Becoming a Surrogate in Florida: Everything You Need to Know

Surrogacy has been a hot topic in the news for the past few months as states have begun to change their laws around IVF and surrogacy.  If you live in Florida and you’re considering surrogacy, our surrogacy agency is your perfect match. We’ve worked with more women from Florida than any other agency. Plus, the Sunshine State is one of the most surrogacy-friendly states in the nation.

If you’re looking for how to become a surrogate, it’s important to understand the surrogacy laws in your state. Every state has different surrogacy laws, so it’s important to work with an agency with experience in Florida law and have knowledgeable lawyers on staff, like Circle!

 

Florida BeachSurrogacy Law in FL

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 locations 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. 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.

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.

Surrogacy Requirements in FL 

Surrogate requirements in the Sunshine State must be met in order for a women to become a surrogate mother with our agency. The requirements for our surrogates can be found on our Surrogate Qualifications page, but we’ve provided even more detail in Surrogacy Requirements: Why Certain Requirements are in Place.

Benefits to Being a Surrogate in FL

There are many benefits to being a surrogate in Florida.  Here are some of the top benefits for FL surrogates:

  1. Our surrogates gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family.
  2. In Florida, our surrogates can earn up to $60,000 with a customized benefits package!
  3. Surrogates have the opportunity to build a life-long relationship with forever-grateful intended parents.
  4. Circle surrogates work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker throughout their journey.
  5. Our surrogates have the opportunity to work with local and international Intended Parents

 

Are you interested in becoming a surrogate with Circle? Fill our your application today!