Service & Fees

PROGRAM FEES PAID TO SIMPLE SURROGACY
Agency Fee(gestational carrier) Agency fee includes psychological assessment of all parties, background and criminal check of all parties by licensed private investigators, recruitment of your gestational surrogate carrier, matching of carrier and client, review of surrogate’s insurance policy by 3rd party Insurance professional, referral to and/or coordination of medical procedures and screenings with your clinic, coordination of travel arrangements, referral to attorneys experienced in practice of reproductive law, managing escrow disbursements, coordination of birth arrangements with delivery hospital, coordination of DNA testing as needed after birth, assistance obtaining birth certificates, ongoing counseling, mediation and coordination of arrangement, and managing your case from beginning to end with professional coordinators. Also includes gifts to the Surrogate and Intended Parents, surrogate get together, support, and 24-hour availability for surrogates. We handle everything your surrogacy needs for one fee. DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY LEGAL FEES Agency fee $19,500 ------------------------------------ $15,500 Due when signing Retainer Agreements -------------------------------------- $4,000 Due upon execution of Surrogacy Agreement
Legal Contracts Included Fee (Available for TX Matches) Includes contract drafting and reviews for Intended Parent(s) and Surrogate. Intended Parent(s) and/or Surrogate must reside in Texas and use associated attorneys. Outside attorneys incur additional fees. Cost is additional to regular agency fee. Does not include Validation for heterosexual married couples or Post Birth Parental establishment for other couples or singles. $3,000 Due upon signing of Legal Match Agreement
Traditional Surrogacy Fee Covers all services above, but manages matching with a Traditional Surrogate. Cost is in addition to regular agency fee. Traditional surrogacy is an unsettled area of law, and your traditional surrogacy agreement may be declared void as against public policy by the courts and/or legislature, or held unenforceable, in whole or in part, by a court of law. DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY LEGAL FEES $5,500
International Fee Intended Parent(s) residing outside of the United States or utilizing a Canadian Surrogate will be charged an International Program Fee. Cost is additional to regular agency fee, and covers the coordination advise Parents on how to obtain International passports, and/or citizenship referrals in their home country. $2,000
MATCHING ONLY PROGRAM FEES
Gestational Surrogate Matching Program Agency fee includes psychological assessment of surrogate, background and criminal check of surrogate by licensed private investigators, review of surrogate’s insurance policy, if applicable, referral to attorneys experienced in practice of reproductive law, coordination of the medical process of IVF or IUI, surrogate support throughout the process and escrow management. If your surrogate does not pass the background or criminal check, we will upgrade you to our regular program for only the additional program fee. Please call for current rates and requirements to enter this program
COORDNATION ONLY PROGRAM FEES
Surrogate Coordination Program Agency fee includes psychological assessment of surrogate, background and criminal check of surrogate by licensed private investigators, review of surrogate’s insurance policy, if applicable, referral to attorneys experienced in practice of reproductive law, coordination of the medical process of IVF or IUI, surrogate support throughout the process and escrow management. If your surrogate does not pass the background or criminal check, we will upgrade you to our regular program for only the additional program fee. $10,500
Coordination for a Traditional Surrogate Covers all services above, but coordinates a Traditional Surrogacy Cost and is in addition to normal coordination only fee. $2,000
EGG DONATION PROGRAM FEES
