If you are thinking of hiring a surrogate mother to start your family, then you’re going to start a very beautiful journey of your life. But before you start this journey you have to plan properly and get proper tips on how you are going to do it. Choosing the right surrogacy agency is one of the most important decisions for a surrogate mother or intended parent.
Here, you will find several things to consider like the total you have to pay. So here is the average cost and the payables.
The minimum cost is $50,000 for new surrogates and $60,000 for experienced surrogates. There may be additional fees as well added to a surrogate mother cost. For example:
- $5,000 if the pregnancy results in twins
- $10,000 for triplets
- $3,000 for a cesarean delivery
Other costs may add up according to the agency you are consulting like; monthly allowance and health insurance or any other type of situation.
Screening includes a mental health check that adds up another $1000 and if the person has a criminal record so for this check it may cost around $100 to $400.
● Legal costs:
There are some legal processing fees, from drafting and reviewing a surrogacy contract ($2,500 and $1,000, respectively) to establishing parentage ($4,000 to $7,000) to trust account management ($1,250). The general total here is somewhere between $8,750 to $11,750.
● Other costs:
These costs may differ from the agencies and the clinics used for the process. Psychological counseling to its intended parents. So it may add some extra thousands of dollars. Health insurances, life insurances and all the travels hoteling food also make a huge difference in the whole cost. It is to be decided by the both customers and the agency.
Again, there are other various situations, like IVF medications and monitoring or lost wages due to pregnancy complications which may vary in cost. In such cases you have to pay more as well and costs add up. But at the end you are blessed with a child and that is all that truly matters. So visit a good surrogating agency and find yourself a good surrogate mother to start your family.