Surrogate Compensation

Financial Information for Surrogates

Becoming a surrogate is a profound, selfless and life-changing act — one that involves many factors. Because over half of our staff have been surrogates ourselves, we understand on a personal level everything that goes into it.

As you are helping create another family, you are also devoting time and energy, as well as engaging in medical and legal processes that all merit surrogate compensation. At International Surrogacy Center, we provide gestational surrogate pay to reward you for the incredible journey you’re undertaking. Below is a surrogate compensation breakdown to give you an idea of how this works.

Surrogacy Salary and Insurance

First-time surrogate base compensation varies. Surrogates typically earn between $65,000-$75,000. Please be aware that surrogate mother compensation packages vary per surrogacy, as each pregnancy is different. Surrogate pay also includes the following:

  • Health insurance if a new policy is required. This is paid for by the intended parent(s) and includes the period throughout the pregnancy and for up to 3 months after delivery. The monthly premium varies.
  • Life insurance for a 1-year term, $500,000 policy paid to the surrogate’s chosen beneficiary/ies. Surrogates receive up to $675 to cover this expense.

Medical/Health Care Compensation

We also provide compensation for the many medical expenses that arise throughout the surrogacy journey, from medications to procedures. These include:

  • IVF embryo transfer fee: $1,000
  • Dropped or cancelled cycle fee: $250
  • Invasive procedures (e.g., amniocentesis, CVS, cerclage, D&C, uterine biopsy, cyst aspiration): $500 each
  • Termination or reduction fee: Starts at $1,000
  • C-section: $3,000
  • Multiples fee: $5,000
  • Doctor-ordered bed rest (including housekeeping and childcare): $250 – $450/week
  • Medication fee: Starts at $500

Other Surrogacy-Related Expenses

Additionally, we provide miscellaneous coverage for other needs and desires that may arise as you’re selflessly carrying a baby for the intended parents, such as:

  • Travel expenses if the surrogate lives more than 50 miles from the IVF clinic: $.58/mile after the first 50 miles
  • Monthly miscellaneous allowance to cover local mileage, gas, parking, childcare, etc.: $300
  • Maternity clothing allowance: $800 – $1,000
  • Housekeeping (upon confirmation of heartbeat ultrasound): $100/biweekly
  • Support group meeting (optional): $100/month
  • Spa weekend (paid by agency)

A lot of questions arise regarding surrogate mother pay. If you want to know more, please call our Intake Department for details at (619) 591-9113, Ext. 2. You can also reach out for more information via email at valorie@internationalsurrogacycenter.com.