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 $8,000- $10,000.
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.