Surrogates

Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness in deciding to be a surrogate! There are sooo many benefits to being a surrogate- You get to help a deserving family create the family of their dreams, you get to join an amazing community of generous, wonderful women, and you get to help your family out with financial benefits. Below we list the financial compensation available to you as a surrogate. Though each surrogacy contract is unique, most of our surrogates will receive the benefits listed below during their surrogacy with us. In addition, because we are one of our co-founders is a three time surrogate, we offer surrogates the unique experience of having a previous surrogate on their side throughout the journey.

Our surrogates select FIRST their intended Parents. There is no forced matching. You will have the ability to select from one of our many Intended Parents waiting to match with you. You see their profile first, and will read about their family history, their struggles with infertility, and get to know them and why they need you to create their family. Only once you have selected the profile or profiles you are interested in will your selected Parents see your profile. Once you like each other on paper, then we will proceed to a mediated phone call and in person meeting. Most of our Intended Parents and Surrogate go on to become lifelong friends!

We treat our surrogates well and with respect! All coordinators are all previous surrogates through our program. We understand what you are going through and will support you fully. Many of our surrogates decide after going through our program to join us as coordinators! We take surrogates on retreats, give delivery gifts, and generally care more about your experience than other agencies. We’ll protect you with your own attorney, and a fully funded escrow account. Our Surrogate’s expenses are reimbursed weekly, not monthly like other agencies. We offer direct deposit, and payments will appear in your account on the first of the month. We can also advance funds for travel and pre-pay travel costs so you do not have to spend your own money. We pay generous referral bonuses to anyone who refers a surrogate to us who matches through our program and signs legal agreements with their parents.

 

EXPENSES AND COMPENSATION DURING PREGNANCY
Total Compensation, Benefits and Expenses $40,000 AND UP
BASE COMPENSATION
Gestational Surrogate Base Compensation Paid to Surrogate in 10 equal installments over the course of the pregnancy, beginning with confirmation of pregnancy via heartbeat through ultrasound.
First time Surrogate without lnsurance or with Surrogacy exclusion or payback $35,000
Average, actual Insurance costs deducted up to $5,000 limit
First time Surrogate with lnsurance coveríng materníty (no Exclusions or payback) $35,000
$38,000 in NV, CO, IL, MD
$40,000 in CA, CT, MA
Traditional Surrogates Starting at $40,000
Experienced Surrogates Starting at $40,000

Experienced Surrogates name their own compensation within reason.
EXPENSES PAID IN ADDITION TO BASE COMPENSATION
Monthly Allowance ln lieu of itemized reimbursements, this monthly fee covers mileage less than 100 miles round trip, childcare for local appointments, telephone calls, postage, co-pays, prenatal vitamins (including prescription), and pregnancy testing supplies. lnternational Surrogates will get $250 as an allowance due to increased costs.

Note: Begins month of contract signing & continues through one month after birth or at termination of Surrogacy Agreement.
$200 / Monthly

$250 / lnternational IPs

$250 / $300Twins beginning in second trimester

APROX $2,000 singleton

APROX $2,500 twins
Maternity Clothing Allowance Payment made at 13 weeks gestation. $800 singleton

$1,000 multiples
Embryo Transfer Fee Paid after each embryo transfer procedure. Actual expenses will also be paid, including lost wages and childcare. Additional expenses for a long distance transfer include meal allowance, airport parking, airport shuttles, air travel/mileage/hotel expenses. $750 for Fee

Plus actual expenses
Invasive Procedure Fee To compensate for invasive procedures, including HSG, Mock Cycle, Mock Transfer, Cerclage. Also may be paid for non-medical cycle cancellation. $500 / per procedure
IUI Fee Paid per cycle for IUls in Traditional Surrogates $250 / cycle
Surrogate Retreat Retreat taken every year by Surrogates who have delivered in our program. $750

Value of retreat
Estate Planning Documents Each Surrogate will receive estate plans drafted for the lntended Parent's rights at the hospital, that continue to cover the surrogate beyond delivery. These documents are Declaration of Guardianship for her Children, Medical Power of Attorney, Financial Power of Attorney, Living will and HIPPA. We design these documents to continue to work for you beyond the surrogacy. $1500 Value
Life lnsurance Each Surrogate will receive the benefit of a $250,000 Life Insurant policy in the event of their demise, paid to their family. $450 Value
OTHER REIMBURSEMENTS
Lost Wages Lost wages are determined by actual after-tax earnings and varies based on disability insurance and actual earnings for working Surrogates only. These are paid for Transfer and Bed Rest or work restriction. $0 - $45,000

Depends on Surrogate's hourly wage
Lost Wages for Spouse There may be lost wages for spouse (after tax earnings as verified by recent pay stub) for medical evaluation trip, embryo transfer trip, invasive procedures, legal filings, emergencies and if necessary for birth. $0 - S3,000

Depends on hourly wage
Meal Allowance lf travel of more than half a day is necessary to fulfill obligations under the contract. $50/day

$25/day companion
Travel Expenses lncludes possible hotel, parking, round-trip economy airfare for GS and companion (if required), travel to and from airport. ACTUAL
Local Travel lf Surrogate is required to travel by car to doctor, clinic visits, monitoring clinic, etc. Mileage is only reimbursed after the first 100 round trip miles. $.575 / mile
or current IRS guidelines
Bed Rest Compensation If put on doctor ordered bed rest (during pregnancy, miscarriage, termination/selective reduction procedure, amniocentesis, etc.) This fee covers housekeeping and childcare. $250 / week, $6,000 Cap

or per Surrogacy Agreement
Twins Housekeeping Allowance If carrying Twins or greater, a housekeeping allowance paid to the Surrogate from 26 weeks of pregnancy, paid weekly. $75/week

($300/month)
Child Care ln the event of needing childcare to fulfill contractual obligations. Childcare is only reimbursed for out of the ordinary childcare days/hours, actual expenses. Childcare is not reimbursed for regular OB/GYN appointments once pregnant. The average cost is $11 per hour. (More in CA) $200 - $600 Per week, depending on number of children and surrogate agreement.
Multiple Fee Fee paid for each additional child carried beyond one These fees are spread out over the course of the pregnancy payments beginning with the third month payment. $8,000 / child
C-Section To compensate for additional pain and suffering and added risks. The fees shown are typical but experienced Surrogates may request more than quoted amounts. $2,500 first C-section,

$1,500 subsequent
OTHER FEES, PAID DEPENDING ON CIRCUMSTANCES
Milk Pumping Paid weekly for Milk Pumping following birth. $150 / week

$250/week twins
Delay fee Paid if there is a 90 day delay between transfer attempts or if 6 months passes after contract signing. $200 / month

$250 / month
Cancelled Cycle fee Paid for non-medical cycle cancellation after medícation is started $500
Loss of Reproductive Capabilities Any Loss of or loss of function to tubes, uterus, and/or complete hysterectomy, or surgery for an ectopic pregnancy. $1,000 for tubes

$5000 for uterus or hysterectomy
Amniocentesis Fee To compensate for the discomfort associated with amniocentesis. $200 first insertíon,$250 subsequent
D&C, Selective Reduction Termination To compensate for additional pain and suffering and added risks. If a Reduction or termination is requested after 15 weeks of Pregnancy, Compensation will be $5,000. $1,500 per procedure

 

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