Surrogate Mother Compensation

Surrogate Compensation at West Coast Surrogacy

It takes a special person to become a 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.

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Our complete surrogate compensation schedule is provided below. If you have any questions about surrogate pay, please contact West Coast Surrogacy.

Gestational Surrogate Compensation
Surrogate mother pay varies based on first time or experienced surrogate fee and single versus multiple pregnancy
Base Pay for first time surrogate - California Surrogates (paid in monthly installments of $4,000.00 per month commencing 1st month after fetal heartbeat) $40,000.00
Base pay for first time surrogate - All other States (paid in monthly installments of $3,500.00 per month commencing 1st month after fetal heartbeat) $35,000.00
Additional surrogate compensation for a second time experienced surrogate $5,000.00
Additional surrogate compensation for a third time experienced surrogate $7,000.00
IVF Embryo Transfer pay (upon completion of embryo transfer) $1,000.00
Maternity clothing allowance (paid at approximately 16 weeks gestation)
Additional clothing allowance for multiples
Monthly miscellaneous allowance (once matched, surrogate is compensated $200 per month for misc. expenses for approximately 12 months) $2,400.00
Pregnancy Pamper Package
Allowance provided to surrogate between gestational week 16 and 8 weeks post partum. Services will be Agency and physician approved.
Housekeeping ($150 paid monthly throughout pregnancy beginning on the first of the month following confirmation of fetal heartbeat, ending 30 days post partum) $1500.00
Multiples Fee – Twin pregnancy $5,000.00
Multiples Fee – Triplet pregnancy $10,000.00
Mock Cycle during testing phase $300.00
Cancelled Cycle $300.00
Invasive procedure: Amniocentesis, CVS, Cerclage, D&C, Fetal Reduction $500.00
Termination of Pregnancy $1500.00
Loss of Tube and/or ovary $1500.00
Ectopic pregnancy $1,000.00
Cesarean Section $2,500.00
Hysterectomy (loss of uterus up to 6 months post partum) $5,000.00
Surrogate’s compensation for lost wages if surrogate is employed in the event of physician ordered rest costs will vary

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 can range from $30,000 to $50,000 plus expenses, 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.

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If you have any questions about how much surrogate mothers make please contact West Coast Surrogacy.