While delivering a baby for another family is an extraordinary experience, gestational surrogacy is a physical and emotional journey, which warrants proper compensation for the surrogate mother. The money paid to surrogates can help buy a car, put a down payment on a new home, pay off debt, allow them to get paid while staying home with their own young children, or even working their regular job.
Surrogate mother pay can vary, but the average surrogate living in Florida is paid a base of $35,000-$50,000 with additional compensation and benefits based on whether she’s an experienced gestational carrier and whether she has health insurance.
$35,000 – $50,000 +
Once a base fee is established, a surrogate will receive additional payments of:
for the start of medications (excluding birth control)
for the embryo transfer
for a positive pregnancy test (with a beta that exceeds 100)
The total compensation package and payment disbursements is governed by a legal contract to protect both the surrogate mother and the intended parents.