Traditional Surrogacy Cost
Traditional surrogacy is typically a more cost-effective option for intended parents hoping to start a family of their own. In a traditional surrogacy arrangement, the surrogate mother is artificially inseminated with the intended father’s or a donor’s sperm through the process of intrauterine insemination (IUI). The surrogate mother’s egg creates an embryo with the sperm, and then she carries a baby to term.
Though traditional surrogacy is less expensive than the cost of gestational surrogacy, it is still a significant financial commitment. At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., we do our best to communicate the costs of traditional surrogacy so families can prepare for what is coming.
In a paid surrogacy arrangement, you must pay your surrogate mother for her time and commitment outside of any other payments you have made for the surrogacy procedure itself. This base pay will likely make up most of your surrogacy costs. A surrogate mother’s compensation may vary, depending on her health insurance coverage, her experience with childbearing, her overall health, and more.
Surrogate Monthly Allowance
In addition to a base pay, you may also agree to pay your surrogate mother a monthly allowance throughout her pregnancy. This allowance will give your surrogate mother money for maternity clothes, food, prenatal vitamins, and other necessities. Without this monthly allowance, your surrogate mother might not treat her body as well as you hope, so it is essential that she has the money she needs.
Surrogate Medical Expenses
When committing to traditional surrogacy, you must pay for the medical expenses associated with the process. Expenses can include sperm donation, IUI, and prenatal care.
Traditional surrogacy is commonly less expensive than gestational surrogacy because gestational surrogacy requires in vitro fertilization (IVF) and IUI costs less than IVF; however, any other medical expenses associated with the pregnancy will be similar, regardless of which route you choose.
Medical expenses will vary significantly, depending on whether the surrogate mother has health insurance. Generally, the surrogate mother’s health insurance should cover the delivery of the baby, and your insurance should cover the baby’s care before and after it is born.
Attorney and Agency Fees
Attorney’s fees are an important part of the traditional surrogacy process, because legal contracts will outline the responsibilities of all parties involved in your surrogacy relationship. These contracts will explain compensation and give you parental rights after leaving the hospital. Traditional surrogacy can be risky when the surrogate mother is the biological mother of the child, so legal contracts are essential.
If you use a surrogacy agency, you will also incur a fee for their services. This fee can be worth the extra cost because an agency will make your surrogacy journey less stressful and more comprehensive. Without an agency, the process may become complex and hard to manage.
Consult Our Pittsburgh Surrogacy Agency
At Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc., our goal is to make parenthood a seamless endeavor. We can match you with a surrogate mother who fits your family’s needs and make sure you are comfortable with the costs of traditional surrogacy before moving forward. To schedule a free consultation with our team, click on the button at the top of the page or call 412-884-2229.