Surrogacy agreements usually have several different payment structures from which to choose: a monthly payment throughout the pregnancy, a larger payment every trimester or a lump sum at the end of the pregnancy.
But what if something bad happens? When something goes wrong, the pregnant surrogate is most often not at fault, and you are obligated to satisfy your contractual agreement. If the surrogate mother miscarries, she's entitled to compensation up to the point when she loses the child. This includes prorating the fee during the month of the miscarriage. If the pregnancy comes to a devastating end and the child is stillborn or dies shortly after birth, the surrogate is still entitled to full compensation.