How Much Do Surrogate Mothers Get Paid?

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Surrogacy Pay

We prioritize your custom financial package so you have no bumps in the road that take you away from your dream of helping another family. Because we value your labor of love and because you are needed, ConceiveAbilities is proud to offer our first-of-its-kind All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program. Our pay package for you is the highest of any surrogacy agency. Period. Talk to us and we’ll make sure it is so.

How Much Does a Surrogate Make?

At ConceiveAbilities, we tailor what you will earn according to where you live, your current salary, and whether you have prior experience as a surrogate. All put together into one easy and simple package of payments with no receipt tracking.

Use our compensation calculator to find out your personalized base pay.


Our All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program is a first in the marketplace, and possible only because of ConceiveAbilities’ long-standing track record for doing what we say we will do for the surrogates, intended parents, and professionals we have worked with for decades.

  • Expert Guidance from application through fourth trimester postpartum care on how to become a surrogate.
  • Top Pay through a simple, easy package that is custom-built for you.
  • Monthly Care packages, with goodies that are chosen based on your priorities

Who Will Cover the Costs Associated With My Surrogate Pregnancy?

All of your expenses are paid by insurance or the intended parents. Your compensation package at ConceiveAbilities allows you to get paid on a regular basis, limits any out-of-pocket expenses for you, and let’s you decide what you need most. Housekeeping? Childcare? Maternity clothes? Your decision. Do you need to take some time off work? Covered. Totally, with full wage and salary replenishment.

Payments as a Surrogate Mother

What you earn as a surrogate at ConceiveAbilities is structured into easy and timely scheduled payments, so that you can focus on a healthy and successful surrogacy journey without the burden of submitting receipts for reimbursement. Further, we package all of your payments in a simple way that allows you to plan ahead in the way that is best for you and your family. Our surrogates tell us how much they appreciate this convenience.

Here’s the timing of your payments.

Even when you are in the application process, we provide financial rewards of up to $250 for your assistance in obtaining your medical records, with an easy-to-follow organized checklist.

Your base pay is one package, that is divided into pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy payments.

  • Your pre-pregnancy payments total $4,000 and are made in three installments, which start the day after your medical work-up and continue until the embryo is transferred to you. We make these payments because we know that your time and effort start well before you are pregnant.
  • During your pregnancy, you’ll receive 8 equal installments, which start after the second confirmation of the fetal heartbeat and are paid monthly. Your pregnancy payments are fully earned by 32 weeks of gestation. In addition to compensating you for your time and effort with a pregnancy, these payments are generous to cover those expenses that you decide on, based on what’s best for you and your family, such as maternity clothes, help with routine childcare and housekeeping, or over-the-counter vitamins.
  • Post-pregnancy, we know you’ll need dedicated time and expenses for recovery. We acknowledge your investment with a post birth one-time payment of $3,000, and more based on your current wages, so you can have total peace of mind.
  • Your pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy payments are, together, your base pay.

Depending on the circumstances of your pregnancy, you may earn more money in addition to your base pay.

  • Are you carrying twins? If so, you will earn an additional $8,000 in payments during your pregnancy. And, your pregnancy base compensation will be fully earned at 30 weeks of gestation, instead of 32 weeks.
  • Are multiple transfers required for a successful pregnancy? If so, you will earn an additional $2,000 for each transfer.
  • Are multiple fertility medication cycles required for a successful embryo transfer? If so, you will earn an additional $1,000 for each cycle.
  • Are other medical procedures necessary during your pregnancy or at birth? If so, you will earn additional payments including, for instance, $2,500 for a first-time Cesarean section.
  • Are you willing to pump breast milk, post-pregnancy? If so, you will earn $350 per week, plus shipping and supplies.
  • Is it necessary for you to be on bed rest? If so, there are generous provisions to allow you to fully replenish any lost wages and salary, and to provide for additional help with childcare and housekeeping.
  • Is it necessary for your partner to take some time off of work to help you? If so, there are also provisions for your partner’s investment of time and effort in your surrogacy journey.

So, how much does a surrogate make... applied to you. Check out the calculator above to get an estimate of your own base pay. And, start dreaming a bit about how that money can help you and your family while helping someone else build their family. From paying off debt, saving for your child/children’s education, buying a car, funding a down payment for a new home, creating a safety net for your family, the list goes on and on. Would these funds allow you to homeschool your children? What would you do with $44,000, and more?

A surrogacy journey is a big undertaking, and you are the hero at the center of that journey. Our experience ensures that you have a step-by-step process, from applying to be a surrogate all the way through a successful fourth trimester recovery.

Your terms, our program:

  • The perfect match and timing for you. We have plenty of options for an immediate match, once you qualify. You want to get started but not be pregnant until next year? We can do that too.
  • Highest compensation in the field
  • Full post-partum care and support through your fourth trimester. You’ve come full circle and we are invested in ensuring you are fully recovered and stronger than ever at the end of your surrogacy journey, knowing the joy you have brought to another family.
  • Monthly care packages, because we love to let you know how much we appreciate you, with items that are hand-selected based on what is most appealing to you.

Get details on what is included in our All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation package here.

Become a surrogate.

Courage pays

There are many good questions that women who are considering surrogacy ask. One of the most common questions is: How much do surrogates get paid? Our compensation package is one of the most generous in the field starting at $44,000 and up. Estimate how much you could get paid with our surrogacy compensation calculator above.

Top Compensation

Factors which may impact surrogate mother compensation include where you live, your current wages and salary, and whether you have prior experience as a surrogate. If you take time off for work, we want to ensure your wages and salary are fully replenished, totally.. Scroll up to view the additional benefits that are available.

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