Here's Exactly How Much Every Single Fertility Option Costs

IVF? Egg-freezing? Surrogacy? Whatever the plan, here's what you'll need to pay.

IVF = $10,000 to $15,000

  • Fertility medication: $3,000 to $5,000
  • Egg harvesting/fertilization/embryo transfer: $10,000 (cost can increase depending on the number of rounds of harvesting)

Egg Freezing = $10,000 to $15,000

  • Fertility medication: $3,000 to $5,000
  • Egg harvesting: $5,000 to $7,000
  • Storage: $1,000 a year

Surrogacy Using a Donor's Eggs = $90,000 to $120,000

  • Surrogate compensation: $30,000 to $35,000
  • Donor compensation: $7,000 to $8,000 (various donor screening fees and legal fees)
  • Egg harvesting/fertilization/embryo transfer: $10,000

Surrogacy Using Your Own Eggs = $75,000 to $100,000

  • Fertility medication: $3,000 to $5,000
  • Egg harvesting/fertilization/embryo transfer: $10,000
  • Surrogate compensation: $30,000 to $35,000

Egg Donation = $30,000

  • Fertility medication: $3,000 to $5,000
  • Egg harvesting/fertilization/embryo transfer: $10,000
  • Donor compensation: $5,000 to $10,000 (various legal fees)

Adoption = $0 to $50,000

  • Foster care adoptions: $0 to $2,500
  • Licensed and full-service private agency adoptions: $15,000 to $40,000
  • Independent adoptions: $30,000 to $50,000
  • International adoptions: $15,000 to $50,000

Sources:

Dr. Valerie Baker, fertility specialist at Stanford Medicine, Fertility and Reproductive Health, in Palo Alto, California and Emily S. Rosen, LCSW, a psychotherapist and adoption consultant in New York

This article appears in the July issue of Marie Claire, on newsstands now, and is a part of a week-long series on fertility. See the rest here.

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