Services & Pricing

Every journey to parenthood is different, so why should the services be the same?

At Family Makers Surrogacy, we promise to advocate for your best interests, to alleviate worry and stress during your journey, and to offer an exceptional experience at an affordable price.

Not everyone requires the same level of support during their journey, so we have customized programs for both Full Agency Support and Independent Journey Support.

Choose a program that is right for you, whether you need Full Agency Support or you are choosing an Independent Surrogacy Journey.

How Much Does Surrogacy Cost

SURROGATE SCREENING PROGRAMS

Match & Screening Program – $5,000

If you’ve found a potential surrogate on your own, but still need the expertise and support of an agency to screen your surrogate and assist you through the match meeting, this affordable option is for you. You will receive the same extraordinary screening and matching services offered in our Full Service Programs. Additional support add-on available for Facilitation & Discussion of Surrogate Compensation and Benefits.

Match through First Trimester Program – $14,000

Our most popular Independent Match Program for Intended Parents who have found a surrogate on their own, but still need the expertise and support of an agency through what is often the most challenging part of your journey. Additional support add-ons available for Case Management, Bill & Claims Support and additional transfers.

AGENCY SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Family Makers Surrogacy offers a variety of Agency Support Programs to fit the needs of all Intended Parents who are building their family through surrogacy. Each program with Family Makers Surrogacy includes comprehensive full agency support.

What does surrogacy cost

Bronze Program – $20,000

Our basic, but comprehensive full agency support program for intended parents who are new to surrogacy or experienced Intended Parents with limited time to handle all of the important details. Our staff will assist you throughout the matching process, offer professional guidance, administrative support, and relationship management between you and your surrogate to ensure your journey your is smooth from matching to postpartum. 

Profile Creation (IP):  Family Makers Personalized Matching Program is based on a proprietary matching method that allows us to boast a 90+% approval rate by both Surrogates and Intended  Parents of the first profile presented to them.  95f% of those matches go on to not only match, but to complete medical screening, contracts, and at least one embryo transfer cycle together.**  – Medical Record Review (GC): Prenatal records, hospital delivery records, previous IVF cycling records (if applicable) of the Surrogate you match with.

Criminal Background checks (GC + IP):  Includes up to two adults in the Surrogate’s home, as well as the Intended Parent(s).  Checks on additional members over 18 may be requested for whatever the actual investigative costs are in doing so. 

Income verification (GC + IP):  As part of our intake process, we will confirm that Intended Parent(s) are financially prepared to begin a journey.  For the Surrogate you match with, we will calculate lost wages that may be incurred by her and/or live-in partner or spouse.  This process helps clarify your candidate’s overall household income, minimizing the likelihood of matching with someone utilizing government assistance.

Comprehensive screening interviews (GC + IP): conducted with all Parties to ensure that they are knowledgeable and educated on the process and commitment it takes for a successful journey

Records Submission to Fertility Clinic (GC): Having already confirmed that your candidate meets or exceeds your clinic’s requirements for surrogacy,  FMS will submit all records and summary to the RE and/or staff for final review.

Medical Health Insurance Review (GC): Initial review of your candidate’s current insurance policy, completed by an insurance expert specializing in surrogacy journeys.

Virtual home visit (GC):  facilitated by our Agency Owner, notes also provided to Intended Parents.  This visit verifies things such as cleanliness, safety, proper fire/CO2 detectors, layout of home, confirmation of residency in reported home, rental or home ownership details, pets in the home, gun storage/safety if applicable, and more.  Should our visit indicate an obvious issue that warrants further investigation, an in-person visit by a social worker will be recommended. IPs may also request an in-person social worker visit for an additional fee.

