Being a surrogate requires you to be financially stable. We wouldn’t want the compensation for surrogacy to interfere with benefits that are crucial for your family’s betterment. The income requirements for many government assistance programs are typically below the base compensation for a surrogate, which would then make you ineligible for the government programs. Additionally, it’s crucial that surrogates are able to provide informed consent free from financial coercion. If a surrogate is not financially stable, it is difficult to ensure that her decision to become a surrogate is being made freely and without undue pressure. This can cause legal issues when it comes to the parentage agreement.