The cost of surrogacy involves many things . To do at lower cost , the human resource is very important
and must be freely available. There are plenty of potential surrogates in India
,and comparedto the European and developed countries, the
cost is very low in India . Another factor which
determines the cost of surrogacy is the cost of living , which is also
considerably low in India. So it is much cheaper to do surrogacy in India
and Kerala is a much sought after place because women are healthy and educated
The maternal and neonatal mortality rate in kerala is very low and comparable to UK and USA . The
success of surrogacy is quite high in Kerala .
The cost can be further reduced by doing single embryo transfer
to surrogates which will avoid multiple
pregnancy( twins, or triplets) which is 30 % more expensive. NICU charges are also less
for single babies .
The Surrogacy cost includes-
1. Recruitment of surrogate mother and donor (if needed)
2. All legal agreements.
3. Keeping of Medical
4. Blood test, scanning and medical check-up for
surrogate mother and donor
5. Counseling of surrogate mother, donor and surrogate
6 Injections and medicines for surrogate mother and
7. OR (Ovum
pick-up; Oocyte retrieval) & General Anesthesia.
8. IVF / ICSI Lab charges
9. Surgeon’s fee, Embryologist’s fee, Nursing charges,
Post / OP ICU charges
10. Embryo transfer
11. Food accommodation and travel for surrogate mothers