Surrogate Compensation

An example of total payment amount includes the following:

First Time Surrogate Base Compensation

First Time Surrogate Base Compensation Residents of

Second Time Surrogate Base Compensation

Second Time Surrogate Base Compensation Residents of

$55,000 $55,000 $65,000 $65,000

Monthly Expense Allowance$350 non-accountable, paid until a month after birth.$4,200+

Additional Compensations

Fees Paid: Description: Amount:
Surrogate Mother Base Compensation Paid in 10 monthly installments of $5,500+ after confirmation of first heartbeat. Determined based on residence and experience
Housekeeping Allowance $80/week starting at the 26th gestational week ending at time of birth $1,120+
Maternity Clothing Allowance Singleton pregnancy paid at 18 weeks, twin pregnancy paid at 12 weeks $800 – $1,000
Embryo Transfer Fee Paid per transfer $1,500
Childcare Allowance $500 per week up to 6 weeks after vaginal or cesarean birth $3,000

Additional Benefits Not Included in Compensation:

Lost Wages For Surrogate and Partner Actual Net Pay: To be determined
Life Insurance Policy Paid by Intended Parents at confirmation of first heartbeat. $250,000 one year term
Health Insurance IPs will cover monthly costs of health insurance $3,600 – $6,000
Support Group/Events Reimbursed for travel over 100 miles at $0.56 per mile+hotel Actual Cost: To be determined
Relaxation/ Talk Therapy 3 pregnancy massages and 3 therapy sessions, can be used during the pregnancy until 1 month after birth. Actual Cost: To be determined

Travel Benefits:
Paid When Surrogate is Required to Travel

Food Allowance $50/day or $100/day with companion, paid when Surrogate is required to travel Actual Cost: To be determined
Airfare or Ground Transportation Flights, Car Rental, Uber/Lyft Actual Cost: to be determined
Hotel Up to $250/night To Be Determined depending on days

You may request the fully detailed Surrogate Benefit Package for more information. You will also receive this once you qualify to become a Surrogate Candidate.

For More Information About Becoming A Surrogate, Contact Us Today

EDSI (Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute) is a leading surrogacy agency in Los Angeles. Founded in 2002, our focus is on making Surrogates as comfortable and valued as possible while also providing support for Intended Parents. We have a firm belief that everyone who wants to become a parent should do so – and that Surrogates are the most important piece of that equation.

Even so, we know this is a special gift and that Surrogates deserve compensation for their time and work. Above all, we believe that Surrogates deserve to take care of themselves at the highest levels – which is why we have opportunities to pamper yourself build into our budget.

Throughout the surrogacy journey, we recruit Egg Donors and Surrogates to match them with Intended Parents. From there, we seamlessly orchestrate the fertility journey through pregnancy and delivery. We make it a rule to be active problem solvers and advocates for our clients, making their experiences pleasant and hassle-free.


Egg Donor and Surrogacy Institute (EDSI)
8624 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(866) 344-3662