How Much Do Surrogates Make?

The surrogate benefit package, or the “SBP” which is how it often referred to as is a description and listing of the funds you will receive while acting as a surrogate mother. Surrogates can make up to $100,000 for their help in the process.

Here is a list of what some agencies may offer surrogates:

Pregnancy Compensation:

This amount will be paid to you after the confirmation of a fetal heartbeat through ultrasound. You will be entitled to 10 monthly payments of this pregnancy compensation.

“Extra” Pregnancy Compensation for carrying Twins or Triplets:

This fee begins at the 18th week of pregnancy if it is determined that you are carrying twins or triplets for your intended parents.

Monthly Non-Accountable Expense Allowance:

This monthly non-accountable allowance is paid to you the month following the finalization of legal contracts between you (the surrogate) and your intended parents. You are entitled to receive this allowance as long as you are under contract with your intended parents, and for one month after giving birth. You do not need to provide receipts for this allowance. This allowance covers a variety of things such as over the counter medication, faxing, postage, and non-reimbursed childcare.

IVF/Embryo Transfer Fee:

You are entitled to this fee every time you have an embryo transfer for your intended parents. Hopefully, it works on the first try, but in case it doesn’t, this fee compensates you for lost wages and childcare since most IVF clinics require you stay on bed rest for 2-3 days following the embryo transfer procedure.

Maternity Clothing Allowance:

This is a one-time fee given to our surrogate mothers to purchase maternity clothing. If the surrogate becomes pregnant with Twins, this fee will increase by $200.

Housekeeping Allowance:

This begins at the 13th week of pregnancy and continues throughout the pregnancy until delivery. You are given a weekly allowance for this service.

IVF Physician Appointments:

You will be entitled to receive this fee if you are employed full-time and have to miss work to attend an IVF appointment.

Cancelled Cycle Fee:

This fee is paid to you only if you begin stimulation medication. Also then at no fault of yours, the cycle becomes canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Life Insurance:

Our surrogates can be reimbursed for obtaining a term life insurance policy.

Medical Insurance:

If you or your spouse does not have medical insurance through your employer, you will have to apply for health insurance. The amount of the monthly insurance premium will be reimbursed to you by your intended parents through an escrow account.

Physician Recommended C-section:

If your OB doctor recommends you deliver by c-section this fee will be paid to you. This fee covers, the pain, and suffering that also happens with delivery and recovery. It also covers childcare and housekeeping during the postpartum period.

Physician Ordered Bedrest:

If your doctor determines that he wants you on bed rest due to the pregnancy, you will be paid weekly.

Supplying Breast Milk (optional):

After delivery, if you choose to pump milk for your surrogate baby, you will be compensated weekly for this. You will also be reimbursed for any supplies you purchase.

Invasive Procedure Fee:

Unfortunately, things can happen in pregnancy that we have no control over. If this happens, you will be compensated a fee for the inconvenience and pain or suffering.

Long Distance Travel:

If your IVF clinic is located in a different city & county than where you live, you will be reimbursed all your travel costs. This includes, (if needed): airfare, mileage, car rental, hotel and food per diem.

Pregnancy Wellness Program:

Unique health and wellness program that includes monthly acupuncture or massage sessions each month. It also comes with high-quality prenatal vitamins healthy and stress-free pregnancy. We encourage all surrogates to take advantage of this unique program!


Have more questions about surrogacy? Head on over to our Surrogacy Board to learn more and ask any questions you may have!