Egg Donation Program Agency Retainer Fee includes matching Intended Parents with an Egg Donor, psychologically and medically screening said donor (at IP’s expense for screening), arranging for the drafting and review of the donor contract, coordinating all travel arrangements, and managing the escrow account. DOES NOT INCLUDE LEGAL CONTRACTS. Legal contracts are an additional $850-$1,000. Total Fee: $5,250 $2,000 due at donor selection $3,250 due when donor passes screening, before contracts are signed. Second fee for current clients of Simple Surrogacy's Surrogacy program: $2,250
International Egg Donation Program Fee Intended Parent(s) residing outside of the United States will be charged an International Program Fee. Cost is in addition to our regular program fee. $1,250
SCREENING FEES & MEDICAL EXPENSES IN TEXAS OTHER STATES
Blood Screening Panel for Carrier & Partner FDA Required Infectious Disease Testing of Surrogate and Surrogate's Spouse or Significant Other. *Costs vary based on lab or clinic.* Note: Some insurance providers will cover infectious disease screening. Simple Surrogacy gets preferential rates with many clinics in the state of Texas. For this reason, the costs for medical screening in the state of Texas are less expensive compared to other states. $600-$1,200 $600-$2,500
Surrogate's Medical Evaluation Consultation and examination of Surrogate Mother by a Reproductive Endocrinologist *Costs vary by location and clinic* Note: Some insurance providers will cover the Surrogate’s annual physical that includes pap smear, pelvic exam, and infectious disease screening. Simple Surrogacy gets preferential rates with many clinics in the state of Texas. For this reason, the costs for medical screening in the state of Texas are less expensive compared to other states. $800 - $1,500 $1,000 - $2,500
Psychological Evaluation Typically one session with a licensed Psychologist to determine Surrogate's suitability. Note: Some clinics require their own psychological protocol. That cost is not included in the Program Fee. INCLUDED IN PROGRAM FEE INCLUDED IN PROGRAM FEE
Criminal Background Check County, State, and Federal Criminal Background Check and Sexual Offender Registry Check. Provided by professional Investigator. Note: Backgrounds are completed prior to matching with Intended Parents. INCLUDED IN PROGRAM FEE INCLUDED IN PROGRAM FEE
Fresh/Frozen IVF Cycle Fee and Medications Simple Surrogacy gets preferential rates with many clinics in the state of Texas. For this reason, the costs for medical screening in the state of Texas are less expensive compared to other states. **Additional costs incurred for subsequent IVF cycles** Additional costs will be incurred if using PGD Testing or Gender Selection** $15,000-$25,000 $15,000-$40,000
Medications for Surrogate and Egg Donor **Cost varies by pharmacy** $800-$6,000 $800-$6,000
INSURANCE IN TEXAS OTHER STATES
Review of and recommendations for Surrogate’s Health Insurance policy Surrogate Insurance policies are changing rapidly. We will send to an outside firm your Surrogate’s insurance policy for review of the policy’s benefits and exclusions and provide a full review and recommendation. INCLUDED IN PROGRAM FEE INCLUDED IN PROGRAM FEE
Medical Insurance for the Surrogate If the Surrogate's existing policy will not cover a surrogate pregnancy or if she has no health insurance the Intended Parents will need to purchase supplemental coverage. The cost shown is an estimate for monthly insurance premiums for a minimum of 15 months. The insurance needs to be kept in place for 3 months post delivery. Intended Parent(s) are responsible for all co-pays, deductibles and/or uncovered expenses starting at the initial medical evaluation of the surrogate up to 3 months postpartum. If Surrogate has health insurance coverage that does not exclude a surrogacy pregnancy, IPs are responsible for all co-pays, deductibles and/or uncovered expenses starting at the initial medical evaluation of the surrogate up to 3 months postpartum. $400 -$800/month if needed. If Maternity Care is not covered, a Cash-Pay can be negotiated with the Surrogate’s Physicians in addition to major medical coverage. $400 -$900/month if needed. California Surrogates will require outside insurance, or a subsidy to their current insurance for all out of pocket costs.
