Fee (amnio, reduction, D&C, etc.) $500 – $1,000
E.   Mock Cycle / Cancelled cycle fees $350 – $750
F.   Cesarean Section Fee $1,500 – $3,000
G.   Transportation allowance Depends on location
H.   Attorneys fee for carrier’s representation $750 – $1,500
I.   Medical expenses for doctors visits, delivery, lab work etc. (not covered by carrier’s insurance*) Varies
J.   Home study evaluation $500 – $1,200
K.   Psychological counseling $1,000 – $2,500
L.   Criminal background check $250 per individual
M.   Child care when performing duties under the contract (i.e. doctors visits) $8-$15 an Hour

VI. Other Possible Expenses for Surrogate Mother

A.   Health insurance for carrier $0 – $30,000
B.   Lost wages (if carrier is employed & has no disability insurance) Based on salary
C.   Husband’s lost wages when attendance is required. Based on salary
D.   Housekeeping if carrier is confined to bed during pregnancy $50 a Week
E.   Child care if carrier is confined to bed during pregnancy $8 – $15 an Hour

*Important Note: Medical Expenses incurred prior to the carrier’s discharge from the infertility clinic will not be covered by the carrier’s insurance. This will be an out of pocket cost for the Intended Parent(s). Please check with your fertility clinic for an estimate on these fees as they vary by clinic.

VII. Total Expenses for a successful IVF pregnancy

Total Expenses for a successful IVF pregnancy (excluding medical costs for the IVF procedure and pregnancy) $80,000 – $100,000+**

**COSTS FOR THE MEDICAL PROCEDURE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ESTIMATED EXPENSES. MANY COUPLES’ INSURANCE POLICIES WILL COVER THESE EXPENSES. AS A RESULT, THESE COSTS ARE HIGHLY VARIABLE. THE MEDICAL FACILITY AND REPRODUCTIVE POSSIBILITIES, LLC CAN HELP OBTAIN MORE DETAILED INFORMATION UPON REQUEST. THIS REPRESENTS AN ESTIMATE OF THE ACTUAL COSTS INCURRED. IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES, COSTS MAY BE LESS THAN THOSE ESTIMATED. IN SOME CASES, COSTS MAY BE GREATER. COUPLES SHOULD USE THIS SHEET AS A GUIDE. DUE TO THE UNUSUAL NATURE OF THESE TYPES OF ARRANGEMENTS, THIS SHEET SHOULD IN NO WAY BE INTERPRETED AS A GUARANTEE OF COSTS INCURRED. PLEASE NOTE REPRODUCTIVE POSSIBILITIES FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONSULT THE OFFICE TO ENSURE THAT THE FEE SCHEDULE YOU HAVE IS UP-TO-DATE.