Compensation for Surrogates

At SurrogateFirst, we keep our surrogate’s best interests as our top priority. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority - physically, emotionally and financially. SurrogateFirst’s Compensation Package is 100% transparent, easy to understand and competitive.

  • $10,500 available in bonus and fees based on successful delivery + additional services. Ready to be pampered?

Surrogate Compensation and Benefits Before Pregnancy = $2,050

  • $200 Monthly Allowance @ Signing 
  • $200 Mock Cycle 
  • $250 Start Medication Fee
  • $900 Transfer Fee
  • Paid travel expenses to IVF clinics, plus lost wages and/or childcare
  • Independent legal counsel provided for you at no cost
  • Psychological counseling
  • 12-Month Customized Wellness Plan
  • 24/7 Coordinator Support by a Surrogate who has been through our program
  • $2,050 in Total Monetary Benefits Pre-Pregnancy

Surrogate Compensation and Benefits After Pregnancy $$$

  • $600 Maternity Clothing
  • $75.00/month Housekeeping Allowance
  • $250 Massage Therapy
  • $10,000 (up to) Lost Wages - Surrogate
  • $5,000 (up to) Lost Wages - Spouse
  • $100 Childcare (doctor appointments & other duties)
  • $250 Bedrest - Childcare per-child /week ($400 max)
  • $150 Bedrest - Housekeeping / week
  • $350,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Health Insurance
  • Post-birth Recovery
  • Social Work Support
  • Complications Insurance
  • Medical and Financial Billing Assistance

Variable Surrogate Pay

  • $5,000 Multiple Birth - per additional
  • $3,000 Delivery Via C-section 
  • $250 Milk Pumping
  • $200 Amniocentesis Fee
  • $500 Cancelled Transfer Fee
  • $500 Invasive Procedures
  • $1,500 Termination of Pregnancy
  • Loss of Reproductive Capabilities
  • $5,000 Hysterectomy

Base

Compensation

Repeat Surrogate -

CALIFORNIA

50,000

Repeat Surrogate -

NON-CALIFORNIA

45,000

1st Time Surrogate -

CALIFORNIA

40,000

1st Time Surrogate -

NON-CALIFORNIA

35,000

Multiple Birth - Per Additional
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
Allowances Monthly @ Signing
200
200
200
200
Mock Cycle Fee
250
250
250
250
Start Medication Fee
250
250
250
250
Maternity Clothing
600
600
600
600
Transfer Fees Carriers
900
900
900
900
Delivery Via C-Section
3,000
3,000
3,000
3,000
Milk Pumping
250
250
250
250
Term Life Insurance
400,000
400,000
350,000
350,000
Health insurance
YES
YES
YES
YES
Independent Legal Counsel
YES
YES
YES
YES
Complications Insurance
YES
YES
YES
YES
Medical/Financial Billing Assistance
YES
YES
YES
YES
Psychological counseling
YES
YES
YES
YES
Criminal Background Check
YES
YES
YES
YES
Estimated Average
9,200
9,200
9,200
9,200
Medical Expenses - Additional
YES
YES
YES
YES
Travel & Transport
YES
YES
YES
YES
Lost Wages - Surrogate (Up to)
10,000
10,000
10,000
10,000
Lost Wages - Spouse (Up to)
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000
Bedrest - Housekeeping / Week
150
150
150
150
Bedrest - Childcare per Child / Week ($400 max)
250
250
250
250
Housekeeping / Month
75
75
75
75
Childcare (performing duties) / Time
100
100
100
100
Welcome Package
YES
YES
YES
YES
Massage Therapy
250
250
250
250
Wellness Plan 12 Months
YES
YES
YES
YES
Amniocentesis Fee
200
200
200
200
Cancelled Transfer Fee
500
500
500
500
Invasive Procedures
500
500
500
500
Termination of Pregnancy
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500
Loss of Reproductive Capabilities
2,500
2,500
2,500
2,500
Hysterectomy
5,000
5,000
5,000
5,000

In addition to the above benefits, what you gain with SurrogateFirst is the support and understanding from an agency comprised of experienced Intended Parents and experienced Surrogates.  We have been in your position, and we know how to support Surrogates throughout their journeys with love, compassion and respect.

Compensation FAQ

Why should I choose SurrogateFirst?
  • 100% of SurrogateFirst’s Team are former Intended Parents and experienced Surrogates who can truly empathize with your journey and share the same perspective.  Your well-being is our top priority so we offer a 16-month Health & Wellness Program, customized just for you, that extends into your 4th trimester to help you get back to your post-birth weight/BMI.  
  • Personal attention & accessibility. At SurrogateFirst, we are available 24/7; you will have a dedicated Case Manager to serve your needs.  We over communicate so you trust that you always have the information you need. To us, you are part of our family.
  • SurrogateFirst offers one of the most competitive and transparent compensation packages in the industry.
How much do surrogates get compensated?

While money is only a small part of the reason why many choose to become surrogates, it is still an important question to be answered. At SurrogateFirst, our Surrogate Compensation Packages offer up to $50,000 (minimum of $30,000) with additional benefits up to $40,000 based on location and number of previous surrogacies. 

There are also many other benefits that you can receive for your contribution. Full health benefits, life insurance, and all other related costs are covered. 

SurrogateFirst offers one of the most competitive and transparent compensation packages in the industry.

If you refer friends, you can also earn up to $1,000 per referral!

Is surrogate compensation taxable?

This is something that we recommend you speak to your accountant about.

Who is responsible for my medical charges?

The intended parents are responsible for all pregnancy related medical cost. They will pay for at least one year of health insurance.

What benefits are included in my Wellness Program?

SurrogateFirst’s Wellness Program, created specifically with surrogates in mind, encompasses every stage of your journey from pre-conception, each trimester, and three months post-partum (“4th” trimester).  We provide a holistic approach consisting of nutrition, fitness and relaxation guidance from passionate professionals at STRENGTH & GRACE

What can you expect?

  • 1-on-1 Personal Consultations                    Expert Advisors
  • Weekly check-ins                                     Certified Nutritionists
  • Nutrition & Exercise Plans                         Personal Trainers

Our goal starting Day ONE is for a healthy pregnancy, resulting in a healthy baby and the quickest recovery possible for our surrogates. Our commitment to our surrogates is unparalleled.