Compensation for Gestational Surrogates
BASE FEE: $35,000 to $48,000 (or more) for your time and effort
PLUS other fees and all out-of-pocket and travel expenses (see list below)
The actual amount will be based on a number of personal factors including:
If you are a repeat gestational surrogate, you will receive more than a first-time gestational surrogate.
If you have applicable health insurance for pregnancy and delivery, that may affect the total compensation.
If you would like to explore the possibilities of becoming a gestational surrogate with our program, or would like more information, please fill out an inquiry form, or call us at (301) 217-0074.
$35,000 - $48,000 (or more) for your time and effort. PLUS the following typical amounts:
Embryo transfer fee: $750 per transfer
Invasive procedure including mock cycle: $350 – $1,000 (amount depends on type of procedure)
Canceled embryo transfer cycle fee: $350
C-section: $2,500 usual
Multiple: $5,000 per each additional child carried
OTHER COVERED EXPENSES
Out-of-state travel including daily food allowance, hotel, ground transportation, airfare: Actual costs
Attorney fees for gestational surrogate
Life insurance and loss of reproductive organs: Amount of coverage mutually agreed on by the parties
Spouse’s Lost wages*
*Caps for any lost wages is based on actual earnings and if there is any disability.
Housekeeping, child care (if on bed rest or limited activity; post-delivery)
Maternity clothing allowance: Average is $550 – $750 paid at 12 weeks; additional $250 if multiples
Premium for health insurance coverage if necessary:
If you do not already have applicable insurance — particular details to be discussed
Uncovered medical expense and insurance deductibles: Actual
Monthly allowance for miscellaneous expenses: $150 – $250 depending on personal factors
(Paid as a monthly expense fee to cover your routine expenses so that you do not have to submit receipts for those reimbursements)
Whether it is referred to as “compensation” or “ancillary living expenses" will be determined in part by the state laws where you live, as will the "allowable" amount you may receive.
If you would like to explore the possibilities of becoming a gestational surrogate with our program, or would like more information, please fill out a Surrogate’s inquiry form, or call us at (301) 217-0074.
These amounts fluctuate somewhat depending on the circumstances and are offered as GENERAL GUIDANCE only.
Contact us for more specific information about all expenses.