How much does a surrogate make?
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 $45,000-$65,000. 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 receive $45,000. 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, often between $50,000 to $65,000. 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.