Intended Parents FAQ’S

1. How much does it cost?

Egg Donor only – the cost could be approximately $45,000 (includes Family Formers’ Fee, Donor’s Fees & Expenses, IVF Treatment, Medications for Donor, and Legal)

Gestational Carrier Only – the cost could be approximately $90,000 (includes Family Formers’ Fee, GCs Fees & Expenses, Frozen Embryo Transfer, Medications for GC, Legal) – (this estimate assumes a match with a first-time GC with a base compensation of $35,000)

Egg Donor & Gestational Carrier – the cost is an average of $135,000 (the estimate assumes a match with a first-time GC with a base compensation of $35,000)

2. How do I begin the process?

You already have! By reading this information, you can consider your journey is underway. The next step is to speak with one of Family Formers’ staff and begin to decide if this is something you want to do. That is where we step in and guide you step by step.

3. How long will the process take?

For an Egg Donation only, you can expect the process to take 2-3 months from the moment you start working with until you are pregnant. 

For a Gestational Carrier cycle only, you can also expect the process to take 2-3 months from the moment you start working with us until your GC is pregnant.

For both the egg donation and gestational carrier cycles, you can expect the process to be 3-4 months from the moment you start working with us until your GC is pregnant.

4. Do I have contact with the egg donor?

The trend is moving toward IPs & Egg Donors wanting to meet. However, most IPs and Egg Donors prefer to remain anonymous throughout the process.

5. Why do I need legal representation?

Legal representation is an absolute must when dealing with such complicated processes. Having proper legal help is vital to making sure that everyone involved is protected.

6. Who chooses the OBGYN for the GC after the Embryo Transfer is successful?

Usually the GC, will chose the OBGYN that provided prenatal care for her previous pregnancies.

7. Do you work with single parents? LGBTQ?

Yes, we do! Please visit our LGBTQ page for more information. 

8. I already have my egg donor, could I switch IVF clinics?

Yes, you can. However, time frame for the process may change depending on what procedures your egg donor may have had.