Although compensation and expenses may differ from case to case given the individual circumstances of the Surrogate, below is a list of the typical compensation and expense reimbursements Surrogates can expect from the surrogacy program (or allowances):
Surrogacy Program Compensation
$20,000 – 25,000 for a first time Gestational Surrogate depending on her existing health insurance coverage
$30,000+ for a repeat Gestational Surrogate
Multiples: $5,000 for a twin pregnancy
C-Section Delivery: $2,000
Invasive Medical Procedures: $250 for amniocentesis; $250 for CVS; $1,000 for selective reduction and/or pregnancy termination; $500 for D&C (if required after miscarriage).
Loss of Reproductive Organs: $2,500.
Non-accountable Monthly Expense Allowance: $150 (or $300, if employed).
Non-accountable Transfer Expense Allowance: $1,500.
Childcare (Bed rest): Up to $200 per week per child.
Housekeeping: Up to $80 per week if placed on bed rest, termination of work duties, medically ordered restriction of household activities, or gestates a twin pregnancy through the 30th week of gestation.
Lost Wages: If prescribed bed rest or termination of work duties.
Legal Fees: All legal fees for the Gestational Surrogate’s attorney, as reasonable and necessary, for the contract review, negotiation, and implementation process, as well as for an uncontested parentage action.
Counseling: As needed or prescribed for the Surrogate and/or her family for issues relating to the surrogacy.
Maternity Clothes: Non-accountable clothing allowance in the amount of $750 (an additional $250 if gestating multiples)
Travel Expenses: As approved by Southern Surrogacy in connection with travel to the designated fertility center.
Term Life Insurance: With a benefit level of at least $250,000 for the Gestational Surrogate’s family.
Medical Expenses: All medical expenses incurred in connection with the surrogacy program process and pregnancy, except those covered by insurance.