Cost of Egg Donor Only Cases

In some cases, an intended mother may be able to carry a child, but be unable to use her own egg to attain pregnancy. This can happen for a myriad of reasons including premature menopause, poor egg quality, or a scenario in which both intended parents are carriers of a genetic disease or disorder. In these cases, Intended Parents may opt to use only an egg donor for their journey, as opposed to electing to have a surrogate carry their child.

Not surprisingly, this option provides a significant cost break compared to a situation in which intended parents need both an egg donor and a surrogate. In these cases, the cost can be expected to be up to $100,000 less than a two part journey.

At the time of publication, cases needing only an egg donor range in cost from roughly $50,000 to $80,000. The wide range is due to the many options available. The largest component of this sum will be donor compensation, which ranges from $10,000- $12,000.

Additional fees pop up based on additional services that are needed. If you obtain extra travel fees, if monitoring is needed at an outside clinic, or if an additional sperm donor is needed, you could encounter extra fees.

How you choose to finance an egg donor only case will also have an impact on your final cost. Growing Generations can collect all potential monies at the start of your journey and manage the entire financial situation for you, or you can elect to pay directly for several of the items. Choosing to pay directly for certain items will lower the amount of money we collect from you, but likely will not have a large overall impact on your total cost.

Any additional questions regarding the cost of your case can be directed to your Finance Specialist or any other member of the finance team at


Updated 7/17/18

Dr. Kim Bergman

Kim Bergman, PhD, a licensed psychologist of 26 years, has specialized in the area of gay and lesbian parenting, parenting by choice and third party assisted reproduction for over two decades. Dr. Bergman has created a comprehensive psychological screening, support and monitoring process for Intended Parents, Surrogates and Donors. She is the co-owner of Fertility Counseling Services and Growing Generations and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association, and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. She is on the national Emeritus board of the Family Equality Council. Dr. Bergman writes, teaches and speaks extensively on parenting by choice. Along with co-authors, she published “Gay Men Who Become Fathers via Surrogacy: The Transition to Parenthood” (Journal of GLBT Family Studies, April 2010). Dr. Bergman’s is the author of the upcoming book, Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (Conari Press 2019). Dr. Bergman created her own family using third party assisted reproduction and she lives with her wife of 35 years. Her two daughters are in college.