Surrogate Compensation at West Coast Surrogacy
It takes a special person to become a gestational carrier (also known as surrogate mother). The gift that surrogates provide is both remarkable and generous. In addition to the feeling of joy you experience as a surrogate, we will help to ensure that you are paid for your efforts, including generous compensation for surrogacy-related expenses.
Surrogacy Agency benefit and compensation packages vary greatly. WCS is proud to offer one of the highest surrogacy base fees in the country, along with itemized expenses and allowances for individual circumstances.
Understanding how benefit packages are structured is an important factor in selecting your agency. Please contact our office to review your specific benefit package.
Non-Employed Surrogate Compensation
|Experienced Surrogate in CA||$85,000|
|Experienced Surrogate outside CA||$80,000|
|First Time Surrogate in CA||$65,000|
|First Time Surrogate Outside of CA||$60,000|
Employed Surrogate Compensation
|Experienced Surrogate in CA||$92,000Covers first $10,000 of lost wages|
|Experienced Surrogate outside CA||$87,000Covers first $10,000 of lost wages|
|First Time Surrogate in CA||$72,000Covers first $10,000 of lost wages|
|First Time Surrogate Outside of CA||$67,000Covers first $10,000 of lost wages|
Additional Surrogate Fees & Allowances
|One-Time Bonus (Upon Contract Signing)||$3,000.00|
|Additional monthly and other allowances||$300.00|
|Non accountable allowance (for maternity clothing, housekeeping, massages and other self pampering)||$3,000paid in installments of $1,000 every 12 weeks|
|Multiples fee – twin pregnancy||$10,000.00|
|Multiples fee – triplet pregnancy||$20,000.00|
|Embryo Transfer Fee||$1,500.00|
|Surrogate’s compensation for lost wages, up to $10,000 if surrogate is employed, will be covered by the base fee. If lost wages exceed the original $10,000, an additional $10,000 may be covered in the event of physician ordered rest, recovery from birth, missed time from work due to pregnancy and/or appointments.||Actual cost as determined|
|Health insurance premium||Monthly premium reimbursed if your policy is surrogate friendly|
How much does surrogacy pay from state to state?
Every surrogacy case is unique and involves many factors that can impact the overall compensation. The average amount of compensation, including expenses, can range from $190,000 to $230,000 depending on experience and the individual arrangements. In states like California, where surrogates are in high demand, surrogates may be paid slightly higher. Legal requirements and the costs of other services can also vary from state to state. However, the amount surrogate mothers get paid doesn't vary greatly between cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Houston.