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.