International Intended Parents Egg Donor Program Fees
- NAFG Program Fee: $6,000 ($5,000 if part of NAFG's Gestational Surrogacy program)
- NAFG Administration Fee: $1,000
- Egg Donor Fee: Generally $12,000 or $15,000
- Insurance: $180 - $297 premium (sometimes included in medical expenses)
- Legal fees for egg donor and recipient: approx. $1,500
- Expenses and travel for donor: $0 - approx. $6,000 (depending on circumstances/amount of travel required)
NAFG’s program and administration fees include the costs for nationwide egg donor marketing and outreach, non-medical screening (including background checks), trust account maintenance, scheduling and arranging appointments with medical and other professionals, making travel arrangements, and general support for both egg donors and recipients from our counseling staff. The fees are non-refundable and due with the service agreement at the time of your match.
The fees listed above do not include medical tests and procedures, which vary and are paid directly to the medical facilities involved. IVF costs (including medical procedures, medication, and lab fees) can range from $15,000 to $30,000.
NAFG's View on Egg Donor Compensation
We believe that egg donors should be compensated well for their time and effort.
Since the year 2000, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine ("ASRM") and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology ("SART") established and maintained a limit on what they considered appropriate donor compensation (amounts more than $5,000 required "justification" and amounts above $10,000 were "not appropriate”). An antitrust lawsuit charging price fixing (Kamakahi v. American Society for Reproductive Medicine) was initiated against the ASRM in 2011 and settled in February 2016; since the ASRM has removed the compensation limits from its ethical guidelines.
We believe that donors should be compensated at a rate higher than the outdated recommendations established many years ago. Accordingly, in February 2016 we have raised our donor compensation to $12,000 for first-time candidates (from $10,000) and to $15,000 for most previous donors (from $10,000).
NAFG has been a member of ASRM and SART since we started in 2006. We have always followed and will continue to follow their ethical guidelines as related to our program.