Highest Compensation

Family Forward Surrogacy’s unique Dynamic Matching Fee (DMF) process allows surrogates to set their own fees!  This way you can be sure you get the best compensation available!  FFS has a waiting list of Intended Parents ready to match immediately. You may set your fee as high as you believe is fair, and we’ll match you with Intended Parents who are willing to pay your fee.  If your fee request is average or a bit above average for your area, we will match you within 30 days. Right now, demand for Surrogates is very high so you may request a fee that is more than the recommended amount, and there is a good chance you will still be matched.  If you are requesting a very high fee and it is taking too long to match, FFS allows you to adjust your fee.  If you are not sure what fee to ask, FFS is happy to work with you to set the “right” fee based on your specific case (location, timeframe, and other personal characteristics.)

On average first-time surrogates with surrogacy-friendly health insurance receive $46,000 (about $48,000 including allowance and other benefits) in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New York and Connecticut and $42,000 in most other surrogacy-friendly states.  Experienced Surrogates may add $5,000 per completed journey.  Surrogates with no health insurance or health insurance that has an exclusion for surrogacy should expect $2,000 – $5000 less in compensation. You will receive an extra fee of $10,000 per additional child carried (e.g., an extra $10,000 for twins).

Additional Compensation and Expenses:

  • Lost wages for appointments or doctor-ordered bed rest – cap of $10,000 over the term of the surrogacy
  • Up to four weeks lost wages postpartum for a vaginal birth and up to six weeks postpartum for a C-section
  • Travel, lodging and meals during travel
  • Maternity clothes allowance
  • Life insurance policy

All costs related to the surrogacy, such as travel and lost wages, will be paid directly or reimbursed to you by the intended parents, so you can be comfortable that you won’t have any unanticipated costs.

For a detailed list see the FFS Compensation Guidelines.

The surrogacy journey is mutually beneficial. Surrogates and intended parents are parties to a binding legal contract that benefits and is fair to both. Intended parents realize their dreams of having a baby and surrogates earn money to realize dreams of their own.