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How much does a surrogate usually get paid?

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As of 2015, typical fees for a surrogate mother are between $30,000 and $35,000, as reported by Bankrate. The total price of having a child via surrogate range between $80,000 to $120,000 or more depending on whether or not eggs and sperm must be sourced from donors.

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Surrogate mothers can potentially end up costing more than their agreed-upon fee if they are put on bed rest due to the pregnancy and must miss work or hire day care for their existing children, according to Bankrate. Persons seeking to use surrogate mothers are advised to put aside additional money to help defray the additional costs associated with potential lost wages or additional medical bills that often arise during the course of a surrogate pregnancy.

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