The difference is quite simple: While commercial or gainful surrogacy is where a surrogate is paid a certain sum of money for carrying someone else's child, altruistic or uncompensated surrogacy is just the opposite—she receives no financial gain except a reimbursement for the expenses incurred during the pregnancy.
What is the difference between altruistic and commercial surrogacy?
By Andrea Rodrigo (embryologist).
Last Update: 09/03/2018
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.