Egg Donation

COSTS & BUDGET

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Father and Daughter

Budget for Baby

For most parents, one of the most stressful parts of infertility care is managing the budget. We want to remove this stress as much as possible by offering transparent pricing that is clear and understandable.

Father and Son

Donor Compensation

At our agency, we believe egg donors should have the right to set their own donor compensation. Experienced donors or donors with very desirable traits often ask more. To help with costs, we suggest you create a budget first and that way we can look for a match within your price range.  

*Average donor compensation ranges from $7,000 to $10,000

Mother and Son on Yoga Mat

Local vs Traveling

By choosing a donor that lives close to your doctor, you will save substantially on the cost of travel and monitoring expenses. If you can't find a donor in your area, we offer custom advertising at no cost to look for additional options. 

*Travel expenses for long-distance cycles average around $4500.

Couple with their Baby

Proven vs First Time

There are some cost advantages to selecting an experienced egg donor as she will likely have had her genetic and karyotype testing, psychological, and genetic counseling summary completed already which will save you money. Experienced donors are very unlikely to get denied in screening as a result.

*Average screening costs for a donor total around $4500.

Mother with her Baby

Fertility Testing

Our agency is one of the few that allows you to do some pre-screening lab work on your donor locally before you pay any major costs. This can save thousands of dollars in travel costs and unnecessary testing. 

*AMH only costs $100 and STD, drug screen, and hormones cost $500

Costs and Budget

Below we have provided a breakdown of the average expenses included in an egg donation arrangement. Click on the green arrow for more details. The average estimated total for a traveling donor getting $10000 in compensation is $23,530. The average estimated total for a non-traveling donor getting $10000 in compensation is $19,030. 

AGENCY FEE

$7500

What it includes:

  •  Assistance and coordination in finding the right donor for your family and arranging for all records, profile, and donor details to be sent for review by your physician.

  • Full-service support for you and your donor throughout the journey

  • A dedicated fertility coordinator who will coordinate all cycle needs directly with your clinic

  • Travel planning, booking, and management for you and your donor as needed to accommodate the cycle both pre-and-post retrieval.

  • Legal Referrals and managements related to donor contracts including preparation of legal referral sheets and coordination related to legal clearances.

  • Insurance coordination and purchase management related to complication insurance for the donor.

  • Ordering and coordination for pre-match fertility hormone testing, if desired

  • Coordination in setting up the third-party escrow account for your security and safety with an established escrow company that is bonded and insured. 

 

When/how is it paid?

The agency fee is paid in two installments. The first is due in order to confirm the match in the amount of $7500 and the remaining payment is due after the doctor issues the donors initial medical clearance, legal is finalized, and prior to her starting any cycle related medications. 

DONOR COMPENSATION

     $10000

*negotiable

What it includes:

  •  Amount paid to the egg donor for her time, energy, and efforts in assisting you

  • Compensation is not contingent on a certain number of eggs but that she has completed her obligations by attending all appointments, following all medical instructions, and completing the retrieval procedure

  • We allow our donors to set their own compensation requests. ASRM guidelines Compensation may vary based on whether the donor is ccommodate the cycle both pre-and-post retrieval.

  • Legal Referrals and managements related to donor contracts including preparation of legal referral sheets and coordination related to legal clearances.

  • Insurance coordination and purchase management related to complication insurance for the donor.

  • Ordering and coordination for pre-match fertility hormone testing, if desired

  • Coordination in setting up the third-party escrow account for your security and safety with an established escrow company that is bonded and insured. 

 

When/how is it paid?

The agency fee is paid in two installments. The first is due in order to confirm the match in the amount of $7500 and the remaining payment is due after the doctor issues the donors initial medical clearance, legal is finalized, and prior to her starting any cycle related medications. 

COMPLICATION INSURANCE

     $280

What it includes:

  • Most insurance companies will not cover medical bills from complications related to the elective egg donation procedure. As a result, we purchase an egg donation complication insurance policy on every donor prior to medication start.

  • This insurance is purchased with New Life Agency

  • We encourage you to contact New Life Agency with any insurance-related questions and by request can put you in touch with our direct contact.

  • This policy is usually a 120-day policy that offers up to $250000 in coverage. 

  • In the event of a claim, we will work directly with the hospital or provider on your behalf so that the bills are submitted directly to the insurance company

 

When/how is it paid?

This policy is put in place just before the donor starts her cycle medications by our agency. We will pay for this out of the escrow company.  

LEGAL FOR DONOR

     $400

What it includes:

  • It is very important that your donor has a legal review done by a licensed reproductive attorney so that she clearly understands what she is signing. 

  • This is a flat rate representation cost that includes review and amendments to the agreement until there is an agreeable contract.

  • This amount covers the legal representation for your donor only. Your legal costs are separate. We can refer you to an attorney for this if needed. 

  • A letter of legal clearance will be sent by the attorney to the fertility clinic and our agency. 

