Can We Afford This? The Cost of Assisted Reproduction and Adoption

After paying for rounds of fertility treatments, hopeful parents move on to donor egg, donor embryo, surrogacy, or adoption wondering which routes they can afford. Find average costs of each below and see which one's right for your family.

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Average Cost of Assisted Reproductive Technology by Procedure

Actual assisted reproductive technology costs will vary from clinic to clinic and from case to case, but here are the range of costs for each procedure. Find detailed breakdowns of each of these options by clicking the links below.

Average Cost of Donor Egg $20,000-$35,000
Average Cost of Donor Embryo $7,500-$20,000
Average Cost of Gestational Surrogacy $50,000-$120,000+

Average Cost of Average Costs of Adoption by Type

The cost of adoption will be offset by the federal adoption tax credit which currently stands at $13,190 per finalization for each category below (unless your income exceeds federal limitations). Find a detailed breakdown of each of these options: “Adoption Cost Breakdowns”

Average Cost of Independent Domestic Infant Adoption $20,000-$40,000
Average Cost of Agency Domestic Infant Adoption $20,000-$45,000
Average Cost of U.S. Foster Adoption $0-$3,500
Average Cost of China Adoption $20,000-$40,000
Average Cost of Ethiopia Adoption $30,000-$40,000

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