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Understanding Costs

For those considering surrogacy or egg donation to grow their family, cost is usually a major factor when making their decision. While an independent surrogacy journey is an option that may cost less, managing all of the moving parts can be very time consuming and stressful, as well as cause delays or even money lost if a detail is missed. A trustworthy agency will decrease the stress of the surrogacy and/or egg donation process by being your central knowledge base and constant support system throughout your journey. Agency fees cover the management of your entire journey, from screening and finding your surrogate/egg donor match to helping you navigate legal contracts, insurance, financials, and everything in between.


Gestational surrogacy involves many professionals that have the knowledge and expertise needed to help you manage your journey from start to finish. Understanding the detailed steps that go into the surrogacy process will in turn help in understanding why surrogacy can be so expensive.

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Cost Estimate for Surrogacy

Please note, total costs will vary with every surrogacy. The estimated range has to do with factors that include your surrogate’s location, your location, insurance coverage, the medical clinic you choose, and type of birth. Because First Step hand-selects surrogates based on your preferences and needs, we can tailor your surrogate match to help meet your budget. 

Cost Estimate for Egg Donation

Please note, expenses for donor eggs can range depending on the location of your donor and the fees of the fertility clinic. First Step can help you find a match to meet your preferences as well as your budget.

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At First Step, we are dedicated to helping you have a clear understanding of all costs. We aim to be as transparent and honest as possible when it comes to surrogacy costs and expectations so you are fully prepared.


If you don’t understand any of the costs listed above, contact us for your complimentary consultation.  We would be happy to walk you through our surrogacy process and related costs. Our goal is to ensure you have the most accurate budget possible and the confidence to take the first step.

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If you'd like to make a bank wire transfer, contact us for the necessary routing information. 

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