Financial Policy on Checks
Managing the finances of surrogacy can be an overwhelming undertaking. The Growing Generations finance team is made up of highly organized people whose goal is to make the process as streamlined and simple as it can be. One of the questions we hear most often from our surrogates is, “Why do some checks come on their own, while others require action from me?”
Some checks, like your monthly compensation and allowance checks, will come automatically. This is because these checks are issued based on a timeline calculated by your pregnancy. For example, your monthly allowance will begin coming as soon as legal clearance is issued. Your compensation checks will begin coming on the 1st day of the seventh week following embryo transfer. As these funds are released on a schedule, you do not need to take any additional action.
Other funds, usually reimbursement funds, are not scheduled on a timeline and will require action from you before they can be released. Things like housekeeping, childcare costs, lost wages, med start fees, transfer fee, confirmation of pregnancy fee, maternity clothes allowance, procedure fees, and other cycle fees require that you fill out a form and submit for payment.
All of the forms that you’ll need are in your financial handbook and able to be printed out at home. If you have additional questions about fees, reimbursements, or checks please contact your financial specialist.