How Much Do Surrogates Make in Anaheim?

Being a surrogate means becoming the missing piece to the puzzle of parenthood for the intended parents you choose. That deserves the best pay possible.

You can get paid $50,000-$110,000 to be a surrogate in Anaheim for making the dreams of intended parents come true while providing for you and your family.

As the highest-paying surrogacy agency, we understand what becoming a surrogate means. You’re the missing piece to parenthood for someone else. That deserves the best pay possible.

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How Much Do Surrogates Make in Anaheim?

Surrogate pay in Anaheim is $50,000-$110,000. The average surrogate pay in California is $10,000-$15 higher than most states.

Your exact pay will be determined by:

  • Experience with surrogacy
  • Income level
  • Location

What’s Included in Surrogate Pay?

Your surrogate compensation can be broken down into two parts, your base pay for surrogate pregnancy and any additional expenses.

Here’s what your surrogate compensation in Anaheim looks like with us:

See Our Surrogate Compensation Breakdown


Total Compensation:

$50,000 - $110,000+

What's Included:
Base Pay
Think of base pay like your surrogate salary. This payment is deposited monthly once a pregnancy is confirmed, and it is entirely yours to use however you choose!
Pre-Pregnancy Payments:
  • Monthly Allowance
  • Start of Medications Bonus
  • Mock Cycle Payment
  • Travel Expenses
  • Signing Bonus
  • Social Work Screening Bonus
  • Medical Screening Bonus
Pregnancy Payments:
  • Start of Base Pay
  • Transfer Payment
  • Maternity Clothes
  • 3rd Trimester Self Care
  • Medical Procedures Bonus
  • C-Section Payment (if required)
  • Multiples Bonus
  • Bed Rest Coverage
Post-Pregnancy Payments:
  • Post-Pregnancy Self Care
  • Pumping Breast Milk (if agreed upon)
  • Counseling Costs (if needed)
  • Lost Wages
  • Spouse Lost Wages
Additional Benefits:
  • Personal Gifts
  • Referral Bonus
  • Life Insurance & Complications Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Housekeeping Payments
  • Family Meal Payments

The Highest-Paying Surrogacy Agencies in Anaheim

Becoming a surrogate mother deserves the best pay possible for the enormous choice you’re making to help the intended parents. You shouldn’t have to work with a professional whose pay rate doesn’t align with the amazing service you’re providing.

No matter if its first-time surrogate compensation or you’re an experienced surrogate, earning compensation up to $60,000 - $110,000+; we offer the best surrogate pay.

We offer more for second-time surrogate compensation because your experience and success with surrogacy is valued. That top-tier pay is a small way we can recognize the impact of the choice you’re making.

Here are some of the highest-paying surrogacy agencies in Anaheim:

American Surrogacy

$ 50,000 - $ 110,000

Made in the USA Surrogacy

$ 60,000 or more

California Surrogacy Center

$ 50,000 - $ 60,000

Jot of Life Surrogacy

$ 50,000 - $ 60,000

Contact us today to learn how we can offer the best surrogate compensation package.

How to Become a Paid Surrogate in Anaheim

Step 1: Contact Us

Our easy-to-read and quick to fill out online application can be done in just a few minutes. Apply now to take the first step in creating a family. 

Step 2: Complete the Screening Process

Our screening process has been designed with you in mind. Once you meet our basic requirements to become a surrogate, you’ll go through a smooth and straightforward screening.

The safety of you and the child are of the utmost importance and we follow American Society of Reproductive Medicine standards to make sure that’s the case.

Step 3: Find the Best Intended Parents

We have decades of experience with creating families which is why we can give you the tools to find the perfect match. The choice is ultimately yours but you can lean on our expertise to help you make one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a surrogate.

After you find the best intended parents, you’ll both need separate legal representation to outline the surrogacy contract. This contract outlines key parts of the surrogacy journey, including what your surrogate compensation looks like.

Once you both sign the surrogacy contract, the medical side of the surrogacy contract can begin.

Step 4: Prepare for the Embryo Transfer


The Surrogacy Medical Process

From initial concerns to the joyous birth moment, Jade shares how our medical process helped transform her life.

The first step on the medical side of surrogacy involves taking fertility medications to prepare your body for pregnancy.

Mature eggs are then collected from the intended mother and fertilized using the intended father’s sperm, in a process called in vitro fertilization, to create an embryo. Once the embryo is ready, it will be transferred to your uterus.

Once a pregnancy is confirmed, you will start receiving your monthly surrogate payments.

Step 5:  Give the Gift of Parenthood

You are the missing piece to the puzzle to someone finally realizing their dreams of becoming a parent. That’s nothing short of heroic.

And it’s why we offer the best surrogate compensation. You’ll always be part of that family’s story.

Our Offices  in California

As a national surrogacy agency, we’ve got offices around the country, including six locations in California. Stop by any one of our offices to learn more about becoming a surrogate.

