Gestational Carrier Compensation

With Forward Fertility, you will be sure to enjoy the financial AND emotional compensation that surrogacy can offer. We frequently review  compensation averages across the country to make sure you are receiving competitive compensation for the miracle work you do.  Keep in mind, the emotional rewards of a good match and experience are priceless. Make sure the agency you select really finds a match that suits you and your family.  You don't want to just be matched with the next family on a long list, unless they are truly a good fit.

Forward Fertility compensation for gestational carriers falls into three categories:

  1. Base compensation:  This is the compensation you are paid in equal monthly installments ONCE you have a confirmed heartbeat.  This compensation is a set standard with Forward Fertility.  Haggling over base compensation with the parents-to-be is not the way to start such an important relationship.
  2. Event-based compensation:  You select the amount you would like to request for events such as: C-section, twins, invasive procedures, housecleaning for medical bed rest, maternity clothing, pregnancy termination, if needed, etc.
  3. Monthly stipend/retainer:  This is a set monthly fee that begins the month AFTER you sign the legal agreement and continues through the month post delivery or the month after the match dissolves.  Some months, all you will do for this compensation is take a daily prenatal vitamin.  Other months, you might be dealing with insurance regarding a medical bill.  If you just need to push the easy button one night, use this to order out dinner or go get a massage and pedicure!  This monthly stipend is IN ADDITION to the base compensation once you are pregnant.  Most gestational carriers will get their monthly stipend for 12-18 months, depending if you get pregnant the first, second, or third transfer. The monthly stipend is typically between $150-300/month.

As part of your profile that is shared with the parents-to-be, your compensation will be included.  This allows the parents to know the budget they need in order to match with you.  They have this information before you meet in person.  Compensation is not negotiated after your profile is shared.

If you are in the upper Midwest (Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, or Minnesota) and want to be a gestational surrogate, you'll want to check out working with Forward Fertility before you choose a different agency.

With Forward Fertility, you will be sure to benefit from the financial AND emotional compensation that surrogacy can offer. There is no financial incentive for you to work with some huge national agency that won't be there for you when you need them or matches you with a couple who is not a good fit.

 

Competitive compensation and top notch support is all part of working with Forward Fertility.

First Time Gestational Carrier Compensation: $38,300 [$34,000 base +$1500 cycle start + $2800 monthly stipend]

Second Time Gestational Carrier Compensation: $41,300 [$37,000 base + $1500 cycle start + $2800 monthly stipend]

Third Time Gestational Carrier Compensation: $49,300 [$45,000 base + $1500 cycle start + $2800 monthly stipend]

Additional compensation includes: twin pregnancy, C-section, maternity clothing, procedures, etc.

Surrogacy related expenses such as travel, life insurance policy, medical bills, prescriptions, and lost wages are ALWAYS reimbursed to you per actual cost.

Ultimately, all details related to compensation are outlined in the Legal Contract you sign with the parents-to-be. All compensation and reimbursements are managed through an escrow agency separate from Forward Fertility.  This protects you and the parents-to-be.