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Cost of Surrogacy

A breakdown of costs in different types of surrogacy arrangements. Below are the average costs involved in a surrogacy arrangement (in Canadian funds). There are many variables so this is a basic reference for a gestational or traditional surrogacy arrangements in Canada. Costs can differ widely if intended parents decide to utilize an egg donor, multiple surrogates, or an international clinic/agency etc.

 

Surrogacy in Canada Online Fees

Please note that our consultations are free (either in person or by phone) and we recommend that you have a consult with us prior to sending in your application/payment.  We also highly recommend you have a legal consult before joining as well so that you have a good understanding of the process/legislation in Canada and how our program operates.  (Please feel free to contact us for a legal consult referral).

 

Surrogacy Services

(For intended parents requiring assistance with a surrogate mother to build their family).

$3,450.00 CDN

Egg Donation Services

(For recipients requiring assistance with an egg donor to build their family).

$1,250.00 CDN

Surrogacy & Egg Donation Services Combined

(For intended parents requiring assistance with the help of both a surrogate mother and an egg donor.)

$4,700.00 CDN

International Applicants

(An additional fee applies to those that reside outside of Canada).

$500.00 CDN

 

*** January 28th, 2013 ***
 
Please note for international intended parents and intended parents matched with a surrogate that will be delivering out of province.

There is a possibility that you will be responsible for the health care costs of your baby after birth. Some hospitals are requiring payment for after birth care which ranges from $400-750/day for a regular stay/newborn care to $2500+/day if your baby is in the NICU/incubator/newborn care.

These costs could possibly exceed $50,000 if for example a baby (or multiples) have extensive NICU time and/or surgery/procedures/treatments. Unfortunately there isn't currently a program in place for intended parents to have assistance with this so you need to be able to have the financing in case it happens. We are now informing all intended parents of this risk and it does vary among hospitals. Some hospitals are not charging intended parents whereas others have started this new policy.

You can find out if the hospital has this policy by contacting them directly or at the pre-admit hospital appointment with your surrogate mother in her third trimester.

* This does NOT apply to intended parents/surrogates where the birth occurs in their own province.

 

 Average Costs for Gestational Surrogacy

* We recommend intended parents have at least $60,000 budgeted to do gestational surrogacy in Canada.

IVF Cycle
(This is subject to clinic fees, number of cycles...)
$10,000-$20,000+
Medical Evaluation
$800-$1,500
Psychological Evaluation
$500-$1,000
Surrogate Mother Expenses (Pre-Pregnancy)
(These are receiptable expenses that cover the cost of expenses travelling to an IVF clinic
such as gas, mileage, childcare, lost wages, food, airfare/accommodations etc.)
$1,500-$3,000+
Surrogate Mother Expenses (During Pregnancy)
(These are receiptable expenses that can include clothing, food,
childcare, travel costs, lost wages, medications, etc.)
$10,000-$25,000+
Additional Surrogate Mother Expenses
(1) Csection Birth (2) Multiple Birth (3) Bedrest
* Please note that these expenses may not be needed.
(1) $1,000-$3,000
(2) $1,000-$3,000
(3) $150-$400/week
Legal Fees
(Representation for both parties.)
$8,000-$10,000
1 Year Life Insurance Policy
(Purchased to protect surrogate mother's family).
$300-500
DNA Diagnostics
(To ensure baby is genetically related to the Intended Parents).
$1,500
Total $32,600-$76,500+
* Additional costs can include intended parents travel (airfare, accommodations, food, gas, etc.)
* Some IVF cycles are covered under provincial health plans depending on type of infertility.
* Quebec offers three government funded IVF cycles.

 

 Average Costs for Traditional Surrogacy

IUI Cycle/Home Insemination/IVF Cycle
(This is subject to insemination method - home insemination, intrauterine insemination,
ivf, clinic fees, number of cycles...)
$0-$20,000+
Medical Evaluation $800-$1,500
Psychological Evaluation $500-$1,000
Surrogate Mother Expenses (Pre-Pregnancy)
(These are receiptable expenses that cover the cost of expenses travelling to an IVF clinic
such as gas, mileage, childcare, lost wages, food, airfare/accommodations etc.)
$1,500-$3,000+
Surrogate Mother Expenses (During Pregnancy)
(These are receiptable expenses that can include clothing,
food, childcare, travel costs, lost wages, medications, etc.)
$10,000-$25,000+
Additional Surrogate Mother Expenses
(1) Csection Birth (2) Multiple Birth (3) Bedrest
* Please note that these expenses may not be needed.
(1) $1,000-$3,000
(2) $1,000-$3,000
(3) $150-$400/week
Legal Fees
(Representation for both parties.)
$8,000-$10,000
1 Year Life Insurance Policy
(Purchased to protect surrogate mother's family).
$300-500
DNA Diagnostics
(To ensure baby is genetically related to the Intended Parents).
$1,500
Total
$22,600-$76,500+
* Additional costs can include intended parents travel (airfare, accommodations, food, gas, etc.)
* All parties should be screened for sexually transmitted diseases before any attempts at home insemination. 

 

 Average Costs for an Egg Donor
 
Egg Retrieval Procedure
(This is subject to clinic fees, number of cycles, medications, etc...)
$5,000-$10,000+
Medical Evaluation
$800-$1,500
Psychological Evaluation
$500-$1,000
Egg Donor's Expenses
(These are receiptable expenses that can include food,
childcare, travel costs, lost wages, medications, lost wages etc.)
$1,500-$8,000
Legal Fees
(Representation for both parties.)
$1,000-$3,000
1 Year Life Insurance Policy
(Purchased to protect egg donor's family).
$300-500
Total
$9,100-$22,500+
* Additional costs can include travel (airfare, accommodations, food, gas, etc.)

 

 Average Costs for an American Agency and American Surrogate

Agency Fee
$4,000-$18,000+
IVF Cycle
(This is subject to clinic fees, number of cycles...)
$10,000-$30,000+
Medical Evaluation
$800-$1,500
Psychological Evaluation
$500-$1,000
Surrogate Mother Compensation (Pre-Pregnancy)
(These costs include travelling to an IVF clinic - gas,
mileage, childcare, lost wages, food, airfare/accommodations etc.)
$1,500-$3,000+
Surrogate Mother Compensation (During Pregnancy)
* Paid surrogacy is legal (depending on state).
$18,000-$45,000+
Additional Surrogate Mother Expenses
(1) Csection Birth (2) Multiple Birth (3) Bedrest
* Please note that these expenses may not be needed.
(1) $1,000-$3,000
(2) $1,000-$3,000
(3) $150-$500/week
Legal Fees
(Representation for both parties.)
$8,000-$10,000
1 Year Life Insurance Policy
(Purchased to protect surrogate mother's family).
$400-500
DNA Diagnostics
(To ensure baby is genetically related to the Intended Parents).
$1,500
Total $44,700-$126,500+
* Additional costs can include intended parents travel (airfare, accommodations, food, gas, etc.)
* Additional costs for surrogate mothers can include medical insurance, monthly allowance, clothing allowance, amniocentesis fee, csection fee, multiples fee, housekeeping, childcare, breast milk pumping, escrow account services, etc.