First of all, surrogacy should not be seen as an easy path to riches. Typically the compensation paid to a surrogate is about what someone would be paid to work a part-time job. Surrogacy compensation should not be considered as a sole source of income; if that is the case, surrogacy is not the “job” for you.
Having said that, the compensation paid to a surrogate may allow her to improve her or her family’s financial position, perhaps go back to school, put a down payment down on a house, or be a stay-at-home mom to her own young children.
Surrogacy compensation and expense reimbursement typically range between $40,000 and $48,000.
Repeat surrogate fees (for a second or subsequent surrogacy) may be higher. However, keep in mind that these are only estimates and vary from situation to situation.
Expenses typically reimbursed under a surrogacy agreement include:
Local travel to medical appointments, screenings, or fertility procedures
Health and life insurance
Pumping breast milk
Required bed rest
Required time off from work
Legal fees related to surrogacy
Surrogacy should never be viewed simply as having a baby for money. A surrogate helps another to achieve something he or she has been yearning for: the joy of having a child. It might even change your life! You could help build a family from the ground up and be emotionally and financially rewarded in the process.
If you feel becoming a surrogate might be for you, please take a moment to complete our brief online application.