Surrogates are compensated for all expenses incurred as a result of her pregnancy. This includes, but is not limited to, mileage, lodging and food during the initial phases; and is in addition to her compensations listed below.
Surrogate Compensation California $35,000*/$30,000 All other states ($5,000 repeat fee)
The surrogate compensation will be paid in monthly installments once fetal heart beat is verified by the physician’s office.
* A previous Surrogate may request higher compensations to be negotiated during the legal contract phase. Surrogate should notify agency in writing of prices requested so this can be noted on her profile. A Surrogate may also request a lower fee to match an Intended Parent’s request.
Twin Compensation $8,000
In the case of a twin conception, the Surrogate will receive an additional fee compensation of $8,000 to be paid in installments once 20 weeks gestation is reached.
Monthly Misc. Allowance $400
This allowance is to be used for such things as: telephone calls, faxes, postage, child care, house cleaning fees, or any other additional costs to the Surrogate.
Maternity clothing Allowance $800
Once the Surrogate has reached 16 weeks gestation, she will receive a one-time disbursement of $800 for clothing.
Gym Fee: $600
Paid direct to the Surrogate’s gym of choice with proof of enrollment. Surrogate must request this optional fee.
Medication Fee $600
This fee is a onetime disbursement for the initial medications required to begin the surrogacy process.
Embryo Transfer Fee $1,500
Upon the physician’s office verification of embryo transfer, this onetime fee is disbursed to the Surrogate. It is meant to cover bed rest and child care at the time of transfer.
Invasive Procedures $600
Should the Surrogate require additional medical procedure, including but not limited to, amniocentesis, D&C, fetal reduction, hysteroscopy, or ectopic pregnancy, this fee will be disbursed.
The Surrogate will receive an additional $2,500 should a c-section be required for delivery.
Lost Wages TBD
In the event that the Surrogate is put on work restriction or bed rest, she will be compensated her lost wages minus disability payments for said wages. This will continue until 6-8 weeks post delivery.
Psychological Support $1,500
The Surrogate can request support if needed throughout the pregnancy and up to 8 weeks after birth.
Should the Surrogate not have insurance coverage that includes maternity, the Intended Parents will be required to purchase a policy for the Surrogate.
The Intended Parents will provide the Surrogate a $250,000 one year life insurance policy at the Surrogate’s request.
Attorney Fees $1,000 – $3,500
The Surrogate has the right to legal representation throughout the contract building process at the expense of the Intended Parents.
House Keeping and Childcare required during bed rest will be in addition and will be outlined in your contract. These vary based on needs and do have limits that cannot be exceeded.