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Our Essential Program details and surrogacy costs.

Our Essential Program provides intended parents with Circle's promise of the highest-quality service, planning and care. Learn about our program details and surrogacy costs.

Essential Program Cost estimate: $108k-$146k (plus IVF costs)

You may notice not many surrogacy agencies put their costs on their website. That's because so many factors of your journey can determine what your actual costs are, including: whether or not you require an egg donor, where your surrogate is located and insurance coverage.

Circle believes in transparency, and eliminating as many surprises as possible along your journey. See the chart below for a full breakdown of costs associated with our Essential Program.

 What's included in the Essential Program:

What's included in the Essential Program:

• Superior planning and process coordination of every aspect of your surrogacy journey

• Matching with the perfect surrogate, egg donor and IVF clinic to help ensure the smoothest journey possible

• Full-service Journey Support and Legal Teams who will partner with you on the entirety of your journey

• Continuous support from sign on to after your baby's birth

• The ability to add on customized services to personalize your journey

 What's covered in the surrogacy costs for our Essential Program:

What's covered in the surrogacy costs for our Essential Program:

  • Fixed cost for Circle Surrogacy Program until IPs bring child home
  • Fixed cost for Circle Egg Donation Program until bring child home
  • Fixed cost for maintaining and administering Trust Account
  • Fixed cost for Surrogate screening, including criminal background check, financial background check, social work assessment and psychological exam
  • Fixed cost for Surrogate Social Work Support Program
  • Fixed cost for IP representation for Carrier Agreements, including rematches
  • Fixed cost for Carrier representation for Carrier Agreements, including rematches
  • Fixed cost for Egg Donor screening, including criminal background check, social work assessment and psychological exam
  • Fixed cost for IP representation for Egg Donor Agreements, including rematches
  • Fixed cost for Egg Donor representation for Egg Donor Agreements, including rematches
  • Circle attorney oversees establishing Intended Parents’ parental rights in the US
  • Circle assistance with medical billing issues
  • Circle assistance with insurance disputes or problems
Domestic International

Surrogacy costs: US Gestational Surrogacy with Egg Donation.

Surrogacy Program - Agency Costs $27,750
- Surrogate matching, including rematches
- Coordination of journey, including legal, insurance, IVF, medical billing, Surrogate's travel
- Create & maintain Trust Account, distribute periodic statements
- Intended Parent psychosocial support throughout journey
Surrogacy Program – Legal, Screening and Support Costs $9,200
- Social Work screenings for Surrogate and her partner, including rematches
- Criminal history and background checks for Surrogate and her partner
- Enrollment of all surrogates in Social Work Support Program for Surrogate
- Intended Parents’ legal fees for Surrogate Agreement (including rematches)
Egg Donor Program - Agency Costs $9,500
- Egg Donor matching, including rematches
- Coordination of egg donation, including legal, insurance, IVF, Egg Donor's travel
- Create & maintain Trust Account, distribute periodic statements
Egg Donor Program – Legal, Screening, and Support Costs $3,200
- Unlimited Social Work screenings for Egg Donors
- Intended Parents' legal fees for Egg Donor Agreement (including rematches)
Third Party Expenses and Contingencies* $7,300
- Surrogate’s legal fees for Surrogate Agreements ($1,200)
- Assistance with arranging local clinic for Surrogate medical monitoring ($500)
- Estimated cost for Surrogate’s travel expenses for one screening ($2,500)
- Egg Donor’s legal fees for Egg Donor Agreement ($600)
- Estimated cost for Egg Donor’s travel expenses for one screening ($2,500)
*Estimates based on Circle's experience.
Egg Donor Costs at Match $11,500
Estimated payment to Egg Donor ($9,000) and travel to IVF clinic for one retrieval ($2,500)(travel refundable if unused)
Surrogate Costs at Match* $46,500
- Estimated Surrogate reimbursement for first time surrogate, not in high demand state ($30,000), monthly misc. expenses ($3,000)
- Estimated expenses for first transfer, including travel expenses ($2,500), transfer payment ($750), standard local monitoring ($3,000)
- Estimated expenses for singleton pregnancy, including maternity clothing ($500), post birth recovery and housekeeping ($1,600)
- Insurance Policy to cover Surrogate bedrest ($1,150)
- Includes allowance of $4,000 for contingencies in Surrogate Agreement
*Estimates based on Circle's experience.
Intended Parent Legal Rights $7,500
- Estimated cost for legal proceedings to establish Intended Parents’ rights
Discount for Joining within 3 Months of Consultation -$2,000

Costs: International Gestational Surrogacy with Egg Donation.

Surrogacy Program - Agency Costs $28,750
- Surrogate matching, including rematches in the event a new Surrogate is needed
- Coordination of journey, including insurance, IVF, medical billing, Surrogate’s travel
- Create & maintain Trust Account, distribute periodic statements
- Intended Parent psychosocial support throughout journey
Surrogacy Program – Legal, Screening, and Support Costs $9,750
- Social Work screenings for Surrogate and partner, including rematches
- Criminal history and background checks for Surrogate and partner
- Enrollment of all surrogates in Social Work Support Program for Surrogate
- Intended Parents’ legal fees for Surrogate Agreement (including rematches)
Egg Donor Program - Agency Costs $9,750
- Egg Donor matching, including rematches
- Coordination of egg donation, including legal, insurance, IVF, travel
- Create & maintain Trust Account, distribute periodic statements
Egg Donor Program – Legal, Screening, and Support Costs $3,200
- Unlimited Social Work screenings for Egg Donors
- Intended Parents’ legal fees for Egg Donor Agreement (including rematches)
Third Party Expenses and Contingencies* $7,300
- Surrogate’s legal fees for Surrogate Agreements ($1,200)
- Assistance with arranging local clinic for Surrogate medical monitoring ($500)
- Estimated cost for Surrogate’s travel expenses for one screening ($2,500)
- Egg Donor’s legal fees for Egg Donor Agreement ($600)
- Estimated cost for Egg Donor’s travel expenses for one screening ($2,500)
*Estimates based on Circle's experience.
Egg Donor Costs at Match $11,500
- Estimated Egg Donor payment ($9,000) & travel to IVF clinic for retrieval ($2,500)
Surrogate Costs at Match $46,500
- Estimated Surrogate reimbursement for first time surrogate, not in high demand state ($30,000), monthly misc. expenses ($3,000)
- Estimated expenses for first transfer, including travel expenses ($2,500), transfer payment ($750), standard local monitoring ($3,000)
- Estimated expenses for singleton pregnancy, including maternity clothing ($500), post birth recovery and housekeeping ($1,600)
- Insurance Policy to cover Surrogate bedrest ($1,150)
- Includes allowance of $4,000 for contingencies in Surrogate Agreement
Intended Parent Legal Rights $7,500
- Estimated cost for legal proceedings to establish Intended Parents’ rights
Discount for Joining within 3 Months of Consultation -$2,000

Want to learn about our other programs for parents?

In addition to our Essential Program, we also offer a Fixed Fee Program and our Concierge & VIP Programs.