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.

 High-quality planning and coordination comes standard.

High-quality planning and coordination comes standard.

The Essential Program provides superior planning and coordination during every stage of your gestational surrogacy experience. Our Essential Program guarantees that we'll help you find the perfect surrogate, egg donor and IVF clinic to ensure your journey is everything you've imagined it to be. Plus, you have the option to add on customized services to this program. Review Essential Program surrogacy costs below.

 Success starts with a dedicated team of specialists.

Success starts with a dedicated team of specialists.

In our Essential Program, you'll work closely with your Journey Support and Legal Teams, who provide scheduling and detailed coordination from the moment you apply to beyond your baby's birth. We believe that a dedicated team of specialists, who are experienced in the surrogacy process, is the best way to ensure success with our parenting journey in the Essential Program.

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.