For those struggling to start or continue their family, having a healthy baby of their own can seem like a distant dream. You can help make a difference and achieve both emotional and financial gain by becoming a Surrogate Mother. As a Surrogate Mother, you and your family will have the experience of helping someone build their family in this unique way. It is a journey that spreads beyond your family and into the parent's family that you are helping. The joy of seeing the Intended Parents hold their baby for the first time is a lasting and cherished memory.
The time and commitment that a Surrogate Mother dedicates to this journey can be beyond measure so how do you place a price on such a thing? At The Surrogacy Experience, we do not feel someone should receive a lower compensation based on where they live or if they have surrogacy-friendly insurance or not. We do not dictate what you ultimately receive for your Surrogate Compensation package, but rather we set minimum base compensation amounts and the rest is finalized with the help of your attorney. We understand that deciding what is fair for both parties can be difficult and we will provide general industry guidelines for your review. Your compensation package includes the Base Surrogate Compensation (upon confirmation of pregnancy) and Related Paid Expenses:
Base Surrogate Compensation
First Time Gestational Carrier: minimum $35,000
Experienced Gestational Carrier: minimum $40,000
Multiples: $5,000+ in addition to base compensation
Gestational Carrier Related Paid Expenses
Mock Cycle fee: $250 - $500
Canceled Cycle fee: $500
Embryo transfer fee: $1,000 - $2,000
Selective reduction and/or termination of pregnancy: $1,500 - $3,000
Other Gestational Carrier Considerations (Costs varies depending on your specific journey and contract terms)
Gestational Carrier reimbursement for lost wages for any pay lost due to her participation for any pre/post transfer monitoring appointments, overnight travel in conjunction with visits to/from the treating fertility clinic, surrogacy-related doctor’s appointments, doctor-ordered bed rest, and post-delivery recovery time up.
Spouse/Partner reimbursement for lost wages at the actual rate of pay at the time of the event missed for required travel, birth, and up to 1 week postpartum (if requested).
Child Care up to $100 per day
Provided for any overnight travel, in the event of bed rest ordered by a medical care provider, and for up to 4 - 6 weeks post-partum
For surrogacy related appointments that are outside of regular childcare hours
Housekeeping due to physician-ordered bed rest or required medical restrictions: starting at $75 p/week
Medical Expenses: Intended Parents are responsible for any medical costs related to pre/post transfer cycling, pregnancy and delivery, and any issues that were symptomatic within 3 months post-partum and treated through 6 months post-partum
Psychological counseling / group support (if requested): $1,000 - $2,000
Term life insurance policy: $500,000
Travel Expenses: Approved travel-related expenses will be paid for by intended parents which typically include:
rental car fee, taxi, or other ground transportation
mileage over 50 miles at current tax rate if surrogate uses own car
per diem of $50 - $75 per day, per person meal allotment
Pumping Breast Milk (if applicable): $250 per week, plus the cost of supplies and shipping
Legal Fees (paid for by the Intended Parents)
Your Legal Representation to review the agreement on your behalf: $1,500+
Your Legal Representation during the Declaration of Parentage proceeding (if required)
All details for your specific journey are discussed and outlined in the Gestational Carrier Agreement you sign with your Intended Parents and will be managed by our agency.
Surrogate compensation can depend on several different factors and is unique to each situation. At The Surrogacy Experience, we will assist you in determining what your personal compensation package request will look like while making sure you get the minimum amounts you deserve. To view the Gestational Surrogacy Estimated Compensation Summary, click HERE.
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The Surrogacy Experience (TSE) is a gestational surrogacy agency that was founded on personal experience. The founder of the agency, with the support of her fertility clinic, welcomed her first daughter into the world through IVF. She later went on to explore surrogacy and along with her surrogate mother, welcomed her second daughter. The Managing Principal has been a surrogate mother twice herself and uses that experience to help our clients. With this foundation, our surrogacy program is a boutique approach to bringing Intended Parents and Surrogate Mothers together on a surrogacy journey. Along with the support of our network partners we provide up-to-date information and education on such items as: what is surrogacy and the surrogacy process, becoming a surrogate mother / surrogate mother requirements, surrogate mother compensation, things to know as an intended parent, surrogacy medical process / medical procedures, how to find a surrogacy agency, surrogate laws / surrogacy laws, international surrogacy, and navigating gay surrogacy. Surrogacy information is out there, but finding the right gestational surrogate agency will help you decide if surrogacy is right for you. Let The Surrogacy Experience be your source of education and information.