The Pros and Cons of Becoming a Surrogate Mother

21140171 - expecting - pregnant bellyBeing a surrogate mother is the ultimate experience of giving the gift of life to another. Surrogates feel a sense of completeness and pride from having provided a childless couple with the baby of their dreams. Surrogate mothers are strong, selfless women who delight in giving hope and opportunity for others to grow a family.

Becoming a Surrogate Mother

As a surrogate mother, you will have the opportunity to give the gift of life to a childless couple. Many women are unable to carry a baby to full term, even though they can produce viable eggs.

Being a Surrogate Mother

When a woman is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term, a fully-vetted surrogate mother can help. A gestational surrogate mother has no biological link to the baby she gives be to. The best part? Gestational surrogacy helps couples realize their dream of having a biologically connected baby of their own. Intended parents worldwide seek out New Beginnings Surrogacy’s services knowing we are a specialty agency having unparalleled surrogate mother matching capabilities.

The Pros of Being a Surrogate Mother

Surrogate mothers are supported by a strong surro-sisterhood. Being a surrogate mother is a singular experience and others may not relate to the process. Many surrogate mothers have banded together to create solid support communities. Even after the baby has been delivered to the intended parents, many surrogate mothers continue to meet and offer support to others going through the process.

Surrogate mothers get to re-experience the feeling of pregnancy. All surrogate mothers are already mothers and enjoy strong bonds with their children. Surrogate mothers love the experience of pregnancy. Surrogate mothers can relive the experience of pregnancy without expanding on their own family.

Surrogate mothers receive fair compensation. We are proud to offer among the highest compensation packages for surrogates in the United States. Our surrogates can expect to receive between $35,000 and $40,000 in compensation for helping a couple achieve their dream of having a baby that is biologically related to one or both of them.

The Cons of Being a Surrogate Mother

Surrogacy is physically demanding. Similar to a traditional pregnancy, surrogacy takes a toll on the body. Surrogate mothers must undergo medical and psychological screenings, attend interviews and appointments, and carry a baby for 9 months.

Surrogacy is emotionally taxing. Being a surrogate mother can be emotionally difficult. At times, there are feelings of intense joy and excitement. Other times, she needs the support of family and friends. She is never alone as there are many surro-sisterhood support groups to lean upon.

Surrogacy involves a significant time commitment. The surrogacy process – from application to delivering the baby – is a span of months. Surrogate mothers must confirm that they won’t be performing any intense activities or making major travel plans during the entire process.

Surrogate Mother Pay

The estimated surrogate benefit package is provided below.

Basic surrogate compensation (1st time surrogate)

$35,000 – $40,000

Experienced Surrogate

additional $5,000 for each surrogate pregnancy

Multiple pregnancy (Twins)

additional $5,000 + Base Compensation

Embryo Transfer Fee


Monthly Allowance

$200 per month

Maternity Clothing Allowance

$750 for Single
$1000 for Twins
(Paid at 12 weeks of pregnancy)

Invasive Procedures


Canceled Cycle Fee
(cannot be the Surrogate’s fault)


Average C-section fee


Life Insurance Policy

$250,000 value

Lost Wages/Childcare/Housekeeping (Doctor ordered bed rest)


Pumping Breastmilk
(if requested by Intended Parents)

$250 per week + supplies

All travel arrangements
(Flights/bus/train/hotel/car service)

Arranged by agency
(all expenses paid by Intended Parents)

Surrogate Referral Program

New Beginnings is excited to offer our Surrogate Referral Program to our former and current surrogate mothers. You will be eligible to receive $500.00 for each accepted referrals. After the referred surrogate has signed the agreement contract with Intended Parents, you will be eligible to receive $250.00 and the remaining $250.00 after a completed embryo transfer.

Surrogate Mother Acceptance Process

If you want to explore the possibility of becoming a surrogate mother to help a couple have a baby, the experts at New Beginnings Surrogacy are wanting to talk to you. Not every woman is accepted into our program. To see if you qualify, take our fast and easy prescreening quiz.

To begin:

  • You must reside in a surrogate-friendly state
  • You must meet some basic requirements

Basic Surrogate Mother Requirements

  • You must be committed to our surrogacy program and the intended parents
  • You must be in good health with a BMI no higher than 31
  • If your BMI is slightly higher than 31, you should still make contact with us at
  • You must have delivered one healthy baby
  • You prior pregnancy must have been uncomplicated
  • You cannot use tobacco, drink alcohol, or illegal drugs
  • You must clear a criminal background check
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • You must between 21 and 29

Surrogacy Process in Brief

A leading gestational surrogacy service facilitates the embryo transfer process between the intended parents and a surrogate mother through IVF technology.

  • An egg is retrieved from the intended mother and fertilized with the intended father’s sperm (or donor sperm)
  • The cultured embryo is then transferred to the surrogate mother’s uterus
  • The surrogate mother then carries the pregnancy to full term
  • The intended parents are intimately involved with the pregnancy
  • The intended parents are present at the birth of the baby to assume parenting responsibilities
  • Through gestational surrogacy, the surrogate mother has no genetic relationship to the baby

Gestation surrogacy may be achieved in a variety of methods using:

  • Intended mother’s eggs
  • Donor eggs
  • Intended father’s sperm
  • Donor sperm

Leading Surrogate Mother Agency

New Beginnings Surrogacy is a leading surrogacy agency offering:

  • In-depth psychological evaluation
  • Physical and medical testing
  • Inviting, reliable, and enjoyable experience
  • Service above and beyond to take care of clients every step of the process
  • Highest gestational surrogate compensation packages
  • Personal care through dedicated coordinators throughout the gestational surrogacy process
  • Legal and medical counseling
  • Fast matching services with a proven track record
  • Higher chance of pregnancy success
  • Less physical risk to the intended mother

Leader in Helping You Become a Surrogate Mother

New Beginnings Surrogacy’s Team of Experts want to help guide you through the entire process of becoming a surrogate mother. Schedule your consultation by calling 844.873.5836.

Posted on: November 16, 2018