Learn About Our Surrogate Payment Schedule

When you decide to become a surrogate, you are taking on a far nobler role than you may realize. You are helping someone achieve their ultimate vision of family; through that, the compensation you earn will help you and your family achieve your dreams.

At Family Creations, we consider it an honor to work with you through our top-of-the-line gestational surrogacy program. We understand that “How much do surrogates get paid?” is often the first question many people have, so here is a look at the pay you can expect through this rewarding journey when you work with Family Creations. Before reviewing the main fee, additional compensation opportunities, and payment schedule, remember that how much surrogates make depends on several factors unique to each surrogate and intended parent.

How much do surrogates get paid at Family Creations?

First, Main Fee Received

With celebrity infertility struggles making front-page news, an increasing number of women in the US are asking, “How much does a surrogate get paid?” As a gestational surrogate at Family Creations, you can expect a competitive base fee ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 plus, depending on multiple factors. This payment will begin the month after your pregnancy is confirmed and will be divided into ten increments. Then, once you give birth to the intended parent’s new child, you will receive the balance of the payment.

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Second, Additional Surrogate Compensation

When trying to determine how much do surrogates make, it’s essential to consider the other fees you may be eligible to receive as part of the Family Creations’ surrogacy community.

Surrogate Compensation$50,000-$100,000+How much you get paid for surrogacy begins here. After confirming your pregnancy, you will begin receiving this payment from the first of the month. The payment will be made in 10 increments. After giving birth, you will receive the fee balance as a lump sum.  
Surrogate Twin Compensation$5,000How much Family Creations surrogates make is increased by an additional $5,000 if a twin pregnancy occurs. You will receive this payment in $1,000 installments starting in your fifth month of pregnancy and continuing for the following five months.
Monthly Allowance$200/MonthHow much our surrogates get paid includes a non-accountable monthly expense reimbursement paid to you at $200/month. This allowance covers costs like postage, faxes, telephone calls, non-prescription medication, childcare for local appointments, lost wages, and similar expenses.
Maternity Clothing$1,000This is how much a Family Creations surrogate gets paid to purchase maternity clothes. The payment is distributed when you reach 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Embryo Transfer Fee$1,000You will receive $1,000 per embryo transfer procedure.
Medication Start Fee$1,000How much surrogates make also includes the fee that is paid to you when you begin injectable medications. This fee applies to each cycle, including mock cycles.
Estimated Lost Wages$TBDFamily Creations calculates six weeks of lost wages for you and five days for your husband/partner. This fee is added to the total amount of how much surrogates get paid.

You may also be reimbursed for doctor-ordered bed rest, travel time, and postpartum recovery throughout the pregnancy.

* Please note that employment and wage calculations are subject to change throughout the process.
Day Care$100/ Day How much a surrogate gets paid can also include up to $100 per day for child care if your doctor orders or recommends bed rest.
House Cleaning$100/ Week If you are placed on doctor-ordered bed rest, you will receive reimbursement for up to $100 per week for house cleaning. You can also receive reimbursement for house cleaning between 36-41 weeks of pregnancy and two weeks after delivery. You will need to provide a receipt for house cleaning services.
C Section for Surrogate$4,000You will receive an additional $4,000 to the total amount of how much surrogates get paid if the delivery of the child requires a C-section.
Invasive Procedure$500You will receive $500 for each invasive procedure, including amniocentesis (and similar prenatal diagnostic tests), fetal reduction, D&C, or any procedure that requires anesthesia.
Surrogate’s Loss of Reproductive Capabilities$4,000-$10,000While this rarely occurs, our payment schedule of how much surrogates make needs to include this information: You will receive compensation of $4,000-$10,000 if you lose your ability to reproduce due to fallopian tube loss, uterus loss, or the need for a complete hysterectomy as a result of the surrogacy.
Breast Milk Pumping$250/Week The total amount of how much surrogates make may be increased up to $250 per week for breast milk pumping, as well as reimbursement for pump rental, supplies, and shipping. You and the intended parents must mutually agree on pumping and its associated costs.

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If you are ready to apply to be a gestational surrogate or have additional questions about how much you get paid for surrogacy, please get in touch with our team. We’ll provide you with all the support and guidance you need to make this an incredibly positive and rewarding experience.