Top 6 Future Trends in Surrogacy 2024

SurrogateFirst’s surveys provide the TOP 6 Surrogacy Trends for 2024 comparing data from 2020 to 2023 that serve the surrogacy community of intended parents and surrogates alike. SurrogateFirst strives to be the knowledge leader in the surrogacy community and to assist in safer and more successful journeys for all. 

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  1. Surrogate Trends: Diversity, Single Parents & Family Support
  2. Expect Higher Rates of IVF Success & Faster Match Times
  3. Intended Parents Take a Leading Role & More Broadly Served
  4. Improving Surrogacy Pregnancy & Postpartum Outcomes
  5. Surrogate Total Compensation Set to Increase 15%-20%
  6. Surrogate Overall Journey Satisfaction Dramatically Decreases


Surrogate Demographics: Diversity, Single Parents & Family Support 

  • Surrogate ethnic diversity dramatically increasing: surrogates remain predominantly white with steady increase of Black and Latina surrogates since 2020 from only 3% to 13% in 2023 reflecting a 4x increase.
  • Single parent surrogates on the rise: % of surrogates are increasingly unmarried from 30% in 2020 to 44% in 2023 – reflecting a 50% increase
  • Termination stance increasingly flexible: termination at the Intended Parent’s Discretion has significantly increased since 2020 from 23% to 63% in 2023.
  • Vaccination rates since 2020 remain similar, 63%, but the % willing to become vaccinated if requested has plummeted especially in 2023 (20% to 6%).  
  • Family was the single most important group that surrogates rely on for support and has increased in importance over time from 31% in 2020 to 81% in 2023.  


Expect Higher Rates of IVF Success & Faster Match Times 

  • First time transfer success rates at 88% -  versus national US average of 45.5% for women under 35 years old. Disparity is perhaps due to increased screening and improved medical protocols, and the higher proportion of egg donors that result in IP’s having higher quality embryos.  
  • Although the demand for surrogate's remain high match times have shortened from 6.8 months in 2020 to 2.5 months in 2023.
Intended Parents Take a Leading Role & More Broadly Served 
  • Surrogates continue to be increasingly open to carrying for all types of intended parents especially for Same Sex families increasing from 32% in 2020 to 75% in 2023.
  • Surrogates have also recently placed a lot more importance on the support of intended parents from 46% in 2020 to 75% in 2023
  • Overall surrogate journey satisfaction remains high, 76%, however those stating to be “Very Satisfied” has dramatically decreased from 70% in 2021 to 38% in 2023.  
  • Further data show a 6x increase, 4% to 31%, in the percentage of “Neutral” or “Unsatisfied” with their compensation.


Improving Surrogacy Pregnancy & Postpartum Outcomes 

  • Decreasing surrogate pregnancy complications with 69% stating not experiencing any complications at all.
  • Surrogate mental health is strong and improving with 94% of surrogates not experiencing any postpartum issues
  • However, the birth and postpartum experience remains and is increasingly the least satisfied part of the surrogacy journey with 13% stating “Unsatisfied” in 2023 compared to only 4% in 2020.


Surrogate Total Compensation Set to Increase by 15%-20%  

  • Surrogate base compensation expectations increases by 20% in 2023 and beyond.
  • Surrogate benefits, non-cash, in real dollar value have increased by 15% from 2022 to 2023 and expected to continue to rise. 
  • All benefit categories have increased in frequency with many previous "benefits" becoming basic requirements.


Surrogate Journey Satisfaction Dramatically Decreases 

  • Surrogates that are ”Very Satisfied” have increased from 35% in 2020 to 44% in 2023
  • However, those answering “Neutral” or ”Unsatisfied” has also substantially increased from 4% to 31% in the same time period.  
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