Family Makers Comprehensive Match & Fee Schedule (GC): this document includes all the details of the match needed for contracts, minimizing any surprises down the road.  Document will include termination beliefs, agreement on vaccines, general pregnancy safety measures, acknowledgement of risks and responsibilities, number of embryos transferred, number of cycles attempted, OB-GYN and hospital planned, insurance policy costs, short-term and life insurance policy costs, lost wage and childcare estimates in case of bedrest, milestone fees, allowances and more

Facilitation of psychological consultation for Surrogate, live-in Partner/Spouse, and Intended Parent(s), with recommendation to licensed mental health provider specializing in surrogacy as needed.

Surrogate and Intended Parent Education: What to expect from medical health screening, as well as the legal process.  Prior to Medical Screening Day, FMS will confirm what procedures will be performed so that your candidate can feel educated and prepared for the day.   FMS will also confirm that the clinic in charge of care has conducted all testing in accordance with ASRM guidelines.  Should we identify any recommended testing that has not been ordered, FMS will relay that information to the Intended Parent(s).

Facilitation of medical health screening, ordered by the fertility clinic in charge of care.  This includes assistance with local lab orders, as well as travel to and from the fertility clinic.  Family Makers will also provide recommended local monitoring clinics for screening, if allowed by the clinic in charge of care, as an alternative to travel during the pandemic.  FMS will also assist with finding testing facilities for COVID-19 PCR testing, if state or clinic mandates require it prior to departure.

Referral to, and coordination with, licensed attorneys specializing in reproductive and surrogacy law.  These referrals include introductions to each attorney via email, providing an official Match Sheet, Comprehensive Match Terms and Fee Schedule at time of engagement.  FMS will facilitate any points of clarification and provide feedback as requested by the attorneys during the drafting process.  Our staff will also serve as representative to both parties with continual followup to each attorney, assuring contracts are completed as timely as possible so that there is no delay in getting to embryo transfer. 

Escrow oversight:  Family Makers recommends working with an escrow manager who is unaffiliated with any party representing the Intended Parent(s) or Surrogate, bonded and licensed, and experienced with surrogacy journeys.  While Intended Parents have freedom to choose any escrow manager that meets those standards, our preferred escrow manager will provide you with 24/7 real-time access to your account.  There is never a moment where you don’t know the status of each reimbursement, fee paid, or document required.  Every penny is paid based on your contract with your Surrogate.  Family Makers assists both the Surrogate and Intended Parent(s) in processing payments due and any issues that require possible payment not outlined in the contract.  (18 months duration)

Surrogate Support and Education: Review responsibilities of monitoring appointments, medication administration, best practices like setting reminders for taking medication, and preparing for transfer day.  FMS will touch base with your candidate frequently to ensure medications are being taken on time, and that she has all questions and concerns answered as we approach the big day.

Facilitation of Monitoring Appointments: Before and after the embryo transfer cycle.  FMS can identify local monitoring clinics to be utilized by your candidate leading up to the embryo transfer, arrange payment and ensure orders and results are communicated timely between the primary clinic and monitoring clinic. These monitoring appointments begin 4-6 weeks prior to transfer, lasting until 10-12 weeks of pregnancy in most cases.

Intended Parent and Surrogate Education: Preparing to graduate to OB.  A surrogacy pregnancy is still uncommon, and many OBs are supportive but unsure on how to handle the balance between caring for their patient and involving the Intended Parents.  Family Makers will assist in this transition by providing tips and items to go over with the OB – whether you are there in person, virtually, or your interests are voiced in the appointment by your Surrogate.  Family Makers will also confirm that HIPAA releases are completed so that we, and you as Intended Parent(s) have permission to be told information pertaining to the pregnancy and your baby’s health.

Financial Planning:  Once your Surrogate graduates to the OB, health insurance should begin picking up the costs of the pregnancy.  Family Makers will ensure you know what to expect with the usual “global billing” phenomenon that is unique to pregnancy and delivery claims so you can be prepared on what to pay and when.

Initiation of Parental filings with your chosen attorney(s) during the second trimester.  Family Makers will assist in gathering information required for court affidavits, confirm if hearings will be required, and follow-up with all parties to ensure documents are filed in a timely manner.  This process can take 2-12 weeks.

