Financial Considerations for Gay Male Couples
For gay male couples, fathering a genetically related baby involves important financial considerations
There are three primary areas of cost for Fresh Donor Egg and Surrogate:
IVF Lab and Surgical Procedures
Including medications for egg donor and surrogate, the cost per IVF cycle is approximately $20,000
The combination of compensation to an egg donor, agency, legal and other expenses such as travel, cost is roughly $10,000 - $20,000.
Frozen Donor Eggs through My Egg Bank at IVF New England
An excellent option for gay male couples is the use of frozen, rather than fresh, donor eggs. There are significant savings -- from one third to one half. This is because the fee for eggs is greatly diminished and you do not have to absorb the cost of hormone stimulating medications for the egg donor, nor do you pay for egg retrieval. When using frozen donor eggs from MyEggBank at IVF New England, the cost is $18,500 plus carrier screening.
Compensation to the surrogate, agency, legal and other expenses such as travel, cost is roughly $50,000 to $75,000
Additional Financial Information:
Insurance plans do not cover assisted reproductive expenses for gay males because the fact that medical help is needed is not based on infertility, but rather attempting pregnancy with a male partner. (Cost for your initial physician consultation at IVFNE is $395.).
Ask an IVF New England financial counselor about financing options