Surrogacy Pay: What You Should Know

If you are considering becoming a gestational surrogate, it’s natural to wonder about surrogacy pay. While some criticize the idea of paid surrogacy, everyone who takes on this extremely serious commitment needs to be compensated. Here at Global Surrogacy Services, we argue that bearing a child involves a great deal of time, trouble, and sacrifice. Taking on this enormous responsibility calls for outstanding surrogacy health and compensation packages.

Particularly if part of your motivation for becoming a surrogate involves making it financially possible for you to better your life in some specific way – such as improving your living situation or going back to school – then it may be essential to work with a reputable surrogacy agency. It’s the only way to ensure that your rights are protected and your needs are met before, during, and after the pregnancy.

The Bottom Line

The amount and type of compensation gestational surrogates receive can vary a great deal based on a variety of circumstances. There are simply too many moving parts to be able to say with any accuracy how much surrogates are typically paid, as there is no such thing as a typical surrogate. Moreover, Gestational Surrogacy Services can only speak for itself and there may be major differences between different gestational surrogacy agencies.

Some of the variables include where surrogates and intended parents reside and whether any travel will be required, whether an individual has been a gestational surrogate in the past, and the amount of time and effort that may be involved in the IVF and pregnancy processes. However,  we can say that some surrogates in particular circumstances have been approved for compensation of as much as $140,000 or higher.

On top of base levels of compensation and first-rate medical care, gestational surrogates are compensated in other ways. Allowances for general expenses, lost wages, childcare, housekeeping, and maternity wear may be provided. There is also compensation for visits during both the screening and IVF processes. In the event of a multiple birth, more compensation may also be provided.

Surrogacy Without Agencies

Private arrangements can be risky but they can work out well if all the parties are trustworthy and have the necessary resources at their disposal. But, even when everyone trusts each other implicitly, it is still important to have the medical and legal details written down and clearly understood by all parties. It’s the only way to avoid misunderstandings that can sometimes spark unexpected conflicts and heartbreak.

Surrogacy Details

To recap, while everyone involved in the gestational surrogacy process has an interest in the level of surrogate pay, it’s just about impossible to predict what it will be with any accuracy. It’s a question that we can only start to answer after the gestational surrogacy screening process has begun. However, once a reputable agency has verified that you are a qualified candidate for surrogacy and matched you with intended parents, you should have a clear and accurate idea of what to expect from the gestational surrogacy process.

Ready to Get Started?

If you are seriously considering becoming a gestational surrogate, your choice of an agency may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. At Global Surrogacy Services, the health and welfare of surrogates, as well as children and intended parents, is always a top priority. This is why we carefully screen prospective surrogate mothers to ensure they are up to the task of bringing someone else’s child into the world. Our surrogates are generally wonderful people who enjoy helping others partake in the beautiful challenge of building a family of their own.

Global Surrogacy Services candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 38, live a healthy lifestyle in a safe environment, have no criminal background, and be a mother who has given birth without complications and who has at least one child at home. There are several other prerequisites that you can find on our surrogate requirements page.

If you think you may be a candidate and wish to seriously explore going through the gestational surrogacy screening process, please reach out to us by calling us at the phone number on this page or by filling out the form on your screen. You can also get in touch with us through our contact page.


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