Third Trimester Funding Audit:  Although we hope that all journeys are flawless, and without pregnancy complications, it is reality that they sometimes occur.  Our approach and goal is to ensure Intended Parent(s) are never surprised or unprepared for additional financial responsibilities if required.  Therefore, toward the end of your journey, we perform a comprehensive audit of your escrow account to ensure that we are on track to cover all expected expenses through postpartum recovery.  If any additional funds are needed, you will have plenty of notice and an exact itemization of the amount requested.

Birth Preferences Document & Delivery Prep: Although you are graduating from Family Makers, we still want you to be as prepared as possible for Delivery Day.  We will provide you with a comprehensive birth plan document outlining all the things the hospital needs to know prior to and upon your arrival.  This document will assist you in advocating for things like your own room, Golden hour time with your infant and medical care requests in case you miss the birth due to an unexpected early arrival.  Family Makers will communicate with the planned delivery hospital prior to baby’s arrival, sending not just the executed Parental Order (applicable in most cases) and the Birth Preferences Document.  We will also confirm COVID-19 protocols as they pertain to number of people allowed in the delivery room under what circumstances, visitation and other issues related to the hospital stay.

Postpartum Healthcare Bills and Claims:  Family Makers understands that you would rather concentrate on your newborn, rather than endless medical bills that keep trickling in. Our staff aggressively pursues all known claims as soon as your Surrogate’s postpartum visit is complete, so that any remaining funds in your escrow account is returned to you promptly.

Silver Program – $25,000

In addition to unlimited free rematches*, this program includes all of the services provided by our Bronze Program.

Gold Program- $30,000

This program includes all services in our Bronze Program, plus

  • Legal costs for the Intended Parents related to drafting the Gestational Surrogacy Agreement (contract between the Intended Parent(s) and Surrogate)
  • Escrow management fee
  • Legal costs for the Intended Parent related to filing the Pre-Birth Order and/or Post Birth Order. Any taxes, court fees, GC attorney fee (if applicable), and additional costs for Second Parent Adoption excluded, and is dependent on the state the Surrogate resides.

Platinum Program – $35,000

In addition to unlimited free rematches*, this program includes all of the most expected third-party costs related to a surrogacy journey to minimize financial surprises. Our Platinum Program includes:

All services and fees covered by our Gold Program, plus

  • Legal costs for the Intended Parents related to drafting the Gestational Surrogacy Agreement (contract between the Intended Parent(s) and Surrogate)
  • Escrow management fee
  • Legal costs for the Intended Parent related to filing the Pre-Birth Order and/or Post Birth Order. Taxes, court fees and additional costs for Second Parent Adoption excluded, and is dependent on the state the Surrogate resides.

*Limitations apply.

Rematching criteria is defined as:

– medical or psychological disqualification by the fertility clinic at ANY point in the journey

– relocation of the GC and/or loss of support system;

– disqualification of surrogate by Family Makers and/or fertility clinic for social behavior; or

– GC’s breach of contract with the IPs or FMS

Rematching qualifications do not cover IP or RE preference to change after one failed transfer, IP action directly or indirectly causing GC to break match, cycling or embryo creation delays, health insurance changes, or IPs’ breach of contract with GC or FMS.  Should your RE recommend a rematch after one transfer, Platinum and Silver programs are not recommended unless this limitation is understood.

Please contact us for full details on any of our program options.

Single Embryo Refund Program

We will refund you 30% of your fee if your transfer isn’t successful.

When you only have one embryo left and one shot at becoming pregnant, it’s difficult to invest so much for one transfer. That’s why we started the Single Embryo Refund Program. In the event that your one and only embryo transfer does not result in a pregnancy and you no longer wish to pursue surrogacy, we will refund 30% of the cost of our program to help minimize the financial impact of an already devastating situation.

*not applicable for Silver, Gold or Platinum Program

Service Member Discount

As an expression of our thanks, Family Makers Surrogacy proudly offers a 10% discount to U.S. active military on any of our Programs.  Discounts cannot be combined.

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