Becoming a gestational surrogate is an extremely fulfilling and life-altering experience. As an Above and Beyond surrogate you will be helping different kinds of people bring their dream of a family into reality. An opportunity to bring more love into the world while making a large positive impact in someone’s life. Each journey makes a difference and makes our world a little bit better.

Making a difference does take sacrifice. At Above and Beyond Surrogacy, we understand first hand the choice you have made to help others. Our team does not take that for granted. We are here along with founder Leslie Bottesch, to guide, support and help you through every aspect of your journey as a surrogate. You will receive personalized support through the entire process from matching, pregnancy, delivery, and post-delivery. It takes an extraordinary person to be a Gestational Surrogate. Come work with an agency that is just as passionate as you are!

Are you interested in giving the Gift of Surrogacy?

GESTATIONAL SURROGATE REQUIREMENTS:

Between the ages of 22-45

  • Parenting your own child, with a history of healthy pregnancy (no more than 5)
  • Have had no more than two c- sections
  • Have a healthy weight
  • Financially stable
  • Reside in a surrogate friendly state
  • Non smoker
  • No criminal record
  • Must reside in the United States

If you wish to apply please contact us with the form below.


Compensation ▼

Base Compensation Amount

First-Time Surrogate Mother $28,000-$30,000
Second-Time Surrogate Mother $30,000-$32,000
Third-Time Surrogate Mother $32,000-$38,000
Fourth-Time Surrogate Mother $38,000 +

Compensation In Addition To Base Amount

$200 Monthly Allowance For Misc. Expenses (approx. 12 months) $2,400
Start of Fertility Medications $500
Embryo Transfer $1,500
Maternity clothing allowance (For multiple pregnancy, allowance increases by $200) $800

Dropped Cycle Fee*

if the cycle is dropped, the $500 paid when injectable medication start applies to the dropped cycle fee. Remaining compensation is $250.00 for a total of $750.00.

$750
D & C, Abortion/Termination* $500
Cerclage* (Stitching of the cervix to prevent premature labor) $500
Amniocentesis or CVS* $500
Ectopic Pregnancy* $500
Fetal Reduction* $1,500
Caesarian Section*  if determined at time birth to be necessary. Does not apply
to scheduled C-sections
$2,000
Loss of Uterus* if surrogate must undergo a hysterectomy resulting in the loss of her uterus, as a result of the delivery of the child, as long as such procedure(s) are performed within 3 months of the delivery. $4,800
Restriction of Activity/Bed-rest & Childcare* Housekeeping & Childcare Expenses if Obstetrician/IVF Physician confirms in writing that Surrogate is unable to perform normal housekeeping chores and childcare. Up to $300 weekly
Multiple Birth (per additional child) * If the surrogate delivers additional child on or after 30 weeks from date of embryo transfer, all payments listed above will be made even if the child is stillborn or does not survive prior to hospital discharge. If surrogate delivers prior to 30 weeks from the date of transfer and child does not survive prior to hospital discharge, surrogate is entitled only to compensation received thus far. $4,000
Amniocentesis or CVS* $500

Surrogate Application ▼

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Are you interested in giving the Gift of Egg Donation?

EGG DONOR REQUIREMENTS:

  • Between 20-29 years of age (up to 31 for experienced donors)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) lower than 28
  • Be a U.S. or Canadian citizen
  • No more than one occurrence of the same cancer in family history (except non-genetic cancers, such as leukemia and lung)
  • No serious heart disease or heart attacks under age 55
  • No psychiatric hospitalizations
  • Applicants of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Must be comfortable with giving yourself daily injections with small needles, like those used for insulin

Compensation ▼

Our first-time donors generally receive up to $5,500 whereas experienced and successful donors as well as donor types of Asian descent, Jewish descent and other types that are harder to find may also receive a higher fee. The social worker who screens you will be happy to discuss suggested fees based on the norms of our agency.
The family that you donate to will be responsible for medical bills, travel bills, and other expenses related to the donation.

Egg Donor Application ▼

  • Thank you for choosing Above & Beyond Surrogacy for this life-changing journey. Becoming an Egg donor is a generous selfless act. Please complete the brief questionnaire below to see if you meet the first stage of criteria to enter our program.

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FAQs

IS THERE COMPENSATION FOR BEING A SURROGATE? ▼

In general, surrogates are compensated $28,000 plus. The exact amount is influenced by various factors, including whether the pregnancy is a singleton or multiples, and whether you have been a surrogate before. Your surrogacy contract will detail your payment amount and schedule.

WHEN DOES A SURROGATE GET COMPENSATED? ▼

Your compensation schedule will be detailed in your surrogacy contract. In general, there are fixed payments associated with the prep cycle and the embryo transfer cycle. Payments for the pregnancy usually begin with confirmation of pregnancy and then occur monthly, ending at delivery. However, this is just a generalization and you should discuss the payment schedule with your attorney while you are negotiating your surrogacy contract.

DOES THE SURROGATE GET TO PICK THE INTENDED PARENTS? ▼

With our mutual matching process, we like to think of the surrogate and the intended parents as picking each other. All surrogates and intended parents working with Above and Beyond Surrogacy have profiles. We review those profiles in detail and suggest matches based on our experience talking to you and the intended parents. Our goal is to collaborate with you and the intended parents in finding a great match. Intended parents only review one surrogate profile at a time, just as surrogates only review one intended parents’ profile at a time. If both parties like the profiles and want to proceed to the next step, Above and Beyond Surrogacy will coordinate and facilitate a phone call for everyone to “meet.” Some surrogates and intended parents elect to meet in person before deciding whether to proceed, and others are ready to make a decision after the call. No surrogate would ever be expected to proceed with intended parents unless she was completely comfortable with them.

ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR BEING A SURROGATE? ▼

Although we make exceptions in certain circumstances, Above and Beyond Surrogacy surrogates generally need to be between 22 and 45 years old.

WOULD THE SURROGATE PREGNANCY BE COVERED UNDER MY INSURANCE? ▼

Possibly. Some insurances will cover a surrogate pregnancy. In that case, the intended parents will reimburse all out-of-pocket expenses you incur during the pregnancy and delivery. If your insurance does not cover a surrogate pregnancy, the intended parents will purchase insurance for the pregnancy. We will review your insurance policy to determine whether your policy can be used or a separate policy would need to be purchased.

CAN I TRAVEL WHILE I AM PREGNANT AS A SURROGATE? ▼

Yes, but with many restrictions.

CAN I BE A SURROGATE IF I AM SINGLE? ▼

Absolutely. Above and Beyond Surrogacy does not consider your relationship status in determining whether you can be a surrogate.

HOW DO I APPLY TO BE A SURROGATE WITH ABOVE AND BEYOND SURROGACY? ▼

The first step is to provide us with some basic information to get started. We will contact you regarding the next steps.

WHAT KIND OF RELATIONSHIP CAN I EXPECT TO HAVE WITH THE INTENDED PARENTS DURING AND AFTER THE PREGNANCY? ▼

It is our top priority that you and your intended parents have a great relationship. That being said, every relationship is unique. One of the main goals of our questionnaire is to match you with intended parents who are on the same page regarding visits and contact frequency, pre-birth and post-birth. Additionally, Above and Beyond Surrogacy is here throughout the process to help facilitate discussions with the intended parents and to help resolve any concerns.