Frequently Asked Questions
What does surrogacy cost from state to state?
The cost of surrogacy in the U.S. depends on several aspects, including location, the surrogate’s experience, and other factors. Intended parents can expect to pay $125,000 to $175,000 or more. Choosing a surrogate who has completed a successful surrogacy journey may cost more, as well as those who live in states with friendly surrogacy laws. For example, demand for surrogates in California typically rises higher than other states, which means that intended parents may pay more for a surrogate living there. The price for legal fees and insurance may differ among states, as well. As a rule, surrogacy costs vary minimally across major metropolitan areas.
How much does surrogacy cost for international intended parents?
Many intended parents who live outside the United States look for U.S. surrogates. In these instances, surrogate cost tends to be higher for a variety of reasons. The agency may charge the same rate to domestic and international intended parents, but they could charge more depending on legal requirements or other factors. Intended parents should confirm these details when they schedule an initial consult with ISC.
Generally, the gestational carrier cost does not include the expenses of travel to the surrogate’s location. Intended parents usually need to travel for the IVF process, especially if they are planning to provide genetic material. They will also need to travel to the surrogate’s location for the birth. Additionally, intended parents typically need to stay in the surrogate’s for a variable amount of time to apply for and receive the baby’s passport. If intended parents want to visit the surrogate more than these times, they should budget for these plans as well.
How can I manage the costs of surrogacy?
Given the price of surrogacy, intended parents may need to take time and pursue opportunities to help support the surrogate cost. Many intended parents work on increasing their savings as much as they can, to minimize the expense they will have to finance and pay for after the surrogacy journey is complete. In addition to savings, intended parents may consider applying for loans, using credit cards, crowdfunding, and other financing options. At ISC, we are happy to discuss financing with intended parents to help find ways to manage the surrogate price.
Why should I choose International Surrogacy Center?
At ISC, we have years of experience helping intended parents complete their families with qualified surrogates who want to provide a priceless gift to others. With experience working with surrogates and intended parents across the U.S. and beyond, we understand the legal, financial, and other ramifications of the surrogacy process. Our expertise as an agency (and as surrogates, in many cases) allows us to provide intended parents with the best advice and support throughout the process. We can help intended parents understand what to expect for surrogate cost and help them plan for an ideal result from the surrogacy journey.
At International Surrogacy Center, we aim to provide transparent cost estimates that help you make the right choice for your surrogacy plans. Apply now to learn more about our processes, schedule a consultation, or ask questions about our services.