As a Gestational Carrier, you receive so much more than providing this incredible gift of parenthood. Potential Surrogates are offered a base compensation amount, which is a flat rate that is agreed on at the time you match. This payment is not paid all at once, but throughout the surrogate pregnancy as monthly payments, acknowledging the commitment you and your own family are making to help someone. Those that have surrogacy experience as an experienced Gestational Carrier earn more.
In altruistic surrogacy, the Intended Parents and their Surrogate likely know one another personally before working with Family Makers. In these journeys, the average base surrogate compensation may be lower. Just like with a traditional match however, the Surrogate Mother still receives additional compensation for unexpected issues like an emergency c-section. Other benefits include coverage for medical expenses, miscellaneous pregnancy expenses, and a stipend for maternity clothes.
Base compensation for first-time Surrogates with Family Makers Surrogacy is $40,000+ for those with most health insurance plans.
HOW MUCH DO SURROGATES MAKE FROM ADDITIONAL BENEFITS?
In addition to a monthly base compensation that begins a confirmation of fetal heartbeat, there are also milestone bonuses and allowances provided – some even prior to becoming pregnant.
The fee schedule below is an example of what additional benefit values can look like. Family Makers will work with every Surrogate to meet her financial goals with a personalized, comprehensive benefits package for her specific situation.
$500.00 Payment for Starting Cycle Medications
$500.00 – 1,000.00 Payment for Completing an Embryo Transfer Procedure
$200.00 Monthly Allowance to cover out-of-pocket expense like prenatal vitamins
$500.00 Maternity Clothing Allowance to use during pregnancy or postpartum
$2,500.00 if an Emergency C-Section Delivery is required
100% net lost wages for working moms who have to miss work during pregnancy
100% net lost wages for working moms during postpartum recovery
$500.00 weekly for childcare for moms who may require limited activity restrictions during pregnancy
$100.00 weekly for housekeeping services if limited activity restrictions are required during pregnancy
$250.00 weekly postpartum payment for providing breast milk to Intended Parents, if both parties are interested in extending their journey together beyond delivery. This can be a short duration up to a year, depending on your preferences, and the Intended Parents’ need for milk.
Travel reimbursement for medical screening, embryo transfer and any other surrogacy appointments
Reimbursement for any health supplies, prescription medications, and even pumping supplies
Comprehensive health insurance
100% of legal expenses related to your legal contract, as well as the Parentage Process
Any additional surrogacy-related expenses discussed with our team of surrogacy professionals