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How much a surrogate makes can vary. We understand that each surrogate is different, and our generous compensation packages are designed to be customizable and flexible. Use our form below to calculate your estimated surrogate base pay, then read below to see additional benefits and compensation. Earn up to $60,000+!Apply Now
Circle has the most comprehensive benefits package of any agency.
At Circle, we understand the monumental emotional, physical and mental commitment of our surrogates – and their families – bring to each and every surrogacy journey. Our compensation and benefits program was created for surrogates, by surrogates; and provides the utmost security, benefits and protection of any surrogate program.
Our new Surrogate Pay & Family Protection Program provides the following:
• Competitive Pay (your base fee plus additional benefits)
• Protection for the surrogate and her family throughout the journey
• All expenses paid, from travel to meals to gas and more
• Full transparency on what's included
• Built with surrogates and their families in mind
• Benefits you won't find at any other agency
If compensation is the only thing holding you back from applying with Circle, just chat with us about what other agencies are offering and we can match it.
We promise you'll have the best surrogacy experience with us.
Your surrogate compensation is paid to you throughout the duration of your surrogacy journey. In fact, you will receive payments before you are even pregnant.
Surrogate pay includes the following:
• Base compensation. Calculate your base compensation with the calculator to see how much you could earn as a surrogate in your state.
• Payments before and during your pregnancy. You will be compensated early in your journey for completing tasks and milestones, and you'll receive financial support for necessities during the pregnancy, such as maternity clothing, housekeeping, for pumping and shipping breast milk and more.
• 4th Trimester Care Package. We know the journey doesn't end with the baby's birth. You'll continue to receive compensation and support for months after your delivery.
• Additional benefits. Surrogates will also receive benefits that while are not in the form of monetary payments, are priceless in ensuring you're protected and you have a smooth journey. These benefits include: social work support, legal counsel, life insurance and more.
Ready to apply? Fill out our application to see if you qualify!
Our Surrogate Pay & Family Protection Program
Surrogates will receive compensation and benefits from the very start of their journey, throughout the pregnancy and after the birth. Surrogates' spouse/partner/primary support person will also be cared for and paid lost wages for travel and the delivery.
Our primary goal is ensuring our surrogates receive the compensation they deserve, and their families receive the protection and support they need.
If you have any questions, please email us at: [email protected]
The Circle Surrogate Promise was created because we truly care about our carriers, and we want each of them to have the most successful and rewarding journey possible.
In the past, our carriers shared thoughts and improvements with their social workers, or during their exit interviews, and we took all of those conversations and suggestions to heart and improved on our offerings to our gestational carriers.
The Circle Surrogate Promise is a program exclusive to Circle Surrogates; no other agency can offer the same level of security and support.
Circle Surrogacy promises:
Benefits beyond your surrogate compensation come from working with an agency who has supported the needs of surrogates for over two decades. We have experienced gestational carriers on staff and at your disposal for questions, advice and so much more.
You will be connected with experienced surrogates on our staff from your first moment of communication.
Honoring and connecting surrogates across the country to share their stories and make new friends.
A private and safe online space for surrogates to connect and express feelings, experiences and reciprocate support.
As you research surrogacy, you may find that you're seeing different surrogate pay from different agencies. Some agencies are offering way more than others – is it too good to be true?
There is more than the final dollar amount to consider when comparing agencies, and it can all be a little bit overwhelming.
Circle offers a free surrogate pay comparison analysis, done by our experienced Surrogate Advisors. Just email us and we'll set up a time to compare the compensation from multiple agencies; no commitment whatsoever!
See above for a breakdown of Circle Surrogacy surrogate pay and benefits.
Every gestational carrier who comes to us is unique. If there is something in our benefits package that doesn't work for you – or you feel something is missing – we are happy to craft a compensation package that's personalized to your circumstances.
Plus, if you find a payment or benefit at another agency that better fits what you're looking for, we'll do our best to match it!
Your intended parents cover any necessary travel expenses to your IVF clinic for the screening and transfer, including lost wages or childcare coverage.
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.
Yes! Your spouse/partner will be paid for lost wages when traveling with you for your medical screening and embryo transfer, as well as being compensation for lost wages after your delivery.
The first step in becoming a surrogate mother is to review our list of surrogate requirements to see if you qualify to be a surrogate. If you do, you can fill out our surrogate application to start the process. If your application is accepted, an experienced surrogate from our team will reach out to you!
As you consider surrogacy, you may have questions along the way. With many experienced surrogates on staff, we've helped women navigate their surrogacy journeys successfully, and have answered almost every question out there!
Your insurance company (or the surrogate maternity insurance coverage we obtain for you and your intended parents) will pay most of the bills related to your pregnancy and delivery. If there are any additional unexpected costs, your intended parents will cover those costs. The family you choose to work with will pay for all IVF medical procedures, expenses, co-payments, and deductibles related to your surrogate pregnancy.
Surrogate pay and reimbursements are divided up into equal monthly installments following the confirmation of heartbeat (around the 6-8 week mark) and paid on the first of every month. If you are carrying multiple children, a multiples fee is paid to you over the last five months. After 34 weeks, the pregnancy is considered viable (32 weeks for multiples). If you deliver before 40 weeks, you are given a lump sum for the remaining balance. The remainder of the miscellaneous fees are distributed at various times throughout the pregnancy and will be discussed in your screening.
The surrogacy process should never become an out of pocket expense for you. The family you match with will pay the fees outlined for you in your screening and agreed upon in the contract, while health insurance (which we’ll ensure work correctly) should cover the majority of healthcare throughout your surrogate pregnancy and birth.
Surrogacy arrangements are built to deliver both financial and emotional rewards for you, the surrogate. The Circle team is here to make sure that’s exactly happens.
Our coordinator works to find you a $250,000 life insurance policy. The intended parents pay the premiums; however, you choose the beneficiaries.
That’s a great question. Circle is a world leader in surrogacy services, with over 25 years of experience helping families grow. We’ve also partnered with premier fertility clinic organizations and advocacy groups as part of our ongoing work to promote American surrogacy.
But most importantly, our team includes many women who have completed the surrogacy journey themselves, and we bring that wealth of experience and passion to you throughout the surrogacy process. It’s through this devotion to our work that Circle has risen to such prominence in surrogacy services. We really do think of ourselves and our parents and surrogates as one big family.
There’s a very easy answer to this question: All kinds of women embark on the surrogacy journey. The high-powered executive; the stay-at-home mom; the woman who loves how pregnancy changes her body; the woman who wants to help a gay couple build a loving family… this list goes on and on.
For many people, monetary compensation makes surrogate pregnancy possible - but it’s just one of many rewarding aspects of the surrogacy process. You’d probably be surprised at the wide-ranging and diverse reasons people become surrogates.
Of course, certain women are better equipped for the surrogacy journey. The happiest and most successful surrogates tend to be healthy, organized, informed - and have a lot of support from the people they love.
One of the best things about being a surrogate is that you are helping two families: yours and someone else's! You are giving them the gift of parenthood and you are earning surrogate pay that can help your own family. Surrogates have used their compensation for a variety of things, such as schooling, house remodels, their kids' education and more!