How to Find the Highest-Paying Surrogacy Agency

The Truth Behind Agencies' Advertised Compensation Rates

Not all surrogate compensation rates are what they're made out to be. Learn the truth about surrogacy agencies that pay the most before you choose a professional.

Here at American Surrogacy, we deeply believe that any woman who wishes to become a gestational carrier has a right to surrogate compensation that meets her personal needs and makes her feel appreciated in her journey. After all, becoming a surrogate is a big commitment, and any woman who takes this path will give a great deal of her time and energy to help someone else become a parent.

That’s why our agency is dedicated to providing the best surrogate compensation for all our carriers — with no strings attached. We’re proud to offer a competitive base payment to all of our gestational carriers. Many of our surrogates make even more than our guaranteed minimum rate.

Before you choose a surrogacy agency based solely on compensation rates, there are a few important things you should know. Not all of the highest-paying surrogacy agencies are created equally, and not all of them have your best interests in mind. American Surrogacy does — so we want you to know the truth about other agencies’ offers when it comes to surrogate compensation.

What Should You Know About Surrogacy Agencies that “Pay” the Most?

If you’re trying to find the highest-paying surrogacy agency out there, you may not be initially impressed by American Surrogacy’s rate compared with other agencies that claim to offer $60,000 or more. However, there’s a key word in that sentence — “claims.”

Unfortunately, many of those surrogacy agencies that “pay” the most actually don’t. Instead of being transparent about their surrogate compensation rates, they use misleading figures to get interested surrogates like you in the door.

When the best surrogate compensation you see online seems too good to be true, you’re likely right. In many cases, other surrogacy agencies will combine base compensation with expenses paid and other reimbursements for an extremely high total rate. However, you and your family won’t see all of that money; a good amount of that will be used to reimburse or pay for medical and pregnancy costs along the way.

Many of the largest, most popular surrogacy agencies employ this advertising strategy. For example, you may locate an agency that seems to offer incredible base compensation — promising anywhere from $60,000 to $80,000. However, when you look at the fine print, you will likely realize that your monthly “compensation” actually covers expenses such as maternity clothes, childcare, monthly expenses and more. This surrogate compensation isn’t just money in your pocket; you have to use your “compensation” to cover certain surrogacy-related costs along the way.

American Surrogacy, on the other hand, separates our surrogate’s compensation rate from the other expenses that will be covered by our agency. Our compensation is exactly that — money paid to you to do with what you like. You will receive separate payments to cover your surrogacy and medical expenses. Our agency will never mislead you into thinking you’ll be paid more than you actually will.

That way, you can decide which agency will truly offer the best surrogate compensation for you — without feeling pressured by claims that are too good to be true.

Where to Actually Find the Best Surrogate Compensation

We understand that many of our gestational carriers want to find the highest-paying surrogacy agency to do the best by their family. It makes sense; you’re giving up a great deal to become a gestational carrier, and you want to make sure your sacrifices are well worth it.

Our specialists are always here to answer your questions about surrogate compensation with our agency. We believe that knowledge is power when it comes to selecting your surrogacy agency, which is why we are as honest and transparent as possible about our program. We want you to feel as comfortable and happy with our agency as we want to be with you.

Whether you’re chatting with a surrogacy specialist from American Surrogacy or from another professional who claims to be a “highest-paying” surrogate agency, we suggest asking these questions to learn the truth behind their compensation rate:

  • What does your compensation rate include? What doesn’t it include?
  • How will my medical, pregnancy and other surrogacy expenses be paid for? Are those expenses included in the “base compensation” you promise, or are they paid for separately?
  • Is the compensation rate you promise an average rate, or are those the figures in a “best-case scenario” for a gestational surrogate? (Keep an eye out for the phrase “up to” a certain amount of money.)
  • How will my experience and location play a role in my total compensation rate?
  • How will my intended parents’ location and desires play a role in my compensation?
  • How will my compensation be paid out — monthly? By trimester?
  • Who will manage the escrow service for my compensation payments? Will it be a neutral third party?
  • What are the conditions of receiving my surrogate payments?

Any agency can claim to be one of the surrogacy agencies that pay the most. But not all agencies will be straightforward with you when it comes to the details behind this payment. Look for a surrogacy professional who respects your questions and holds an honest conversation with you on this topic. Any professional who waves off your questions or concerns should be a red flag.

How to Become a High-Paid Surrogate with American Surrogacy

The specialists at American Surrogacy will always be here to answer your questions and help you understand the intricacies of surrogate compensation. While we may not initially seem to be the highest-paying surrogacy agency you talk to, we aim to be the most honest and most supportive.

That’s why our surrogacy specialists are always happy to discuss matching a compensation rate you find with another agency. We want all of our gestational carriers to feel appreciated during their surrogacy journeys, and being paid the best surrogate compensation for their situations plays an important role. Your ultimate compensation rate will be up to you and your surrogacy specialist. Every gestational carrier is in charge of her own surrogacy journey — and that includes determining the compensation rate that works best for her.

That said, remember that your compensation requirements must be financially possible for your intended parents; it’s a good idea to consider them when setting your desired compensation rate. You may be surprised to learn that the richest intended parents are always the best matches for your other surrogacy desires.

What’s more? When you choose American Surrogacy, you can know that you will receive not only the best surrogacy compensation for your situation, but also the best surrogacy experience that we can give. This includes finding you the perfect intended parents for which to carry, providing experienced professional support every step of the way, and more. With American Surrogacy, you’re not just a number — you’re a valued member of our family.

You can speak with our surrogacy specialists about how to become a high-paid surrogate anytime by calling 1-800-875-BABY(2229) or contacting us online. Whenever you’re ready to get started, we’re here to help.