Updated: Apr 12
Surrogacy programs are an exciting alternative for individuals and couples wishing to have a baby and grow families. The surrogacy process includes selecting the prospective surrogate, hiring legal services, providing psychological support, and getting clinical procedures. One common question is how much does surrogacy cost in Florida? Here you will explain how much you expect to pay and you will know about the surrogacy journey.
How much does surrogacy cost in Florida?
The average cost of surrogacy in Florida is $100,000-$200,000. As you can see, there is a considerable price variation because every case is different. The variation in surrogacy costs depends on many factors, including agency fees, medical expenses, legal fees, and other incidentals associated with the surrogacy process that can quickly add to the final price.
In general, surrogacy costs are divided into the following categories: professional fees, medical fees, IVF expenses, surrogate mother fees, insurance expenses, legal expenses, and other expenses. Following, you will find the approximate fees in Florida and the costs we charge at First Step Surrogacy.
Surrogacy agency management fees
Organization fees can include advertising, matching, and screening prospective gestational surrogates. Of course, if you find your surrogate yourself, you won’t have to pay this fee.
Another service usually included in the Surrogacy agencies is coordinating with legal and medical professionals. It usually consists of the support, education, and case management service you get throughout the journey.
A surrogacy agency in Florida can cost between $20,000 and $30,000. At First Step Surrogacy, we charge an estimated fee of $21.500.
Surrogacy of medical fees in Florida
Surrogacy medical fees include the medical screening of the potential surrogate to identify if she is healthy to have a surrogate pregnancy without risking her life and the baby’s life.
Another medical cost includes prenatal care to ensure the surrogate mother and the unborn baby are safe during the process.
Finally, the delivery expenses can vary depending on if a C-section is required or other unforeseen medical needs at the delivery moment—prenatal and delivery costs in Florida range between $12,000 and $29,000.
Fertility Center and IVF cost
IVF costs include blood tests, gestational surrogacy medications, egg donors, donor sperm, embryo transfer fees, surgery, and other required medical procedures.
IVF expenses can range from $8,000 to $12,000 if everything runs smoothly and up to $30.000 in cases that take more time and processes.
Surrogate mother compensation
Surrogates receive a base compensation rate in refund for being implanted with the intended parents’ embryo, carrying the baby, and delivering it.
Surrogate compensation includes other expenses, such as travel, accommodation, and meals the gestational carrier incurs in connection with surrogacy. Also, you should cover lost wages, housekeeping, and childcare expenses if the gestational carrier is put on bed rest by her doctor. She also should receive money to cover the cost of maternity clothing at 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Additionally, in some cases, they can receive additional benefits on top of their base compensations in some surrogacy agreements. For example, if you want your surrogate mother to carry multiples or if you want her to provide breast milk via breastfeeding or pumping her milk and sending it to you after she delivers.
So, how much does a surrogate mother make? The base compensation rate ranges from $35,000 to $50,000 in Florida. We ensure that our surrogate mothers receive the pay they deserve for their important function; that’s why at First Step Surrogacy, we have a surrogate benefit package starting at $42,200. In that way, both intended parents and surrogates in Florida benefit from the arrangement.
Surrogate Health and Life Insurance
Medical insurance is another expense you should take into consideration. There are many insurance options and flat-fee arrangements with medical care providers. At First Step Surrogacy, we charge around $5.000 to more than $43,350 depending on the specific situation.
Surrogacy legal expenses in Florida
Lawyers can help surrogate mothers in Florida with the required contracts and paperwork. They guarantee that the process is legal and meets the surrogacy law and regulations of the state of Florida or another part of the United States.
Surrogacy legal fees cost around $7.000 and $13.000 in Florida. At First Step Surrogacy, we charge $1.000 to $1.500 to provide legal counsel to surrogates and from $3.500 to $6.500 to provide it to intended parents.
Surrogacy incidental expenditure in Florida
You should prepare for incidental expenses. They can include travel, monitoring, shipping, other insurance, etc. In general, additional fees can range from $2.500 to $5.000
Surrogate Mother Costs & Fees in Florida
Although the cost of surrogacy in Florida may seem prohibitive, it can help you prepare financially to make this investment in your family if you have the correct information.
Each surrogacy process is different. The costs outlined above indicate what you can expect along with your surrogacy process. If you want a personalized quote, book a consultation with First Step Surrogacy to get the details.
For more information about the costs of our programs, please email us or call us at 1-888-287-8188. Our specialists can work with you to create a plan tailored to your needs, preferences, and budget.