Be a Surrogate in Florida


Surrogacy in Florida

If you live in Florida and you're considering becoming a gestational surrogate, you’re in luck. The Sunshine State is one of the most surrogacy-friendly states in the nation for both surrogates and intended parents.


Florida has long been the destination for people seeking sun and relaxation. What you may not know is that it is one of the best location’s to pursue surrogacy (for both surrogates and intended parents). The Sunshine State’s favorable surrogacy law has helped Circle Surrogacy to successfully match surrogates with intended parents since 1995.

Since surrogacy is so well protected in Florida, it’s no wonder it’s become one of the most coveted states for surrogacy arrangements—gestational and traditional. It’s also one of the few states where the laws have kept up with the scientific advances in assisted reproduction, in cases making it more affordable and less prone to legal conflicts. 

Favorable Law

Florida’s favorable statute recognizes contracts for gestational and traditional surrogacy arrangements as well as egg and sperm donations. The state’s comprehensive law protects the rights of the surrogate, the intended parents, the baby, and the egg donor (if needed).

Establishing parentage in Florida is a seamless process for everyone involved. Generally, surrogates in Florida won’t ever appear in court as the statute eliminates the need for post-birth legal proceedings, such as post-birth orders and second-parent adoptions. Even in cases where a post-birth action is warranted (i.e. intended parents citizenship needs), the surrogates won’t need to appear in court. In surrogacy arrangements that require the use of an egg donor, the donor’s contract requires the relinquishment of all maternal rights to the child. 

Medical Coverage and Fees

Florida surrogates have access to quality care at some of the world’s best medical centers, according to U.S. News & World Report's Top-Ranked Hospitals for Gynecology. Florida surrogates whose insurance companies don’t cover maternity costs are provided with optimal medical coverage to the pregnancy and delivery by the intended parents. Florida surrogates who do have insurance coverage are typically paid a higher fee. Florida also permits reasonable compensation for surrogates. Fees for medical, legal, and psychosocial care as well as “reasonable living expenses”are to be paid to the surrogate by her intended parents. Review our requirements to see if you’re qualified to become a surrogate in Florida

Benefits for Surrogates in Florida

The first payment is the $350 Expedited Screening Bonus. You are eligible to receive $350 if we receive all required paperwork (including previous Prenatal and Delivery records), medical pre-approval AND you and your primary support person complete your Social Work Screening within 3 weeks of submitting your application. In order to receive this bonus, you must match with intended parents in our program. Of note, this amount is deducted from your base fee, but will be deposited shortly after matching, prior to receiving any other surrogacy payments. Then you receive a $500 advance after you complete your medical screening. Please note, these two payments are deducted from your base fee.

  • Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • Compensation based on Florida residence
  • Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • Build a life-long relationship with forever grateful intended parents
  • Work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker
  • Consult with your legal representation to guide you through the legal process

Family and reproductive law is continually developing and changing. As such, there is no guarantee the information on this website is current or correct. Circle’s in-house legal team and referring attorneys provided the information listed, and it is not intended to be a substitute for an attorney’s legal counsel. In any individual case, you should always confer with an attorney who specializes in this area of law and is licensed to practice in the particular state at hand.

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  • 10. City

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