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How much does Surrogacy Cost?

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Average surrogacy cost ranges from Rs. 9,11,500 to Rs. 15,38,500. This cost includes the charges of the surrogate mother, surrogacy procedure, antenatal care, normal deliveryandmedical tests for the Surrogate. Surrogacy charges may vary depending upon the clinic and the surrogate mother. Advanced Fertility Centre and Saraogi Hospital are among the most known centres in India.

Surrogacy clinics provide surrogacy treatment with full transparency throughout the entire procedure. The total cost of surrogacy includescompensation of the surrogate mother, doctor’s consultation, medical tests fees, IVF procedure cost and legal documentation fees. You might be wondering why does surrogacy cost includethe cost of IVF procedure! It is because during surrogacy, the embryo being formed is transferred into the uterus of the surrogate mother. So, the process of embryo transfer is nothing but IVF. The only difference that lies here is that instead of transferring the embryo to the intended mother, the embryo is transferred into the surrogate mother’s uterus.

ElaWoman team has done an extensive research to come up with the latest and updated list of surrogacy treatment cost in various cities across India.


Surrogacy Treatment Cost (Self Egg)


Rs. 10,00,000 to Rs. 17,60,000


Rs. 11,83,600 to Rs. 19,28,900


Rs. 14,11,500 to Rs. 20,21,500


Rs. 9,89,000    to Rs. 16,11,800


Rs. 9,11,600    to Rs. 14,85,600


Rs. 9,12,800    to Rs. 13,26,600

If your city is not listed in the table, you can use fair treatment cost calculator to have an idea about the surrogacy cost in your city.

Inclusions in the surrogacy cost

Surrogacy cost includes doctor’s consultation fees. Once you pay the complete treatment cost to the doctor or your treatment is started, you are not required to pay consultation fees for each subsequent visit.ElaWomanprovides you with the best doctor on the basis of your medical needs, past medical history, location and budget.

1- Doctor's consultation

Now, you know that surrogacy cost varies from city to city. Not just cities, the cost of treatment also varies from clinic to clinic depending upon the expertise of the gynecologist or fertility expert, success rates at the respective clinic or hospital. Know more about the different charges which are included in the surrogacy cost.

Doctor's Consultation

2- Surrogacy treatment Processing Fee

Surrogacy charges include surrogacy treatment processing fee. Once you decide to start the surrogacy procedure, you have to pay surrogacy fees to proceed for the further treatment.

3- Administration fees and service charges

Surrogacy treatment cost also includes administration and service charges. Before paying the admin and service charges fee, you need to make a request document to start the process of surrogacy.

4- Initial Screening and Start-Up Fees

Most clinics don’t provide any medical services without an upfront fee, and initial surrogacy payment serves it well. This cost covers the egg donation and sperm donation procedures. It is a financial commitment for the clinic that is needed through the surrogacy procedure. The fee is not usually a big amount. It is due when parents schedule their initial visit to the clinic to leave their sperm sample, or when they engage with the clinic to plan their egg donation.

5- Surrogate Compensation

The local laws often demand that entire surrogate compensation is paid in one time before starting with the pregnancy. Then the payments areprovided to the surrogate each month during the pregnancy by the hospital. In this case, there is typically a very large initial payment made; once the surrogate has been selected and legally signed. But this is balanced with very small payments made during the pregnancy itself. In overseas programs, the surrogate compensation is typically paid month-by-month during the pregnancy. But it can be divided, if you contact the clinic once and make a request to them.

Surrogate compensation

6- IVF Procedures and Embryo Transfer

This fee is paid for the Egg Donation, IVF procedure, and the first embryo transfer. This could be paid after the initial clinical fees. When the parents are ready to conceive their embryos and impregnate surrogate, these clinical payments are required to be made to start the treatment.

Sometimes parents can decide to speed and pay the finances by dividing this process into multiple steps on monthly or weekly basis. Different clinics have different criteria, so it would be better to be aware of that, before you process the fee. A well-managed program includes the cost of the medication in the original budget. In other cases, the cost of medications and drugs is added onas extra expenses and is not included in the surrogacy cost for the procedure.

7- Surrogate care

Payment for surrogate care begins when the surrogate is confirmed pregnant. This is the payment for the surrogate’s housing and prenatal exams, ultrasounds, and personal charges during the pregnancy tenure. In most cases, the confirmation of pregnancy comes about 3 weeks after the IVF procedure. Payments are not refundable, so the cost of prenatal care is generally calculated separately.

If for some reason the pregnancy terminates, future installments need not be paid, but the intended couple will lose payments made to that point. So, it is recommended to pay the total amount in installments every month or as per the clinic rule.

8- Surrogate Delivery and Recovery charges:

This sumcovers the cost of the delivery of the baby and the post-natal care of the surrogate. Deliveries can happen prematurely and without warning. Therefore, this payment is necessary at Week 30, before the estimated delivery date.

Surrogate delivery

9- Registration and releasing cost

Most agencies include the paperwork needed to register thebaby’s birthand start the process of establishing the baby’s citizenship. That often includes the birth certificate, copies of the surrogacy contract, and hospital records of the birth. This includes add-on fees to assist the baby’s return home with the parents. The largest cost can be the DNA test.

10- Other charges

If the legalization process requires a court order, parent is required to pay legal fees directly to a lawyer. Other minor payments may include having documents notarized. These are ratherlittle charges, but noticeable. Basically, the surrogacy cost includes the following charges: surrogate compensation, egg and sperm donation, IVF procedure, prenatal care, and finally the delivery. Programs also will include legal assistance for bringing your baby safely home.

Thus, there are various aspects associated with the surrogacy procedure and costs. It is recommended that you enquire for the required information and keep yourself updated before starting with the surrogacy procedure.

To find the best surrogacy clinics in India, read our article on the best surrogacy clinics. To search the best surrogacy clinics in your city, visit Surrogacy Centres and select your desired city for the treatment.

ElaWoman team is always there to help you with the best, if you have got a fair idea and is interested to consult for surrogacy; you can connect with usat+91-7899912611.

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi

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Laparoscopic Surgeon, Gynecologic Surgeon Dr. Srilatha Gorthi

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi is an infertility specialist and laparoscopy surgeon located in Hyderabad. Her area of expertise lies in the field of Gynae diseases and conditions, and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). She provides a number of services that comprise of In vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), ICSI, TESA, MESA, Gynae Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, treatment of Ovarian Cysts, Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids, Polyps and so on. Dr. Srilatha Gorthi practices at The Birthplace Hospital, Revive Multi Specialty Clinics and Fertility Centre, and The Birthplace Clinic and has a rich experience of more than 18 years. Dr. Gorthi has won 9 Gold Medals in MBBS.She is a reputed member of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), European society of Gynaecological Endoscopy and British Medical Association, UK, and British Fertility Society. You can get her information at


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Anshik Dubey

Surrogacy cost is definitely much higher than IVF. Is there any surety of becoming a parent by surrogacy? I feel it's all the matter of decision you make with a little bit of luck.

June 5, 2018, 10:50 a.m. 5.0


Rahul Jagtap

With the help of this pricing list, now I can plan a surrogacy procedure well with my wife and soon can become parents. Thanks a ton!

May 15, 2018, 2:18 a.m. 4.5

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