Surrogate Base Compensation - 1st Time Surrogate
Amount varies by location. Base compensation divided into 8 monthly installments.
Surrogate Base Compensation - Experienced Surrogate
Per surrogate pregnancy
Additional monthly allowances and compensations
Surrogate Multiples Fee - Twins
Surrogate Lost Wages
Employed surrogates are compensated for wages in the event of physician ordered bed rest, missed work due to appointments, and postpartum recovery. Employed partners/spouses are eligible for specific appointments and postpartum recovery as well.
Health Insurance Verification
Surrogate Health Insurance
Type of coverage and plan will determine fees
Health Insurance Bonus
Surrogates with surrogacy insurance coverage are eligible for bonus
Accidental Death - Life Insurance Policy
Short-term Disability Coverage (If applicable)
Criminal Background and DMV Check
Surrogate and partner/spouse
Criminal Background Check
Anyone 18 years or older residing in the surrogate’s home or property
Criminal Background Check
Surrogate Home Visit
Surrogate and partner/spouse, Intended Parents
Surrogate Medical Screen
See additional details under VIVO Surrogacy Agency Fees
Surrogate Psychological Support Group Sessions - either in-person or via video conferencing with MFT
*Monthly throughout pregnancy through 1 month postpartum
Monthly Support Group Session attendance - surrogate compensation
Legal Fees - Intended Parents
Legal Fees - Surrogate
Escrow Account Management - Third Party
Embryo Transfer Cycle Fees & Medication
The big question is: How much will this all cost? The simple answer is: It depends. Costs vary according to the situation, but the range is anywhere from $110,000-$190,000. We understand that this is a substantial cost, so we are upfront about all expenses and we ensure that you fully understand where your money is going. We can also offer financing options.
But what does all this money pay for? A large amount of this cost is due to medical expenses, stipends, and surrogate reimbursements and compensation. As far as our agency fee, we are completely transparent about what this covers.
All surrogates go through a portion of their medical screening prior to their match. Pre-match medical screening includes:
- FDA-mandated infectious disease screenings for both the surrogate and her partner/spouse
- Urine drug screen for surrogate and her partner/spouse
- Urine nicotine screen for surrogate
- Surrogate prenatal blood work panel
- Cycle Day-3 pelvic ultrasound
*Additional fees may apply if surrogate needs screening tests/procedures beyond what is listed above *All screening tests/procedures will remain current for 1 year only
Our specialty is finding you a surrogate who is a perfect match. We do a great deal of research and ask a lot of questions before we analyze compatibility. After we make a match, we make sure that everybody is happy before we proceed any further.
We provide our intended parents and surrogates with custom referrals to carefully vetted lawyers who are experts in the field of surrogacy laws. We only provide referrals to lawyers who meet our stringent standards and have a proven track-record. Lawyers must be experts in Reproductive Law and be licensed in the state where the embryo transfer will occur.
VIVO Surrogacy works with all third-party professionals involved in your journey. We communicate closely with the IVF clinics regarding medical procedures and results. We communicate with the attorneys to ensure legal agreements are properly executed. And we coordinate care with other services that may include nutritionists, support groups, and much more.
Our team organizes and arranges for all travel associated with the surrogacy. Leave all of those details for us!
Because surrogates require regular blood tests and ultrasounds, VIVO Surrogacy locates medical facilities that are near the surrogate’s home. We then coordinate with the IVF clinic so that all results are promptly shared and tracked.
VIVO Surrogacy coordinates with third-party insurance professionals to arrange a life insurance policy that is best suited for you and your surrogate.
VIVO Surrogacy works with your chosen delivery hospital to make sure that all paperwork is properly submitted.
Who likes dealing with insurance companies? Nobody! Leave that to us. VIVO Surrogacy ensures medical insurance coverage is properly applied and, should issues arise, we work with the insurance company so that claims are re-processed promptly and accurately.
It seems like issues never come up during normal business hours. And that is why VIVO Surrogacy offers round-the-clock access to your dedicated Case Manager. Your Case Manager works directly with all involved parties and professionals so that intended parents and surrogates receive timely and knowledgeable responses at any time of day (including holidays!).
Your Case Manager stays in regular contact with everybody involved in the care and treatment of your surrogate. This ensures that everybody is seamlessly working together and nothing falls through the cracks.