Gestational Surrogacy Cost
Many intended parents choose gestational surrogacy over traditional surrogacy because it gives them power over the sperm and egg used to create their embryo. Once the embryo is fertilized, it is placed inside the surrogate mother’s uterus. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate mother is the biological mother, and her own egg helps create the embryo.
Gestational surrogacy is often more costly than traditional surrogacy because it requires in vitro fertilization. Aside from this procedure, other costs can add up, including medical expenses for the surrogate mother, legal fees, and more.
Having a general idea of how much your surrogacy journey will cost before moving forward is essential. At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., we will communicate the predicted costs to your family so you can feel confident about the financial commitment you are making.
Medical Expenses Related to Surrogacy
The handling of medical expenses makes up a large part of any surrogacy contract. As the intended parents, you typically pay for all the medical procedures throughout the pregnancy, including sperm and egg donation, in vitro fertilization, and prenatal care.
If the surrogate mother has good insurance, her insurance should cover her delivery. If you have insurance, your insurance may cover some procedures and the baby’s care; however, medical expenses and their coverage can be hard to predict.
Many surrogacy arrangements involve compensation, and the base pay for your surrogate can be a major cost in a surrogacy contract. You may compensate your surrogate mother for her time and commitment, and this payment is separate from any other medical expenses or fees.
A surrogate’s base pay can be determined based on her experience, her health, and her insurance coverage. You may also pay her a monthly allowance to provide her with prenatal care, nutritious food, lost wages, maternity clothes, and similar costs.
Legal Fees for Gestational Surrogacy
Legal fees are an important cost involved in the surrogacy process, because legal contracts will ensure that your child can leave the hospital as a member of your family. Legal contracts will also outline the relationship between you and your surrogate mother, including compensation agreements and the responsibilities of all parties.
Working with a surrogacy agency is a great way to merge all the costs associated with your surrogacy journey. The agency will charge a fee for their services, but they can make the process less stressful for you by matching you with a surrogate, providing counseling services, creating legal contracts, and more. Without an agency, your surrogacy journey can quickly become overwhelming.
Reach Out to an Experienced Surrogacy Agency
At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., we can provide a personalized cost breakdown for you after discussing your family’s needs in greater depth. Our agency makes the gestational surrogacy process easier by matching intended parents with a surrogate mother and handling the logistics from start to finish.
If you are ready to schedule a free consultation with our team and discuss your options for the future, call 412-884-2229 or click on the button at the top of the page.