How Much Does It Cost? Surrogacy

From finding an egg donor and surrogate to finding a clinic to perform In Vitro Fertilization, the costs of using surrogacy to become a parent are not insignificant. Before embarking on the process, it’s important to make sure you are financially ready to weather any ups and downs of baby making with (many) moving parts.

Click on the links below to find out more about the specific costs of the process.


  1. rudy rupak says:

    Beautiful informative and funny site. I would love to advertise on it or at least feature our services without seeming crass. Could someone guide me? We do gay surrogacy overseas in Mexico, Thailand and soon in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.

    • Lisa says:

      I totally support surrogacy for gay couples who want to have children. But the idea that high financial barriers serve as “natural selection” is ridiculous. The cost of surrogacy is $100,000 to $150,000, which is far outside the means of most successful and eager couples. It’s something that’s really only an option for the very wealthy. It’s totally possible to provide a loving, stable, financially comfortable home for children without having $100,000 to throw around. It’s possible to go outside the system and do a private surrogacy. But then there are all kinds of scary potential legal and ethical problems. As for biological superiority, the requirements for egg donation aren’t that strict (in terms of genetics). A lot of people opt to use an egg from a family member. So they’re getting almost all of the same genetic material that they would if they could have children naturally. The incidence of birth defects from donated eggs is no different from the incidence of birth defects in the general population. So it’s not like donor eggs are overwhelmingly higher quality. Paid donors do tend to be somewhat above average in attractiveness and education. But those qualities may not be heritable.


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