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Surrogacy Costs: Our Fixed Cost Program

Our Fixed Cost Program allows us to control surrogacy costs for Intended Parents by offering a fixed price – that does not change – for their surrogacy journey. We want to prepare intended parents as much as possible and eliminate surprise surrogacy fees along their journey, to help them better plan for how much surrogacy costs.

The Fixed Cost Program: One Price, Guaranteed

Our Fixed Cost Program provides Intended Parents the security of paying one fixed price for a single transfer journey.

Our cost sheets reflect ALL costs Intended Parents will encounter on a surrogacy journey. The total cost you see at the beginning of your journey, is what you can expect to pay. Our Fixed Cost Program eliminates costs that IPs who work with other agencies may not be prepared for, such as surrogate and egg donor travel, insurance and other contingencies.

Pricing for the Fixed Cost Program:

Fixed Cost for Surrogacy Program: $125,500 (excludes IVF)

Fixed Cost for Surrogacy Program plus Egg Donation: $149,500 (excludes IVF)

Intended Parents pay the one set price for our surrogacy program for a single transfer journey.

If for some reason your first transfer isn't successful, Intended Parents would then pay a fixed fee for additional transfers and/or retrievals.

What does "Fixed Cost" mean for surrogacy?

Surrogacy costs fall into four categories:

• Professional fees
• Gestational Carrier (surrogate) and Egg Donor fees
• Insurance Expenses
• IVF Expenses

Circle Surrogacy offers fixed costs for all professional fees, gestational carrier and egg donation fees, and insurance expenses. This means that intended parents will not pay a penny more for professional fees, gestational carrier and egg donor fees (unless they select a carrier or egg donor with a higher base fee) or insurances expenses. While IVF expenses are a variable cost, Circle can connect intended parents with IVF clinics that offer similar fixed price programs for IVF expenses.

When comparing surrogacy agency costs for multiple agencies, intended parents should ask questions to determine exactly what is covered in the costs presented. Not every surrogacy agency includes all contingencies in their costs, resulting in surprise fees along the way.

Circle Surrogacy includes all of those fees that make up a surrogacy journey up front.

Surrogacy & Egg Donation Surrogacy Only

Surrogacy costs: Gestational Surrogacy with Egg Donation.

Surrogacy Fixed Cost Program $30,750
- 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 $9,750
- 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 $8,000
- 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 $2,000
- Unlimited Social Work screenings for Egg Donors
- Intended Parents' legal fees for Egg Donor Agreement (including rematches)
Advance on Surrogate & Egg Donor Expenses $7,500
- Surrogate’s legal fees for Surrogate Agreements
- Assistance with arranging local clinic for Surrogate medical monitoring
- Estimated cost for Surrogate’s travel expenses for one screening
- Egg Donor’s legal fees for Egg Donor Agreement
- Estimated cost for Egg Donor’s travel expenses for one screening
Egg Donor Costs at Match $14,000
Payment to Egg Donor ($9,000)* and travel to IVF clinic for one retrieval
*IPs responsible for actual base fees of Egg donor
Surrogate Costs at Match $51,500
- Surrogate reimbursement for first time surrogate, not in high demand state ($30,000)*, monthly misc. expenses
- Expenses for first transfer, including travel expenses, transfer payment, standard local monitoring
- Expenses for singleton pregnancy, including maternity clothing, post birth recovery and housekeeping
- Insurance Policy to cover Surrogate bedrest
*IPs responsible for actual base fees of Surrogate
Intended Parent Legal Rights $8,000
- Estimated cost for legal proceedings to establish Intended Parents’ rights
Medical & Insurance Expenses $20,000
- Cost for Surrogate & Egg Donor Medical and Insurance
Discount for Joining within 3 Months of Consultation -$2,000

Costs: Gestational Surrogacy Only (no egg donation).

Surrogacy Fixed Cost Program $30,750
- 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 $9,750
- 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)
Advance on Surrogate Expenses $7,500
- Surrogate’s legal fees for Surrogate Agreements
- Assistance with arranging local clinic for Surrogate medical monitoring
- Estimated cost for Surrogate’s travel expenses for one screening
Surrogate Costs at Match $51,500
- Surrogate reimbursement for first time surrogate, not in high demand state ($30,000)*, monthly misc. expenses
- Expenses for first transfer, including travel expenses, transfer payment, standard local monitoring
- Expenses for singleton pregnancy, including maternity clothing, post birth recovery and housekeeping
- Insurance Policy to cover Surrogate bedrest
*IPs responsible for actual base fees of Surrogate
Intended Parent Legal Rights $8,000
- Estimated cost for legal proceedings to establish Intended Parents’ rights
Medical & Insurance Expenses $20,000
- Cost for Surrogate Medical and Insurance
Discount for Joining within 3 Months of Consultation -$2,000

Circle Surrogacy's VIP Program

In what is the ultimate 5-star experience, our VIP Program expands our standard offerings for intended parents who seek additional services, assistance and guidance during their journey. Intended parents will work with one point of contact throughout their journey, and they'll find a high level of flexibility, support and supervision is available through this program.

Our VIP Program is for intended parents who are looking for the luxury of a customizable experience and support.

What are surrogacy costs for International Intended Parents?

Intended parents living abroad in the UK, Australia, Norway or any other country can expect to pay the same price for surrogacy as Intended Parents living in the US. Circle Surrogacy is one of the few – if not the only – surrogacy agency who does not have higher surrogacy costs for international intended parents.

Questions about costs or becoming a parent through surrogacy?

Circle Surrogacy's experienced team can answer any questions intended parents have about costs, the surrogacy process or how Circle Surrogacy is the most successful surrogacy agency with a 99.3% take-home baby rate.

Intended Parents who are interested in learning more can contact Circle by phone at 617.439.9900 or email.

If Intended Parents are interested in scheduling a private consultation to discuss their own personal surrogacy journey in a one-on-one meeting, please email Circle Surrogacy to set up a consultation.

Why should Intended Parents choose a Fixed Cost Program?
A surrogacy journey entails many unknowns, and having fixed costs allows parents to plan for and enter into a surrogacy journey with an exact cost. Some agencies only include some of the costs that may arise during a journey on their cost sheets and initial total surrogacy costs. Circle Surrogacy believes in transparency, and providing parents with an upfront surrogacy cost that does not change or increase during their journey.
Why is surrogacy so expensive?
A surrogacy journey involves many professionals who are experts in the surrogacy and egg donation field, including: lawyers, IVF specialists, social workers, accountants and program coordinators. Plus, there are medical and insurance expenses for every journey. On average, a surrogacy journey with a reputable surrogacy agency should cost between $120,000-$140,000 ($125,500 at Circle Surrogacy) for a surrogacy only journey, and $140,000-$160,000 ($149,500 at Circle Surrogacy) for a surrogacy and egg donation journey (both exclusive of IVF).