How Much Do Surrogates Make?

How much do surrogates get paid?

At our practice the surrogate mother base pay varies from $45,000 to $85,000. But that is a beginning. You can also expect additional payments monthly as well as having your expenses reimbursed that are incurred during the surrogate journey. In addition, all your health insurance costs are typically covered

A typical surrogate mother depending on the contract she signs with the Intended Parents can get paid substantial additional amounts Based on the following:

  •  Whether she is a repeat surrogate
  •  The ability and the willingness of the Intended Parents to use you as a surrogate om
  •  The state in which she lives.

Which USA States are best for Surrogacy?

Some USA States are better for surrogacy than others. The best states for surrogacy for a surrogate mother are:
  •  California
  •  Colorado
  •  Connecticut
  •  District of Columbia
  •  Delaware
  •  Maine
  •  New Hampshire
  •  New Jersey
  •  Nevada
  •  Vermont
  •  Washington
We recommend surrogacy be done in the above listed Green States, with California being one of our favorites due to fact that surrogacy is permitted for all parents including LGBTQ, both parents’ names will be on the birth certificate, and we can get pre-birth orders in these states easily. Even if you live in a different state then the above, you can legally be a surrogate mom in these states by working with an IVF Clinic we can recommend for the Intended Parents to use, in these states. The worst states for surrogacy are:
  •  Louisiana
  •  Michigan
  •  Nebraska
We also have issues with parentage order laws and surrogacy contracts in:
  •  Arizona
  •  Idaho
  •  Indiana
  •  Tennessee
  •  Virginia
  •  Wyoming
In many of these states the problem for a surrogate mother and Intended Parents is that published case law in these states may prohibit compensation for the surrogate mother under surrogacy contracts. In addition, it is possible that a birth certificate with both parents’ names on the birth certificate is impossible to obtain.

How do I become a surrogate mother in your agency?

First read our sample recruitment ad below. Then call us at 1-212-661-7177. We look forward to hearing from you!

Intended Parents Seeks Experienced Surrogate Mother

  •  Location: Nationwide in USA
  •  How much do surrogates make? Compensation $45,000 to $85,000 is working with Alison and David who are parents of one adorable girl born through surrogacy and would love to give her a brother or sister to complete their family.

They have some frozen embryos left in New Jersey and would very much like to have one more child. The parents are both professionals with graduate degrees in computer science and can provide the baby a wonderful happy home. They prefer an experienced surrogate. The surrogate can live anywhere in the USA.

You would be working with a physician managed small but very professional agency dedicated to and passionate about egg donation and surrogacy.

You will work directly with the two physicians in our practice during your journey. You will not feel alone, and you will have 24/7 support.

How much does a surrogate get paid?

If you are an experienced surrogate mother, your base compensation during surrogacy will be commensurate and your base will start in the $45,000 to $85,000 range, maybe more towards the higher limit if you have insurance that can be used.

You will have your own insurance (if you don’t have insurance we can use), your own attorney, life insurance, monies due you will be escrowed for your safety, and will not be out of pocket for any surrogacy-related expenses.

The basic requirements to be a surrogate mother with our surrogacy agency are:

  1. Between 21 and 39 years of age
  2. Have given birth to at least one child;
  3. No complications during pregnancy
  4. Reliable Transportation; stable lifestyle
  5. No smoking; alcohol abuse; recreational drug use
  6. No recent criminal history (background checks conducted and if history, decided on case-by-case basis)
  7. Body mass index can go to around 30 (you can google BMI calculator to find yours)

To apply online to be a surrogate mother go to: