How much does a surrogate make?
How much does a surrogate make?
In most cases, compensation ranges from $60,000 to $80,000+
Becoming a surrogate is an opportunity to change someone’s life while also helping to secure your own family’s dreams. Whether it’s saving for a home, starting a college fund for your kids, saving for retirement, or taking that dream family vacation, the financial compensation from surrogacy is designed to thank you for your time, effort, and incredible generosity by helping you achieve your personal goals. On top of that, the knowledge that you helped someone start or grow their family is truly priceless.
Surrogacy compensation depends on many different factors, including experience, location, and the specific needs of the pregnancy. We determine compensation on a case-by-case basis, as each surrogacy is unique. We aim to provide one of the best surrogate compensation packages in the industry. In most cases, compensation ranges from $60,000 to $80,000. In addition to this compensation, remember that you will never have to pay any out-of-pocket costs to be a surrogate.
How does surrogate compensation work?
Typically, first-time surrogates compensation starts at $60,000. Surrogates receive additional fees for qualifying events (ex. carrying multiple children, c-section delivery, etc.). We are happy to provide additional details during your consultation and interview.
Surrogates with a positive previous surrogacy experience receive higher compensation. It’s important to note these numbers are estimates to use as a guideline; each surrogacy is a unique experience, and compensation is determined based on a number of factors.
What expenses are covered as a surrogate?
As a surrogate, you are eligible for many benefits and expenses across various categories related to the surrogacy journey. No surrogate will ever incur expenses as a result of being a part of our program. Here’s a breakdown of how we have our surrogates covered:
Medical and Psychological Expenses
Intended parents pay for all of the surrogate’s medical and psychological screening costs, medications, and medical expenses related to the implantation of the embryo(s), pregnancy, and delivery.
As a surrogate, you will enter into a legal agreement with the intended parents prior to starting any medications. All surrogates complete a legal consultation prior to signing their contract, so they have a full understanding of the legal process. The intended parents pay for all legal costs.
If you have health insurance that does not exclude surrogate pregnancies, that is great news for our intended parents! Surrogates with surrogate-friendly health insurance receive a higher base compensation. The intended parents are responsible for all copays and deductibles related to the pregnancy. If you do not have insurance that will cover the pregnancy, the intended parents will purchase a plan to cover this expense. The intended parents will also purchase a term life insurance policy on your behalf.
If you have any questions that have not been answered on the website, we encourage you to call us anytime.
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“Jennifer and her team made the process much, much easier. They are very kind, welcoming and professional. They work very hard to make sure everything is lined up when its needed. If there ever was an issue that needed to be addressed; she was on top of it immediately. She even came with me to one of my appointments, so I didn’t have to go alone. I have chosen to do surrogacy again with the Eggceptional Fertility to help another family that is in need. I would highly recommend this group of ladies to anyone and everyone who is interested. I could not have done it without them.”
Common questions from women interested in becoming surrogates.
As a surrogate, when you choose to embark on a journey with us, we promise to be beside you every step of the way. We will educate, lead and guide you through your surrogacy journey. We will also work tirelessly to support you as you help make parents’ dreams come true.
We have surrogates that are open to sharing their experiences and answer any questions. Our two-way matching process focuses on finding the best fit for you and your intended parents. We offer extensive support from the moment you start researching through the pregnancy, delivery, and beyond. We have been a part of the infertility community for over a decade, and we’ve seen almost every situation.
We’ll help you navigate the road, smooth the bumps, and cheer when we reach our destination. Every person who works at Eggceptional is dedicated to you and your journey.
Eggceptional offers a comprehensive benefits package. Surrogate compensation varies depending on your insurance, state of residence, whether you’ve been a surrogate before, and the terms outlined in your Carrier Agreement. However, typical compensation is between $60,000 and $80,000.
Successful surrogate applicants:
- Have delivered at least one child of their own
- Are between the ages of 21-41 years of age
- Do not participate government aid programs such as cash assistance, welfare, public housing or section 8. All other forms of government assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis
- Typically have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33
- Live in a surrogate-friendly state in the United States (we are very sorry but we cannot accept gestational carriers who reside in Nebraska, Louisiana, Michigan or New York)
- Have the support of family and friends
- Do not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol.
No. If you do have medical insurance coverage, we’ll take a look at the plan to see if it is likely to cover surrogacy. If so, you may be entitled to a higher base fee. But if you don’t have insurance, it’s not a problem. We’ll find a plan that will cover you and your intended parents will pay any associated costs.
This depends on where your intended parents have chosen their clinic, but the short answer is yes. You should plan to be available to travel for the transfer, which is typically a four- to seven-day trip. You will be able to bring a companion of your choice on this trip and their expenses will also be covered. You can be medically screened and monitored closer to home, but you will need to travel to the IVF clinic for the transfer. At times, the overseeing IVF clinic will require you to travel for an initial screening. This is typically a one- or two-day trip.
Your insurance company (or the surrogate maternity insurance coverage we obtain for you and your intended parents) will pay most of the bills related to your pregnancy and delivery. If there are any additional unexpected costs, your intended parents will cover those costs. The family you choose to work with will pay for all IVF medical procedures, expenses, co-payments, and deductibles related to your surrogate pregnancy.
Typically, our surrogates and intended parents will meet each other via a video conference call before moving forward with a match. We encourage both parties to get to know each other and to make sure you feel good about the other party. Occasionally, intended parents will fly out for an initial meeting. More often you will meet them in person for the first time at the screening or transfer stage.
Yes. We have all kinds of families who are looking for surrogate mothers, including married couples, single parents, same-sex couples, domestic and foreign couples, and single people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. We have parents who are hoping to add to their families and others who are having a child for the first time.