Life Insurance Purchase of a $250,000 term policy for Surrogate in case of accidental death. $250 - $450/year $250 - $450/year
Disability Insurance Purchasing a disability policy may help to greatly decrease the costs if your surrogate is put on bed rest or incapacitated during her pregnancy. This insurance is commonly purchased for every Gestational Carrier whose employer offers it. If your carrier’s employer does not offer heath insurance or maternity coverage, then a disability policy will not be available either. $800 -$1,200/policy if available through employer $800 -$1,200/policy if available through employer
Insurance for the Child(ren) Intended Parents can secure health insurance coverage for their child or children, if their own insurance does not cover the children, to take effect at birth. They also have the option of paying out-of-pocket for all of their children(s) related health/medical needs. Note: No child will be covered under a Surrogate mother’s health insurance policy. Cost varies based on number of children needing coverage. For international clients cost can be $20,000+ Cost varies based on number of children needing coverage. For international clients cost can be $20,000+
EXPENSES AND COMPENSATION DURING PREGNANCY INEXPERIENCED CARRIER EXPERIENCED CARRIER
Gestational Surrogate Base Compensation Paid to Surrogate in 10 equal installments over the course of the pregnancy, beginning with confirmation of pregnancy via heartbeat through ultrasound. California Surrogates are now requesting fees starting at $28,000 for an inexperienced surrogate without insurance, $30,000 for Insurance without a surrogacy exclusion, sometimes higher. Surrogates who match with International Clients may also command a premium higher than baseline rates ($30 for inexperienced surrogate with Insurance, more possible if Clients are not English speaking). Surrogates without Insurance are sometimes lower than listed rates. Please inquire about Surrogate's requested compensation when presented with a profile for review. Note: In the event the surrogate miscarries before the 32 week of pregnancy, all base compensation payments will cease until the child is discharged. If the surrogate mother carries to 32 weeks or more, she will be entitled to all remaining compensation listed in her Surrogacy Agreement. $26,000 (TX) Without Insurance $28,000 (TX) With Insurance with No Surrogacy Exclusions $30,000+ for International Clients (with insurance) Traditional Carrier: $30,000 and up $28,000 Without Insurance $30,000 With Insurance with No Surrogacy Exclusions $30,000+ for International Clients (with insurance) Traditional Carrier: $32,000 and up
Monthly Allowance In lieu of itemized reimbursements, this monthly fee covers mileage less than 100 miles round trip, childcare for local appointments, telephone calls, postage, co-pays, prenatal vitamins (including prescription), and pregnancy testing supplies. International Surrogates will get $250 as an allowance due to increased costs. Note: Begins month following contract signing & continues through one month after birth or at termination of Surrogacy Agreement. $200/Monthly $250/ International IPs $250/ Twins beginning in second trimester $200-$300 Monthly, varies by surrogate request $250/ International IPs $250/ Twins beginning in second trimester
Maternity Clothing Allowance Payment made at 13 weeks gestation. $800 singleton $1,000 multiples $800 singleton $1,000 multiples
Embryo Transfer Fee Paid after each embryo transfer procedure. Actual expenses will also be paid, including lost wages and childcare. Additional expenses for a long distance transfer include meal allowance, airport parking, airport shuttles, air travel/mileage/hotel expenses. $750 for Fee Plus actual expenses $750 for Fee Plus actual expenses
IUI Fee Paid per cycle for IUIs in Traditional Surrogates $250/Cycle $250/Cycle
Surrogate Retreat Fee Paid at 20 weeks gestation from escrow to cover Surrogate Support Retreat. $750 $750
Psychological Counseling Three sessions are required, one per trimester at a cost of $90 a session. ------------------------------------ Monthly sessions with therapist. Not required unless requested. Determined on a case-by-case basis. $270 ----------------- up to $1,000 $270 ----------------- up to $1,000