Here’s where you can find us in California:

Near  You

Newport Beach

4695 Macarthur Ct

Floor 11, Suite B

Newport Beach, CA 92660


2815 Jefferson Street #301

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Central Valley


7257 N Maple Ave

Suite 101B

Fresno, CA 93720


1120 Tully Road

Modesto, CA 95350

Central Coast

San Luis Obispo

1540 Marsh Street

Suite 130

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Northern California


9700 Business Park Drive

Suite 402

Sacramento, CA 95827

What You Can Gain with Our Surrogacy Program

As a surrogate in Anaheim, you get more than just the chance to create families and earn meaningful income for you and your family. Surrogacy with us also means:

  • Forming lasting bonds
  • A sense of purpose
  • Learning more about yourself
  • And much more


3 Advantages of Choosing Us for Your Surrogacy Journey

Jade, explains how American Surrogacy’s commitment helped elevate her life.

Other Things to Know About Becoming a Surrogate in Anaheim

Surrogacy Laws and Legal Professionals

California is considered a surrogacy-friendly state, a state that makes it easy for intended parents and you to have your rights and interests protected with surrogate contracts.

A gestational surrogacy statute took effect in 2013, making surrogacy legal and California one of the first states with surrogacy-specific laws.

Working with a surrogacy attorney in Anaheim can help you understand the process inside and out. Here are some surrogacy attorneys that you can work with:

  • Masler Surrogacy Law (Irvine): Masler Surrogacy Law attorneys have been working to protect intended parents, surrogate and egg donors for over a decade. Masler Law has represented over 3,000 third-party reproductive clients in over 4,000 surrogacy and egg donation agreements.
  • R & S Law Group, APC (Tustin): Whether you’re looking to grow your family via a surrogacy arrangement, or are a potential surrogate yourself, R & S Law Group, APC offers legal services to help with all aspects related to surrogacy arrangements.
  • Rettenmaier Law, PC (Santa Ana): The Law Offices of Robert Rettenmaier, PC, works with intended parents and surrogate clients to ensure they are legally protected as best as possible.
  • Klein Fertility Law (San Diego): Klein Fertility Law has over 30 years of experience as surrogacy lawyers for intended parents throughout the United States and the world.

Your Surrogacy Medical Professionals in Anaheim

In California, you have access to our experienced medical professionals we partner with as well as any professional you could need. Whether it’s a fertility clinic or a hospital, here are some options close to you:

Fertility Clinics

  • Coastal Fertility Medical Center (Irvine): Coastal Fertility Medical Center has been a leading provider of reproductive care to infertility patients in Orange County since 1982. Their brand new fertility center includes an in-house IVF laboratory and in-house surgery center.
  • RISE Fertility (Newport Beach, Mission Viejo): Dr. Sanaz Ghazal, MD, FACO, is a double board certified Fertility Specialist. She specializes in all aspects of female and male infertility, IVF, egg freezing, LGBTQ+ family building, miscarriage & pregnancy loss, PCOS, ovulatory disorders, intrauterine insemination, fertility preservation for cancer patients, endometriosis, and preimplantation genetic testing.
  • Reproductive Health & Wellness Center (Long Beach, Laguna Hills): Reproductive Health & Wellness Center offers expert guidance through their proven track record, years of experience and successful outcomes – over 60% of their patients have successful pregnancies.
  • Fertility Centers of Orange County (Irvine): Fertility Centers of Orange County (FCOC) Lab Director Dr. Bill Yee has been a pioneer in the field of in vitro fertilization since 1982, his contributions include the first successful frozen embryo transfer resulting in a healthy baby in the United States. Dr. Denise Cassidenti is FCOC’s Program Director and is one of the first women Board Certified as a Reproductive Endocrinologist in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.


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FAQs About Surrogate Compensation in Anaheim

Why Should Surrogate Mothers Be Paid?

By becoming a surrogate, you’re making the dreams of intended parents come true. You’re giving them an opportunity they may have been dreaming about for years, not knowing if they might ever get the opportunity.

As the missing key that can open that door for them, you deserve the best pay possible.

How Much Do Surrogates Get Paid Monthly?

There is no set amount. That’s because your monthly pay will be determined by your base pay as a surrogate. Base pay is determined by:

  • Experience
  • Cost of living
  • Income

Base pay is paid out in 10 even monthly installments once a pregnancy has been confirmed.

How Much Do Surrogates Make for Twins?

You can make $10,000 for twins with our agency. Our surrogate pay rate, however, is not determined per baby. You are being paid for your time and effort as a surrogate, not for the baby.

You’ll receive $5,000 per multiple to recognize the additional physical and emotional effort that it takes to carry twins.

Do Surrogates Have to Pay Taxes in Anaheim?

Your surrogate pay is considered income, compensation for your service as a gestational carrier, which means your compensation could be taxed at the state and federal level.

You’ll receive a 1099 form during tax season from the third-party escrow service we partner with that distributes your monthly payments. Even if you don’t receive a 1099 form that doesn’t mean your income is tax-free. We recommend contacting a local tax accountant to ensure you are following federal law.

Do Surrogates Get Paid if They Miscarry?

Yes, you get paid if you miscarry. What happens next is usually outlined in your surrogate contract but you will receive payments up until the miscarriage occurs. Meaning if you are pregnant for eight months, you will be paid for eight months.

If you and the intended parents decide to try again, you will not be paid until a pregnancy is confirmed.

Do Surrogates Get Maternity Leave in Anaheim?

Yes, you get maternity leave in Anaheim thanks to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This ensures you have 12 weeks of unpaid leave. As part of our compensation package, we will reimburse you for any wages lost as a result of your surrogate pregnancy.

California also has Paid Family Leave.