As a first-time surrogate, you can make up to $72,000 with ConceiveAbilities depending on where you live and your current salary. This includes our $10,000 limited time bonus and more. ConceiveAbilities is the highest paying surrogacy agency and offers the highest compensation package for surrogates. How much you make as a surrogate depends on your individual experience, location, and more. Find out your estimated earnings with our surrogacy pay calculator.
Surrogates are the heart of our program and we make sure you know how much we value you. Becoming a surrogate is a courageous decision. We know it’s about more than money. We are invested in your safety, security and support. Not only are we the highest paying surrogacy agency, we prioritize your custom surrogate financial package so you have no bumps in the road that take you away from your dream of becoming a surrogate. 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.
Your terms, our program. Our All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program is the first of its kind, 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. With 25 years of experience, you can trust that we are the best surrogacy agency for you and any woman considering becoming a surrogate.
And, as the nation’s most experienced surrogacy agency, your ConceiveAbilities Match Manager will serve as your primary point of contact and lead your entire match experience team to guide you and your intended parents on the journey ahead, step-by-step.
ConceiveAbilities is proud to offer support to egg donors, intended parents, and surrogates nationwide. From Chicago and Denver to New York, Portland, and every major city in between, we are here to help you start your family-building journey, no matter where you are in the country
Yes, if you live in a high demand area, you will earn more. You can use our personalized surrogate pay calculator to see your base pay.
Yes. As part of our All-In Surrogate Care & Compensation Package, we ensure that any lost wages associated with time away from work due to your surrogacy journey are covered.
Yes, more families than ever are choosing surrogacy to build their families and surrogates are needed. You will earn a $10,000 bonus for becoming a surrogate with ConceiveAbilities for a limited time.
Yes, if you are an experienced surrogate, you will earn more base compensation. Watch two-time surrogate and Surrogate Engagement Coordinator Ashtin Gurevitz explain more about repeat surrogate pay.
Yes. As part of our All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Package we ensure your mental health is a priority. You will have a mental health professional as part of your match experience team, monthly peer support groups, and access to our surrogate sisterhood Facebook group as well as the Surrogacy Learning Center to connect with others in the surrogacy community.
No. As a surrogate, you are not liable for any hospital bills. If any issue comes up with medical payments, ConceiveAbilities will work with your intended parents, insurance, and medical providers to resolve and pay the bill.
One of the most common questions we receive is: How much do surrogates make? ConceiveAbilities’ surrogate compensation offers is the highest surrogate compensation of any surrogacy agency. Period. Talk to us and we’ll make sure it stays that way.
All of your surrogate 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 lets 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.
ConceiveAbilities recently hired research firm Accelerant Research to better understand surrogates. The firm surveyed 100 surrogates, more than 500 qualified surrogacy prospects and more than 1,000 women from the general population. Of the surrogates and qualified surrogacy prospects, Accelerant found:
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 a manner that is best for you and your family. Our surrogates tell us how much they appreciate this convenience.
Your base pay is one package, that is divided into pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy payments.
Depending on the circumstances of your pregnancy, you may earn more money in addition to your surrogate base compensation.
So, how much does a surrogate make... applied to you. Use our surrogacy pay calculator 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.
A surrogacy escrow account is a financial account set up and fully funded at the beginning of your surrogacy journey. Learn more about whether you need a surrogacy escrow and how this type of account protects you.
If you have insurance and surrogacy is covered, the intended parent(s) will pay any deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses. If you do not have insurance or your health insurance does not cover surrogacy, the intended parent(s) will purchase a policy that will cover you for the entirety of your surrogacy journey.
No, your financial compensation takes into consideration what you will need for a surrogacy journey so you can apply it to your needs without having to submit receipts for reimbursement.
You will start receiving payments before you become pregnant. Those payments can include pre-pregnancy payments for completion of medical screening, beginning injectable fertility medication, and embryo transfer.
Yes. For every woman you recommend to become a surrogate, you can earn up to $650. And your referred surrogate also earns rewards. The further she progresses in her journey, the more you both earn. And you can earn unlimited referral bonuses with your personalized referral link! Learn more about our surrogate referral program.
Yes. You are compensated for pumping milk for your intended parents. Some intended parents want the surrogate to supply breastmilk for their child. If you agree, you will be compensated for pumping breastmilk. Learn more about the pros and cons of pumping breast milk as a surrogate.
No. If the intended parent asks you to pump breast milk, you are able to decide what is best for you and your family. If you do decide you want to pump, you will be compensated.
Every surrogate has different strategies for how she responds to people who ask her about how much she makes being a surrogate. Our monthly peer groups and private surrogate sisterhood Facebook group are great places to hear how others handle questions about surrogate compensation. You can also connect with others in the surrogacy community through The Surrogacy Learning Center. We also put together a blog post about surrogacy myths that may help others understand surrogacy more.
There are many pitfalls you can experience with an independent surrogacy journey like misunderstandings about money, poor communication, and problems with legal or insurance matters. Many of these journeys, unfortunately, simply never start. With ConceiveAbilities, we take your physical and mental health seriously. Our careful, detailed review process ensures that, if we are confident you will be approved as a surrogate by an IVF clinic, you will feel confident through our entire surrogacy journey. Plus, we ensure you are fully protected financially and contractually and help you manage any concerns you encounter throughout the surrogacy process so that you can live your dream of helping another family.
When you are matched for your surrogacy journey, you may agree to do a sibling journey. Repeat surrogates do earn more compensation because they are experienced. Learn more by reading our blog post about doing a repeat surrogate journey.
ConceiveAbilities does not issue 1099’s to surrogates. Please consult your tax professional.
ConceiveAbilities does not issue 1099’s to surrogates. Please consult your tax professional.
Please contact your tax professional, as ConceiveAbilities does not provide 1099’s to surrogates.
No, our package makes it easy so you do not have to submit any receipts for reimbursement.
First time surrogates can make up to $72,000, depending on experience, location and other individual circumstances. Check out our surrogate pay calculator to find out more!
Yes, surrogates in high demand areas do earn more money. Use our surrogate pay calculator to find out your base pay.
No. Any travel necessary is paid for by the Intended parents. It does not come out of your compensation package. You can choose to use a travel agent recommended by ConceiveAbilities or you can book your own travel based on your personal preference.
Yes, many of our surrogates have a full time career. And, as part of our All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Package, you will be compensated if you have any lost wages due to your surrogacy journey. Learn more about becoming a surrogate if you work full-time.
More questions about becoming a surrogate?
Our surrogates tell you in their own words why they became a surrogate. And, if you have been thinking about becoming a surrogate, today may be the right time to begin your surrogacy journey. Post pandemic, intended parents, who have dreamt of building their family through surrogacy, are ready to take the next step. Now more than ever, surrogates are needed. If surrogacy is something that might fuel your purpose, we are here to help you learn about and answer that calling.
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