To help you on your journey as a potential gestational carrier, here are some answers to the most popular surrogacy questions you were afraid to ask. How Long Does Surrogacy Take? Every surrogacy journey is unique, but most surrogates spend around 1.5 to 2 years committed to a single surrogacy journey. If a Surrogate Miscarries, Do They Still Get Paid? In a situation where miscarriage occurs, the surrogate is entitled to compensation up to the point when she loses the child.