Surrogate Compensation

How much does a surrogate make?

How much does a surrogate make?

In most cases, compensation ranges from $60,000 to $80,000+

Becoming a surrogate is an opportunity to change someone’s life while also helping to secure your own family’s dreams. Whether it’s saving for a home, starting a college fund for your kids, saving for retirement, or taking that dream family vacation, the financial compensation from surrogacy is designed to thank you for your time, effort, and incredible generosity by helping you achieve your personal goals. On top of that, the knowledge that you helped someone start or grow their family is truly priceless.

Surrogacy compensation depends on many different factors, including experience, location, and the specific needs of the pregnancy. We determine compensation on a case-by-case basis, as each surrogacy is unique. We aim to provide one of the best surrogate compensation packages in the industry. In most cases, compensation ranges from $60,000 to $80,000. In addition to this compensation, remember that you will never have to pay any out-of-pocket costs to be a surrogate.

How does surrogate compensation work?

Typically, first-time surrogates compensation starts at $60,000. Surrogates receive additional fees for qualifying events (ex. carrying multiple children, c-section delivery, etc.). We are happy to provide additional details during your consultation and interview.

Surrogates with a positive previous surrogacy experience receive higher compensation. It’s important to note these numbers are estimates to use as a guideline; each surrogacy is a unique experience, and compensation is determined based on a number of factors.

What expenses are covered as a surrogate?

As a Surrogate, there are many benefits and expenses you are eligible for across various categories related to the surrogacy journey. No surrogate should incur expenses as a result of being a part of our program.  Here’s a breakdown of how we have our surrogates covered:

Medical and Psychological Expenses

Intended parents pay for all surrogate medical and psychological screening costs, medications, and medical expenses related to the embryo(s) implantation and the pregnancy.

Legal Fees

As a surrogate, you will enter into a legal agreement with the intended parents prior to starting any medications. All surrogates complete a legal consultation prior to signing their contract, so they have a full understanding of the legal process.


If you have health insurance that does not have surrogacy exclusions, that is great news for our intended parents and your base compensation will be higher. The intended parents will be responsible for all copays and deductibles related to the pregnancy. If you do not have insurance that will cover the pregnancy, the intended parents will purchase a plan that will cover this expense. The intended parents will also purchase a one-year life insurance policy on your behalf.

If you have any questions that have not been answered on the website, we encourage you to call us anytime.

What are the requirements to become a surrogate?

Working with Eggceptional Surrogates is an honorable and rewarding experience. We’re dedicated to your care and ensuring this is a positive experience that you will look back on with great pride and satisfaction. Surrogate requirements center around making sure that you are physically healthy and mentally in the right place to become a surrogate. The Eggceptional Surrogate candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have delivered at least 1 child of your own with no serious complications.
  • Are between the ages of 21-42 years of age
  • Have a Healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) Cannot Be Obese.
  • Have the support of family and friends
  • Do not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol
  • Women with IUDs, contraceptive implants, or who have had the Depo Provera shot are welcome to apply but must be willing to have their IUDs or contraceptive implants removed before a transfer.
  • Must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  • Must live in a surrogacy legal state


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