Surrogate Cost

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost?

Surrogacy Agency Fees

In order to provide our Intended Parents with a qualified and reliable Surrogate, ISC helps facilitate a number of screenings and processes on your behalf. The fees below cover the costs of these screenings. Please contact us for more details!

Screening fees

Screening fees for the surrogate: (these fees are due once the match is confirmed by ISC)

Background screening for surrogate and husband/boyfriend/partner. In some cases, we also include other adults living in the household

Mental health screening for surrogate and husband/boyfriend/partner

Surrogate screenings: $1,500.00


Screening for Intended parent(s): 

Criminal screening for intended parents
(for a single intended parent deduct $200.00 from the total)

Mental health consultation for intended parents

            Intended parent screenings: $1,100.00

Total screening fees due at matching: $2,600.00


** If an intended parent has a recent mental health screening, we can review it and inform them if it is acceptable. If this is the case we will deduct $500.00 from the screening total above.

Surrogacy agency fees

 Agency management fee:  

This fee is due once the Surrogate has passed criminal, mental health, and medical screening and is non-negotiable. This is for ONE SURROGATE match only. In the event, your surrogate voluntarily or involuntarily discontinues her participation in the surrogacy process prior to completing the first embryo transfer or if the surrogate is medically denied (before completing the first embryos transfer) ISC will rematch the Intended Parents with a new surrogate without an additional agency management fee. 

If you want to switch your Surrogate after an unsuccessful embryo transfer/s (this also includes for medical reasons) the agency fee for a new Surrogate is $15,000.00 (to be paid once the new surrogate is medically cleared). We will only honor this fee for only one surrogate switch. 

Agency retainer fee (surrogate)  $32,500.00


(Optional) Loss protection coverage program:

This additional program allows you, the client, the ability to change surrogates as many times as needed.  The fee for this program, if elected, is due once the Surrogate has passed the criminal, psychological and medical screening and is non-negotiable and not refundable.  This is only valid for 3 years. 

Loss protection fee –  $10,000.00

Surrogate fees deposited in an escrow account/client account:

This is an estimation of funds needed for the surrogacy journey, one estimation will be sent to you mid-way through the pregnancy. You will see the estimated deposit amount for each surrogate on the profile. Surrogate fees are to be deposited after legal contracts are completed.

First time surrogate deposit-  $65,000.00-$80,000.00

Proven surrogate deposit – $80,000.00- $100,000.00


If your surrogate has an insurance policy that requires a lien, you will need to deposit the lien amount at confirmation of pregnancy by heartbeat ultrasound. Liens can vary from  1/3  to the full amount of the surrogate’s base compensation.

A minimum balance of $10,000.00 will need to be in the account at all times, this is to cover any unexpected bills or situations. 

Possible Insurance Fees:

Insurance enrollment for your Surrogate: Paid to the insurance broker. This fee is payable if the Intended Parent needs to take out an insurance policy for the surrogate

$450.00 (estimation)


If the surrogate has her own insurance, it is required by the attorneys to have it reviewed by an insurance specialist to make sure it covers a surrogacy pregnancy. This review will need to be done early in the match to check the policy and also during each of the Surrogate’s open enrollment period. The insurance policy might need to be reviewed more than one time in a journey if the surrogate’s insurance is renewed/updated.

$300.00/per review (estimation)


Surrogates Legal Fees:

This fee is taken from the escrow account/ client account after contracts are completed

Surrogate Legal Contract Review with her attorney $1,500-$2,500

Surrogate Paternity Establishment Review (at 25 weeks of pregnancy) $500.00-$1,500

The legal fees vary by attorney and the state the surrogate lives in. To avoid conflict of interest, your surrogate must have a different attorney than the intended parent is using. We provide a list of attorneys for the surrogate to choose from to represent her.