Do Surrogates Get Paid if They Miscarry?

If you’re wondering “Do surrogates get paid if they miscarry?” we can provide insight into what this sensitive situation might look like.

Key Points

  • You will receive payments up until the miscarriage occurs. If you and the parents decide to try again, payments will resume once a pregnancy is confirmed.

  • How you and the parents will proceed in the event of a miscarriage will be outline in your surrogacy contract.

  • Contact us today if you have more questions about how different scenarios will affect your surrogate pay.

While surrogacy is a safe and controlled process, surrogate pregnancies are just as susceptible to setbacks as traditional pregnancies. Even though it is an uncommon experience, you may have concerns about compensation in the unfortunate event of a miscarriage.

Have more questions about surrogate pay? You can contact a surrogacy specialist today to get the answers you need.

In this article, we will address the sensitive topic of “Do surrogates get paid if they miscarry?” providing you with guidance and assurance.

Do Surrogates Still Get Paid If They Miscarry?

You will receive your base payments in 10 equal installments monthly following the confirmation of a pregnancy. In the event of a miscarriage, you will only be paid up until that point. If there is a loss of pregnancy, your surrogacy payments will stop.

In the event of a miscarriage, compensation typically depends on the specifics established in your surrogacy contract. Our goal is to ensure that you are fairly compensated and supported, regardless of the outcome.

If you and the parents decide to try again, you will resume receiving payments once a pregnancy is confirmed. The payments will follow the schedule agreed upon in your contract.

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

How Common Are Surrogate Miscarriages?

Surrogate pregnancy miscarriages are relatively rare occurrences, but they do still happen. Approximately, 1 in 5 of all pregnancies ends in a miscarriage.

If you become a surrogate through our agency, you will need to meet a set of surrogate qualifications and undergo a thorough screening process. This ensures that all our surrogates are physically prepared to carry and deliver a child for the hopeful parents.

Our extensive medical screening processes, rigorous health and lifestyle standards and the careful selection of both surrogates and parents significantly reduce the risk of miscarriage.

A Surrogate Miscarriage Is Not a Reflection of You

Miscarriages can occur for a variety of reasons, many of which are beyond anyone's control. The decision to become a surrogate is one filled with compassion and dedication, and a miscarriage is not a reflection of your dedication or character.  

We want you to know that you should never blame yourself for something beyond your control. Your commitment to helping parents on their journey to parenthood is valuable, and we're here to stand by your side through every step of this journey, including the difficult ones.

It’s Okay to Want to Be Compensated

If you’re wondering “Do surrogates still get paid if they miscarry?” you might feel guilty for resuming payments in your next pregnancy attempt because you feel like you let the parents down.  Understand that the parents know that that a miscarriage is nobody’s fault.  Parents who pursue surrogacy are aware of the potential risks involved in the surrogacy process and know that a miscarriage could occur, just as it could with a traditional pregnancy.

They understand that a miscarriage is difficult for you as well, and are prepared to continue paying you for your commitment to the journey should both parties decide to try again.

We’re Here for You

We understand that a surrogate pregnancy miscarriage can be emotionally challenging. Our team is here to provide the support and compassion you need during this difficult period. Your health and emotional well-being are our top priorities.

Learn More About Surrogate Compensation Today

We are dedicated to supporting and empowering our surrogates throughout your journey. While the question “Do surrogates get paid if they miscarry?” can be sensitive, it’s okay to wonder. We will prioritize your emotional well-being and financial support every step of the way.

You’re not alone in this journey. Contact a surrogacy specialist today to learn more about surrogate compensation.