How Much Do Surrogate Mothers Get Compensated?

When a woman chooses to become a surrogate, they are giving one of the most selfless gifts a person can. For the intended parents who choose to build a family by matching with a surrogate, the hope of welcoming a child is priceless. While we believe that a surrogate mother should want to partake in this journey for reasons aside from just financial benefits, we are proud to say that surrogates are compensated for their time and commitment to the surrogacy journey in California. 

Elevate Baby is a surrogacy agency that helps women interested in becoming a surrogate begin their journey with the confidence and knowledge to ensure they understand every aspect of what the journey will entail. Before you can be matched with intended parents, our team understands how important it is that you understand the full scope of different benefits including how much you may expect to be paid for your incredible contribution as a surrogate mother.

How Much Are Surrogates Compensated?

The choice to become a surrogate mother is one that should never be taken lightly. As a surrogate mother, you will need to invest significant time and energy into the overall journey from start to finish. Since surrogacy is a large commitment, you should consider whether surrogacy is right for you at this point in your life as it relates to your own personal life, job, family plans, and more. If everything lines up and you believe that surrogacy is the right fit for you, you will likely want to know what benefits you can expect to gain. 

Aside from being an integral part of an intended parent’s journey to build their family, one of the other benefits surrogate mothers can look forward to is that they will be financially compensated for their commitment. While the average amount that a surrogate mother in California typically will be paid can range between $45,000 and $60,000, the actual amount you may be compensated will depend on your specific case. At Elevate Baby, the amount surrogate mothers are paid differs on a case-by-case basis.

Do You Meet the Requirements to Be a Surrogate Mother?

Before you can become a surrogate mother, you should take the time to look into whether or not you meet the requirements for surrogates in the state of California. In order to qualify for the chance to be matched with intended parents as a surrogate mother, you need to undergo a surrogate screening:

  • Be between the ages of 21 and 40 years old
  • Be in good health 
  • Have a BMI of under 32
  • Have no criminal history
  • Not be a smoker or use any substances
  • Be currently raising biological children
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Surrogate mothers who meet the above requirements will also need to pass medical and psychological screenings. For any questions regarding your eligibility to become a surrogate mother in California, reach out to the Elevate Baby team today.

Do You Choose the Parents You Will Be a Surrogate For?

At Elevate, surrogates and intended parents submit their answers to a matching questionnaire. This matching questionnaire asks many questions regarding your personal preference, expectations, and matching criteria. Our surrogacy agency compares these answers to those of intended parents to help find the appropriate fit.  

Once you have been preliminarily matched, you will be able to meet the intended parents before solidifying a surrogacy journey with them. We want all parties to feel excited about moving forward. So yes, surrogates choose the intended parents they carry for, and the intended parent choose the surrogate. Everyone must be onboard. If at any time during the matching process you feel like it’s not a great fit, that’s okay! You always have the right to request to be matched with other intended parents although it is very rare that this occurs. If you are unsure of how the matching aspect of the journey will work, contact our surrogacy team at Elevate Baby today for more information.

Understand Surrogate Compensation With Elevate Baby

At Elevate Baby, we know that becoming a surrogate mother is one of the most special acts you can do for intended parents looking to build their family. It is our goal to ensure that the surrogates we work with have a full understanding of the journey and what benefits they can expect to receive, including the type of compensation you may receive. We always go above and beyond for all intended parents and surrogates we work with. If you need help finding a surrogate, contact us today, and we will match you with the perfect surrogate. 

With years of experience serving high-profile and celebrity clients, we are proud to treat all intended parents and surrogates with concierge-level service to ensure joyful and successful journeys. Contact us today for more information regarding becoming a surrogate mother in California by calling (323) 933-8918 or filling out our contact form