Cost of surrogacy in Canada

Get an overview of the costs of your journey

First of all, it is important to emphasize that in Canada surrogacy is structured altruistically. This means that the surrogate may not receive any compensation from the intended parents. Only those costs incurred before, during and after the birth of the child. The idea is that women who wish to carry out surrogacy for others should not bear the costs of the pregnancy themselves. Of course, intended parents need to know what costs they should expect.

The first step, embryo cultivation can look very different depending on the situation of the intended parents. For example, if the intended parents are of the same sex, they will need an egg donation. Or if they are a heterosexual couple who have their own eggs. Furthermore, the intended parents would like to send embryos by courier to Canada or USA for transfer. Here there are very different approaches. The cost of the first step can be very different, depending on the situation.

As mentioned above, a surrogate cannot claim a compensation, but she can ask for reimbursements. Those can be named like this:

Traveling (from home to IVF clinic)





Everything else which is related to the pregnancy

Oak surrogacy will make sure that those expenses are reasonable. All our intended parents will be informed of what kind of expenses will be reimbursed to the surrogate. The process is very transparent.

Agency fees

Information provided upon the call with the agency


Reimbursements for the surrogate: $25,000 - $35,000


Lawyer fees: $10,000 – 15,000

Other expenses which can vary:

- Travels to the clinic (Medical Screening and for the transfer) - Accommodation - Transportation from the airport to the clinic

Satellite monitoring

Satellite monitoring if needed: Can vary

Health insurance

Health insurance for international IPs and Baby: $10,000+

We are always happy to explain to our intended parents those different positions. Also, every surrogacy journey is different, therefore here we can only give estimations. For further explanations, please reach out to us.