Donor Embryo Cost Breakdown

A sample budget of the costs associated with using a donor embryo.

donor embryo cost

This sample budget will give you an overview of the line items associated with conceiving through embryo donation. Actual donor embryo costs will vary from clinic to clinic and from case to case.

*Please note that the range of services among donor embryo programs vary widely. Some programs include certain medical and legal fees in their costs, while others do not. When comparing programs, make sure to get a complete breakdown of the included services.


DONOR EMBRYO COST BREAKDOWN

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Program Fees

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$2,500-$8,000
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Legal Fees

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$500-$2,500; there are no adoption costs involved. Legally, embryo donations are treated as a transfer of property, and contract law applies.
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Medical Fees (expenses in addition to pregnancy and delivery)

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$4,000-$7,500; costs include testing and medications for recipient, thawing and transfer of embryos.
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Extra Costs (includes psychological evaluations for donor and recipients)

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$300-$500 for psychological testing/counseling. $1,000-$3,000 if program requires a homestudy.
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Travel Expenses

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Some clinics offer only embryos donated by other patients. If embryos must be shipped or the intended parents travel, the cost may be $1,000 or more.
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Average TOTAL

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$7,500-$20,000
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