At Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute (EDSI), our top priority is ensuring that you, our Intended Parents, have a superior surrogacy experience. We believe in total transparency so that you can make the best choices for yourself. Our surrogacy experts are dedicated to providing you with complete knowledge of the timeline and fees you might encounter during your surrogacy journey. It is our belief that providing this information beforehand allows you to be prepared, comfortable, and confident.
In addition to our highly competitive rates, we also ensure that you have a wealth of options available to you for financing in order to make surrogacy as affordable as possible.
To find out more about surrogacy costs, feel free to reach out to our team now.
A Breakdown Of Surrogacy Fees
Having a child is a truly priceless experience, but if you are going to use surrogacy to get there, you will need to use a few different professionals to ensure it happens safely. When you look at the cost of surrogacy, it can be a bit shocking at first. However, there are a few different things you need to take into consideration:
- The Agency Fee
- The Surrogate’s Compensation
- Medical Costs & Services
At EDSI, we work to keep these costs as low as possible so that surrogacy can be a reality for families of all kinds. For more information about how we handle surrogacy and ensure a fantastic experience, be sure to reach out to our team to learn more.
EDSI’s Surrogacy Fees
When you work with EDSI, you gain so much from the relationship. To start, you can sleep well at night knowing that every detail of your surrogacy has been perfectly planned and executed. Your baby is being well taken care of, as is the Surrogate carrying your baby.
When you pay the agency fee, you are paying for not only that peace of mind, but our connections to the top-rated medical, legal and psychological professionals, Surrogates, Egg Donors, caseworkers, and more.
We provide the following services for our fee:
Recruitment of pre-screened Surrogates: we help you to find the perfect surrogate who matches your wants and needs.
Screening services for Surrogates: We extensively screen the Surrogates to get to know them personally. We will consider their medical histories, pregnancy histories, family support, home environment and more. We also help to connect them to fertility clinics that can screen them further.
Matching services for Intended Parents and Surrogates: Our agency matches you and Surrogates. We will provide you with the services to find the best Surrogate for your family.
Professional Connections: EDSI is very well-respected within the surrogacy community. We have relationships with the best medical professionals in the United States. Not only that, but we can help to connect you with competent and specialized lawyers to help ensure that you are protected throughout this experience.
Case Management: Most importantly, EDSI provides you with a case manager who will be there for you at any time during the process. Your case manager will be there to answer any questions you will have, provide information about your surrogacy, and offer guidance.
Not all surrogacy agencies provide these services, but we have found that the process is much easier for everyone if we include everything in what we do. For more information, please reach out to our team.
Surrogacy Conpensation Fees
One of the biggest aspects of surrogacy costs is the cost of the Gestational Surrogate. You are paying her for her time and energy, as pregnancy is quite taxing on the body and mind. A Surrogate’s base compensation is $30,000, and could be more based on a number of factors including her experience as a Surrogate, location, age, and her willingness to carry multiples. You will also pay for any surrogacy-related expenses. Your Surrogate’s cost is always determined and shared with you way before an embryo transfer so that it is a rate you are comfortable paying.
Some of the other costs incurred in surrogacy include:
- Legal Services
- Medical Costs
- Maternity Clothing
- Counseling, If Necessary
- Travel Expenses
With more difficult cases, there may be additional surrogacy costs. For example, if your Surrogate is placed on bed rest or needs to have a C-section, she may be entitled to more compensation.
What Do You Get With Surrogacy From EDSI?
Bringing a life into this world is a precious thing, and it needs to be taken seriously. When you work with Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute, you are getting an unrivaled expertise and a unique experience. We have helped to deliver thousands of babies and build thousands of families. This has given us unrivaled insight into the process and what Intended Parents may be feeling and thinking.
So many people who seek out surrogacy services are afraid that they won’t get the complete experience, but we strive to give you that. Our Surrogates are some of the best in the country: completely pre-screened and tested, we only work with those women who want to help others. They are healthy, strong, interesting, smart, and trustworthy women.
Surrogate Compensation (for first time Surrogates only)
|Fee paid in 10-month installments starting from confirmation of pregnancy.**In case of multiples, additional compensation will apply||$30,000|
Surrogate Monthly Allowance for 12 months at $400 per month
|Includes local mileage, telephone, fax, postage, federal express, incidental expenses||$4,800|
Maternity Clothing Allowance
|Paid at the end of the first trimester. Additional fees for multiples||$800|
Surrogate Transfer Fee
|Paid per transfer||$1,000|
Surrogate Child Care
Surrogate Lost Wages
Surrogate Screening Costs
|Includes medical screening, home visit and criminal background check||$2,000|
Surrogate Psychological Screening & Counseling Fee
|Psychological Screening of Surrogate, testing and monthly counseling||$2,750|
Are There Options If I Can’t Afford Surrogacy?
It is important to remember that every surrogacy is unique and there are specific factors that can impact the price. On average, surrogacy costs start at $90,000, depending on arrangements.
We understand that this is a big investment for many families, which is why we suggest everyone who is considering surrogacy should look into their financing options.
Some of the benefits you will receive from our financing options include:
- Special discounts
- Annual percentage rates as low as 5.99%
- No transaction fees
- Fast & easy applications
- A concierge to help explain everything
- Loans up to $100,000
For more information, please visit our financing page: See Financing Options.
Of course, there are plenty of other opportunities to fund your surrogacy. We have seen grandparents and parents pay for surrogacies, GoFundMe campaigns, and even grants being awarded for surrogacy. If you want to make your family a reality, there are ways to do it.
About Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute
Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute (EDSI) is a leading surrogacy agency in Los Angeles, California. Established in 2001, our team’s focus is on making surrogacy realistic for families of all kinds. We understand that this is an investment, but we also believe that families are priceless. At EDSI, our team operates based on the firm belief that everyone who wants to become a parent should be able to do so.
Our team is here to guide you through the different options for financing surrogacy and making it a possibility for you. Even if you do not think this is a possibility for you, give us a call today. To date, we have had over 1,000 healthy babies delivered and are known as the “Best Value and Preferred Agency for Hands-on Personalized Service” in the Third Party Assisted Reproduction Industry.
It is important to know that while we do work to keep rates low and affordable for the everyday person, our Surrogates, Egg Donors, and everyone on-staff are still chosen with care and deliberation. We make it a rule to be active problem solvers and advocates for our clients, making their experiences pleasant and hassle-free. Contact us today to get started on your surrogacy journey.
- Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute (EDSI)
- 8624 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA 90211
- (310) 209-1898