Delivering Family Dreams

Fees & Expenses

The Stork's Nest believes that transparency is the most important aspect in regards to a third-party reproduction journey and feel that intended parents should be as mentally and financially prepared as possible. Although there are many moving puzzle pieces in a surrogacy journey depending on your unique situation, we have attempted to give you the most inclusive and realistic expectation of the costs that you could incur when using a gestational surrogate. The fees and compensation listed below are relatively standard rates in the world of surrogacy, many of which you would pay regardless if you choose our agency, another agency, or do an independent journey.

*Gestational Surrogacy Program

 Agency Fees $17,500 
First Installment (Due Upon Signing Agency Agreement)$5,000
Second Installment (Due Upon Matching)$7,500
Third Installment (Due At Time Of Transfer) $5,000
Gestational Surrogate Screening Costs Reimbursement $3,750 
*Background Check (Gestational Surrogate and Husband/Partner)
*Blood Work For STI Check 
*Psychological Screening And Testing
*Medical Screening Of Surrogate (Vaginal Ultrasound, Physical, Pap Smear, Sonogram, Hysteroscopy, Or Any Additional Testing) 
Match Meeting With Mental Health Professional

* Agency Pays This Cost Up Front And Intended Parents Responsible For Reimbursement Once Matched

Gestational Surrogate Compensation/Other Costs $37,200 - $40,450
Gestational Surrogate Base Compensation $35,000
IVF Transfer And Bedrest (Due After Completion Of Each Transfer Attempt)($250 Medical Cycle Start Fee and $750 Completed Embryo Transfer Fee)$1,000
Maternity Clothing Allowance $750 - $1000
Monthly Allowance In Lieu Of Itemized Costs (Includes: Mileage <50 Miles For Appointments Other Than Transfer, Childcare, Parking, Postage, Vitamins, Etc. )(~15 Months @ $200/Month) $3,000
Travel Costs For Embryo Transfer: 
Local Travel (<100 miles RT): Meals (Up To $75 or $100 If Companion) And Hotel (If Necessary Per Physician) Up toACTUAL COST
Long Distance (>100 Miles RT): Includes Mileage And/Or Airfare If Needed, Hotel, Meals ($75 or $100 If Companion)ACTUAL COST
Companion Costs (If Accompanies Surrogate And Airfare Needed) ACTUAL COST
Disability (TBD) And/Or Life Insurance ($250,000 Policy- Approximately $450/Year) $450


Mental Health Costs $0 - $3,000
Surrogate's Mental Health Support (If She Chooses To Utilize: 10 Visits During And After Pregnancy, Up To $250/Session)UP TO $2,500
Intended Parents Pre-Transfer Mental Health Session (Recommended, But Not Required)$250
Intended Parents Post-Transfer Mental Health Session (Recommended, But Not Required)$250
Legal Fees, Expenses and Parenting Rights Established $7,500 - $8,400+ 
Surrogate Attorney Fees (Review Of Contract)UP TO $1,000
Intended Parent Attorney Fees (Drafting Of Contract)$2,000
Intended Parent's Will Amendment Or Drafting (Varies Per Client Assets)  $650+
Surrogate's Will Amendment Or Drafting, And Power Of Attorney Drafted  UP TO $750
Establishment Of Parentage With The Court (Varies State to State) (For Indiana)$3,000
Escrowing Fee (To Disperse Money In Accordance With The Agreement)$1,000

  Estimated Total Fees $65,950 - $73,100+

Additional Costs to Consider

Multiples Pregnancy (This Is For Each Additional Child >1)$5,000
Experienced Surrogate $5,000
Cesarean Section Per Physician Recommendation $1,500
Amniocentesis, CVS, D&C, Cerclage (Amount Is Per Procedure) $500
Fetal Reduction Or Termination (Per Physician Recommendation Or Intended Parent Request) $1000
Fee For A Mock Cycle (If Ordered By Physician)$250
Loss Of Organ(s)$1,000 Each
Loss Of Uterus$3,500
Ectopic Pregnancy Surgery$750
Additional Rematch Fee$5,000
Housekeeping (If Restricted Activity Ordered By Physician)TBD
Childcare (If Restricted Activity Ordered By Physician)TBD
Lost Wages (If Restricted Activity Ordered By Physician)TBD
Lost Wages for Surrogate Spouse/Companion
Breast Milk Pumping Reimbursement
Up to $1,750


**Maternity Insurance CoverageTBD
***IVF And Egg Donor Fees (Vary Per Fertility Clinic)(It Is Possible Insurance Could Cover These Costs)TBD


*These values are our best estimate of the costs you will incur during your surrogacy journey. We do not guarantee that these numbers are definite since prices are subject to change and might not be within our control. It is also possible that you will have additional costs not considered in this fee worksheet, but we try to make this fee worksheet as inclusive as possible to give you the best estimate of costs related to your situation.
**The surrogate might already have insurance, but it is possible she does not have any maternity coverage or may have a surrogacy exclusion. Intended parents will be required to purchase a supplemental insurance policy that is approved by The Stork's Nest. Additional back up plans are available when there is uncertainty as to whether the surrogate's insurer will pay.  These plans can range in price from $1,500 to $60,000, depending on your unique situations.  The Stork's Nest will provide you with an insurance referral to discuss your specific situation.
***IVF and egg donor charges are not considered in this fee worksheet and will vary with each fertility clinic. We advise you to contact your fertility doctor and request pricing for surrogacy services. Should you not have a fertility doctor and/or you choose to pursue our preferred fertility physician's services, we can give you estimated costs for their services. Under no circumstances will the gestational surrogate be responsible for any costs of the IVF procedure, or any other medical procedure.