Cost of Surrogacy

Cost of Surrogacy

It's important to recognize that surrogacy is an expensive process and intended parents need to be financially prepared before engaging in a surrogacy match. 

Many intended parents will first focus on creating embryos to freeze and then take time to save additional funds to complete the process. We recommend intended parents are prepared to spend up to $80,000 to do gestational surrogacy in Canada.

There are many variables involved with how much a surrogacy journey will cost... such as location of surrogate/intended parents, clinic choice, number of cycles/techniques and expenses claimed by the surrogate.  Our cost breakdown chart can assist anyone considering surrogacy whether the match is independent or through a surrogacy consultant/agency. 

If you are interested in learning more about our program, you are welcome to contact us to book a free phone consultation. We recommend intended parents have a consult with a fertility lawyer before proceeding with our surrogacy program. (Please feel free to contact us for a legal consult referral or visit our fertility lawyer list). 

*If you are an international intended parent, please click here.

 

Average Costs for Gestational Surrogacy

* We recommend intended parents are prepared to spend up to $80,000 or more for a gestational surrogacy arrangement in Canada.

IVF Cycle

(This is subject to clinic fees, number of cycles, use of PGS/PGD etc...)

$10,000-$20,000+

Medical Evaluation

$800-$1,500

Surrogate Psychological Evaluation & Intended Parent(s) Implication Counselling

(Additional $300/hour for mediation services if needed).

$800-$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 (Pregnancy/Post Partum)
(These are receiptable expenses that can include clothing, food,
childcare, travel costs, lost wages, medications, etc.)

* Click here for more details on Expenses & Reimbursement.

$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.)

*This varies depending on province of birth.

$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

Consultant/Agency Fee - Optional

(Consultant fees in Canada range from $5,000-$12,000)

$0 - $12,000
Total $32,900-$88,500+

* Additional costs can include criminal background check, egg/sperm donation and intended parent(s) travel (airfare, accommodations, food, gas, etc.)
* Some IVF cycles are covered under provincial health plans depending on type of infertility.
* Ontario offers government funded IVF cycles (contact your IVF clinic for more information).

*If you are an international intended parent, please click here.

Please see our Egg/Embryo Donation Provider Page if you are in need of assistance with eggs or embryos.

 

Average Costs for Traditional Surrogacy

* Traditional surrogacy is not as common and currently represents less than 2% of surrogacy arrangements in Canada.

IUI Cycle/Home Insemination/IVF Cycle

(This is subject to insemination method - home insemination, intrauterine insemination,

ivf, clinic fees, number of cycles, use of PGS/PGD etc...)

$0-$20,000+
Medical Evaluation $800-$1,500

Surrogate Psychological Evaluation & Intended Parent(s) Implication Counselling

(Additional $300/hour for mediation services if needed).

$800-$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.)

* Click here for more details on Expenses & Reimbursement.

$1,500-$3,000+
Surrogate Mother Expenses (Pregnancy/Post Partum)
(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.)

*This varies depending on province of birth.

$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

Consultant/Agency Fee - Optional

(Consultant fees in Canada range from $5,000-$12,000)

$0-$12,000

Total

$22,900-$88,500+

* Additional costs can include criminal background check, sperm donation and intended parent(s) travel (airfare, accommodations, food, gas, etc.)
* All parties should be screened for sexually transmitted diseases before any attempts at home insemination.

*If you are an international intended parent, please click here.