Our Intended Parent Program & Pricing

An all-inclusive cost with no surprises
At Alcea, our focus is family building first. We do not require any binding exclusivity agreement or non-refundable fee to match. Our agency fee payment schedule is designed to accommodate a feasible budget instead of large lump sums. Alcea is committed to helping you navigate and find assistance with the cost of surrogacy. We offer discounts for frontline workers, medical professionals, teachers, social workers, and cancer survivors. We also know that unforeseen financial circumstances can happen for intended parents, but rest assured our fee schedule will work with you so that you can take home your baby without worry.
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Alcea Agency Fee
$45,000 – $60,000*
Your agency fee includes end-to-end coordination of your third-party reproduction journey, inclusive of appointment scheduling, travel arrangements, clinic coordination, egg donor selection partnership, legal framework, social work support, and any ad hoc needs that arise. We handle each and every detail so you can focus on fostering a positive relationship with your surrogate. You are paying Alcea for peace of mind in knowing we have preemptively covered all of the bases for you.
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Payment Schedule & Milestones

*If you’d like more information on our full-service $60,000 concierge program contact us at isabelle@alceasurrogacy.com.

Alcea has a Decidedly Different Pricing Model, we present well-screened surrogates to our Intended Parents and have a 90% match rate. However, on the rare occasion that the 1st match isn’t a fit, we offer a guaranteed, free, expeditious rematch or a refund of your match fee (minus admin fees).

Included in Agency Fee: Surrogate Concierge Costs
See below for our list of all-inclusive services (often considered “add-on fees” by other agencies) Alcea also offers both a subsequent journey and sibling discount!
Surrogate Concierge Costs
See below for our list of all-inclusive services (often considered “add-on fees” by other agencies) Alcea also offers both a subsequent journey and sibling discount!
Included in your agency fee
ART Risk insurance review and insurance plan administration services will be provided. The cost of the program selected will be the responsibility of the Intended Parents once matched.
• Concierge referral program clients receive added benefits, please contact us for more information
Understanding the Full Cost of Surrogacy
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Surrogate Compensation
$60,000 – $100,000* | More for Experienced Carrier & Multiples *costs are paid over and above the agency fee
Fee is variable based on the surrogate’s location and whether they have surrogate friendly insurance. Experienced surrogates charge significantly more.
Included in all surrogate profiles is the Carrier Compensation Acknowledgement. This customized view provides detailed compensation information, inclusive of the carriers needs for lost wages, childcare, short-term disability, etc. No need to haggle or spend time on the specifics of your contract, with the intent to pay the surrogate full compensation and expenses.
Below are some of the typical items addressed (and approximate amounts) covered in the Gestational Carrier Contract.
Below are some of the typical items addressed (and approximate amounts) covered in the Gestational Carrier Contract.
Additional Surrogate Fees
*Confirmation of pregnancy fee comes out of the base compensation and is paid at the heartbeat confirmation.**Maternity clothing allowance is paid in two equal installments at 16 and 24 weeks. ***qualifications must be met.
Surrogate Medical Expenses
Some surrogates have medical coverage. If yours does not, or if the carrier’s medical insurance is inadequate, you will provide medical insurance for prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care and a one-year life insurance policy. Please note that these are estimates and may vary depending on the types of policies purchased.
Some surrogates have medical coverage. If yours does not, or if the carrier’s medical insurance is inadequate, you will provide medical insurance for prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care and a one-year life insurance policy. Please note that these are estimates and may vary depending on the types of policies purchased. Because Alcea has such a meticulous upfront screening and matching process, most of the contract details have already been discussed – just another way our experience is decidedly different in maintaining cost for our intended parents
Alcea Surrogacy includes the drafting of the Agency Agreement in its agency fee; each party will retain independent legal counsel to review and discuss the agency contract if desired. When it comes time to draft your surrogacy contract, you can count on our third partner reproduction attorney to be your partner and advocate in the process.
As the intended parent, you are responsible for the legal costs incurred for both the gestational surrogacy agreement and the pre-birth order process, but your surrogate’s legal fees are covered within your agency expense. The carrier is provided with independent legal counsel to review and edit the contract to their satisfaction.
  • As set forth in our agency ‘Agreement for Services’, fees will be paid per the schedule.
  • Once a surrogate selection contract is signed, you enter a binding agreement with Alcea Partners and cannot utilize the chosen carrier with any other agency.
  • Your carrier will be represented by an independent attorney for the review and negotiation of the Gestational Carrier Agreement.
  • The surrogate’s attorney fee is included in the Alcea Partner agency fee.
  • International Couples will require significant additional work with regard to birth certificate, medical bills, immigration, and citizenship.
  • The base fee for a carrier with health insurance which we believe will cover the medical cost of pregnancy and delivery is generally higher, as is the fee for experienced carriers.
  • You will be required to purchase a life insurance policy to compensate the carrier’s family in the event of death as a complication of pregnancy.
  • Carriers who are not employed will not receive lost wages.
  • Carriers employed and have lost wages because of bed rest will receive the lost wages benefit, depending on net income. Alcea offers disability insurance as a standing cost in our contracts to minimize surprise expenses in the event of bed rest.
  • IVF clinics charge different amounts to screen a carrier. Alcea has partner relationships with several clinics across the country and we can work with you to find one within your budget
  • The costs of the IVF cycle can vary. The amount listed is only an estimate of the total costs.
  • If the carrier does not live near your IVF clinic, the carrier will likely monitor at a nearby fertility clinic or doctor’s office. These costs are paid separately to the fertility clinic or doctor’s office doing the monitoring.