Gestational surrogates are paid for carrying a baby for someone. This compensation is often called a "surrogate base compensation" or "surrogate payment".
At Circle Surrogacy, base compensation can range from $30,000-$40,000, depending on where the surrogate lives, the surrogacy agency and whether or not the surrogate has insurance. As a surrogate, you will be paid your base compensation PLUS additional payments for milestones along your journey, up to $60,000.
Your base compensation is paid monthly in nine installments beginning with the confirmation of heartbeat, which occurs around six weeks gestation. However, you will receive compensation in the time leading up to that for transfers as well as the medical screening and signing your contract.
You can calculate your base compensation at Circle Surrogacy with the calculator above. Remember, you will also receive additional payments and benefits in addition to the number you see.