Birth Documents Instructs Hospital that Intended Parents are legal guardians of child and they are making the medical decisions on the child, even before birth. Drafted in the third trimester of pregnancy by an attorney. $500 $500 – $1,500
FEES YOU MAY PAY, DEPENDING ON CIRCUMSTANCES
Lost Wages Lost wages are determined by actual after-tax earnings and varies based on disability insurance and actual earnings for working Surrogates only. Amount is typically capped at 3 months of Surrogate’s lost wages but your surrogate may request more. These are paid for Transfer and Bed Rest or work restriction. $0 - $35,000 Depends on Surrogate’s hourly wage $0 - $35,000 Depends on Surrogate’s hourly wage
Lost Wages for Spouse There may be lost wages for spouse (after tax earnings as verified by recent pay stub) for medical evaluation trip, embryo transfer trip, invasive procedures, legal filings, emergencies and if necessary for birth. $0-$3,000 Depends on hourly wage $0-$3,000 Depends on hourly wage
Meal Allowance If travel of more than half a day is necessary to fulfill obligations under the contract. $50/day $25/day companion $50/day $25/day companion
Travel Expenses Includes possible hotel, parking, round-trip economy airfare for GS and companion (if required), travel to and from airport, for fulfilment of contract. TBD TBD
Local Travel If Surrogate is required to travel by car to doctor, clinic visits, monitoring clinic, etc. Mileage is only reimbursed after the first 100 round trip miles. $.51/mile or current IRS guidelines $.51/mile or current IRS guidelines
Bed Rest Compensation If put on doctor ordered bed rest (during pregnancy, miscarriage, termination/selective reduction procedure, amniocentesis, etc.) This fee covers housekeeping and childcare. $250/week, $6,000 Cap or per Surrogacy Agreement $250/week, $6,000 Cap or per Surrogacy Agreement
Twins Housekeeping Allowance If carrying Twins or greater, a housekeeping allowance paid to the Surrogate from 26 weeks of pregnancy, paid weekly. $75/Week ($300/month) $75/Week ($300/month)
Child Care In the event of needing childcare to fulfill contractual obligations. Childcare is only reimbursed for out of the ordinary childcare days/hours. Childcare is not reimbursed for regular OB/GYN appointments once pregnant. The average cost is $11 per hour. (more in CA) You would pay the actual costs of the childcare, with receipts required, up to the cap in the surrogacy contract, typically $6,000. $200- $600 Per week, depending on number of children and surrogate agreement. $200- $750 Per week, depending on number of children and surrogate agreement.
Multiple Fee Fee paid for each additional child carried beyond one. These fees are spread out over the course of the pregnancy payments beginning with the third month payment. $5,000/per child $5,000/per child
C-Section To compensate for additional pain and suffering and added risks. The fees shown are typical but experienced Surrogates may request more than quoted amounts. $2,500 first C-section, $1,500 subsequent $2,500 first C-section, $1,500 subsequent
FEES RARELY PAID
Loss of Reproductive Capabilities Any Loss of or loss of function to tubes, uterus, and/or complete hysterectomy, or surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. $1,000 for tubes $5000 for uterus or hysterectomy $1,000 for tubes $5000 for uterus or hysterectomy
Amniocentesis Fee To compensate for the discomfort associated with amniocentesis. $500 first insertion, $250 subsequent $500 first insertion, $250 subsequent
Invasive Procedure Fee To compensate for invasive procedures, including HSG, Mock Cycle, Mock Transfer, Cerclage. Also may be paid for non-medical cycle cancellation. $500 $500
D&C, Selective Reduction Termination To compensate for additional pain and suffering and added risks. If a Reduction or termination is requested after 15 weeks of Pregnancy, Compensation will be $5,000. $1,500 per procedure $1,500 per procedure

 

PLEASE NOTE, THESE ARE AVERAGE FEES AND ARE NOT MEANT TO TOTAL EVERY SINGLE EXPENSE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR SURROGACY. THESE FEES ARE ESTIMATES AND YOUR ACTUAL COSTS MIGHT BE HIGHER OR LOWER THAN THESE ESTIMATES.THE AVERAGE SINGLETON GESTATIONAL SURROGACY WITH SIMPLE SURROGACY IS BETWEEN $95,000-$135,000, BUT IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS OR WITH MULTIPLE TRANSFERS, COSTS CAN CLIMB HIGHER THAN $150,000.

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