 

When/how is it paid?

This cost is collected by our agency and put in escrow and is paid to the attorney after he or she completes the review. 

ESCROW MANAGEMENT

     $350

What it includes:

  • Establishment of a third party escrow management account that is not controlled or managed with our company in compliance with CA law. This escrow company is bonded and insured for your safety.

  • This is a flat rate escrow fee for all expense and payment management from the start of your donation cycle to the completion of retrieval.

  • With Seed Trust escrow, you will have access to the escrow fund statement 24 hours a day by logging into your account. 

  • If you need a final statement for tax purposes, Seed Trust can assist you in getting this. 

 

When/how is it paid?

This cost is paid with your first installment amount into escrow. You will be required to sign some forms in order to open this account with the escrow company directly.

TRAVEL FOR CYCLE

   $5000

*depends on travel required

What it includes:

  • While we collect an estimated amount upfront, you will only pay for actual travel expenses incurred by your donor as verified by submitted receipts.

  • Includes economy class domestic roundtrip airfare for donor and a companion of her choice for retrieval and for the donor only for screening.

  • Includes per diem food allowance of $100 per day

  • Includes transportation costs for your donor such as rental car costs plus insurance, train fare, Lyft or Uber charges, mileage, parking, and tolls

  • Includes hotel costs as booked by the agency at a Hilton or Marriott property close to your clinic that has a full-size kitchen in the room for medications. We do not use Air Bnb under any circumstances.

  • Includes costs incurred by your donor during travel such as baggage fees, purchasing a cooler for medication transport, etc.

When/how is it paid?

This cost is paid in two installments. The first installment is $1000 which is due at matching and the remainder is due prior to medication start for the donor.

COMMON ADDITIONAL COSTS:

GENETIC CONSULTATION (PARENT) 

     $200

What it includes:

  • A licensed geneticist will go over the Intended Father's ancestry, genetic testing results, and personal and family health history to identify any elevated risk factors and compare these to the risks accessed on the donor. 

  • The geneticist will prepare a complete report and family tree pedigree for your doctor to review and approve considering both the sperm and egg components.

  • The geneticist may also recommend the donor or Intended Parent have additional testing done based on the elevated risk factors or may recommend you select an alternate candidate due to elevated risks.

  • This report can be very useful in the future should there be any concerns about your child's health or ancestry

When/how is it paid?

This is paid to the geneticist directly from the escrow account and is only collected once we know that this is a recommended test by your doctor. 

GENETIC CONSULTATION (DONOR) 

     $280

What it includes:

  • A licensed geneticist will go over the donor's ancestry, genetic testing results, and personal and family health history to identify any elevated risk factors. 

  • The geneticist will prepare a report and family tree pedigree for your doctor to review and approve.

  • The geneticist may also recommend the donor have additional testing done based on the elevated risk factors

  • This report can be very useful in the future should there be any concerns about your child's health or ancestry

When/how is it paid?

This is paid to the geneticist directly from the escrow account and is only collected once we know that this is a recommended test by your doctor. If your donor is experienced she may have already had this done. 

PSYCH SCREENING FOR DONOR

     $500

What it includes:

  • A licensed mental health professional will administer an MMPI or PAI for your donor to look for any elevated risk factors

  • The mental health professional will also conduct an interview to determine if there are any personal or family health concerns from a psychological standpoint. This determination is made from the answers provided by the egg donor.

  • The mental health professional will prepare a written report which will be sent to your physician for review and approval.

  • There is a chance that the mental health professional may recommend the donor not proceed with donating based on certain elevated health risks. 

When/how is it paid?

This is paid to the psychologist directly from the escrow account and is only collected once we know that this is a recommended test by your doctor and provided he does not include that in your package price with the clinic.

PRE-MATCH SCREENING LABS

     $500

What it includes:

  • This is optional testing that is recommended for first-time donors that do not live local to the treating doctor. This helps save a significant amount of money should the donor's test results not look ideal as you will pay no travel fees or agency fees should results not be acceptable. AMH testing alone is $100. The full panel is $500.

  • A hormonal panel that includes AMH

  • STD testing

  • Drug Screening

  • CBC/CMP on donor

  • TSH level check

When/how is it paid?

This is paid prior to paying any agency fee. If the donor doesn't pass these lab screenings, you would not pay anything to the agency except the lab cost.

ADDITIONAL COSTS NOT INCLUDED

What it includes:

  • All medical and screening costs as paid to the clinic including the surgical center and anesthesia fees. Be sure to get a quote from the clinic.

  • Cost of medication for your donor as paid to the clinic or pharmacy

  • Genetic testing of embryos

  • Embryo Freezing expenses

  • Your legal representation. We can recommend a good reproductive attorney if you need one. This cost ranges from $750-$1500.

  • Local monitoring if the donor is traveling. We will give you a better estimate when we know further details but this ranges from $1500-$3000.

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