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Surrogacy in Florida for surrogates and intended parents

When you first begin looking into surrogacy – whether you are a woman who is interested in becoming a surrogate mother or intended parents hoping to grow your family through surrogacy – it can feel a little overwhelming. We're here to help you navigate surrogacy in Florida, from the surrogacy process, to how to become a surrogate, how to find a surrogate and much more.

 Surrogacy in Florida

Surrogacy in Florida

Florida is a surrogacy-friendly state for both gestational carriers and intended parents. Whether you in live in a large city, such as Miami, Tampa, Orlando - or anywhere in between – here's everything you need to know about gestational surrogacy.

In fact, Florida is one of the top states for surrogate mothers that work with Circle.

Surrogacy is a method of growing a family that allows couples and individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ages and sexual orientations the chance to build their families – who would not be able to do so on their own.

Intended parents from Florida who use surrogacy include:

• Heterosexual couples who have struggled with infertility
• Intended mothers who are unable to carry a child
• Intended parents who have a genetic defect or health condition they don't want to pass onto the child
Same sex intended parents who want to have a genetic link to their baby

Every surrogacy story is unique, and we work with surrogates from all over the country, and intended parents from the U.S. and around the world.

Your guide to surrogacy in Florida

Become a surrogate in Florida

Review surrogate requirements in Florida and see how to apply to become a surrogate.

Find a surrogate in Florida

Looking for a surrogate in Florida? See how to find your perfect surrogate match.

Surrogacy Laws in Florida

Understand what the surrogacy laws are in the state of Florida for surrogates and intended parents.

Surrogacy & egg donation in Florida

Become a Parent in Florida

See how to take the first steps in becoming a parent through surrogacy.

Surrogacy process in Florida

See how the surrogacy process works at Circle Surrogacy in Florida.

Find an egg donor in FL

Our egg donor database is filled with hundreds of bright, young women. Filter your search and find an egg donor near you.

What are surrogacy costs for intended parents?

Surrogacy costs in Florida can vary for each individual journey, and depend on a few factors: whether or not you require an egg donor, your location to your clinic and surrogate (and/or egg donor), and the type of program you choose.

Surrogacy costs can be compartmentalized into four categories:

• Professional Fees
• Gestational Carrier (i.e., surrogate) and Egg Donor Fees
• Medical & Insurance Expenses
• IVF Expenses

Most agencies do not offer fixed costs for any of these cost categories, which can result in surprise fees and financial uncertainty throughout the surrogacy journey. However, Circle Surrogacy fixes the costs for Professional Fees, Gestational Carrier and Egg Donor Fees and Medical & Insurance Expenses.

Circle Surrogacy's programs and pricing are structured to achieve two primary goals: success and cost security.

Circle is the only agency that offers you two truly fixed price options for intended parents in Florida, tailored to your specific circumstances.

Our Fixed Cost Program and Journey Protection Guarantee are designed to help as many Intended Parents as possible bring home a baby while reducing variable costs.

How much do surrogate mothers get paid?

Most surrogate mothers share with us that they did not apply to be a surrogate for the money. While the compensation helps support their emotional, physical and mental dedication to the surrogacy journey, surrogates carry a baby for intended parents because they truly want to help others.

As a surrogate, you have the opportunity to earn between $50,000 and $60,000 in payments and benefits. Surrogate mothers are paid a base fee of between $30,000-$40,000, plus additional compensation and benefits for milestones along their journey.

How much you will make as a surrogate will depend on a few criteria: the state you live in, if you have insurance, and if you're an experienced gestational carrier.

In Florida, surrogate mothers are compensated a base fee of $40,000. Florida is a "high-demand state" for surrogates, due to its favorable location to airports and clinics.

Calculate your surrogate pay with our surrogate compensation calculator.

Surrogate payments are made monthly, and surrogate mothers start earning compensation and benefits even before they are pregnant.
 3 steps to finding a surrogacy agency.

3 steps to finding a surrogacy agency.

For both surrogate mothers and intended parents in Florida, the best place to start a surrogacy journey and finding a surrogacy agency is by doing your research. Intended parents may conduct online research or speak with their IVF doctors and clinics. Surrogates may speak with someone they know who is an experienced surrogate, or do agency comparisons online.

3 easy steps to finding a surrogacy agency:

1. Do your research! Learn all there is to know about surrogacy.
2. Write down what's important to you in a surrogacy journey. What type of surrogate/intended parent relationship are you looking for? What level of surrogacy support?
3. Make a list of agencies that fit your criteria, and reach out. Finding an agency that "feels right" is important!

Next Steps for Florida Intended Parents:

Once intended parents have identified 1-3 agencies that seem like a good fit, it's a good idea to fill out an interest form and connect with the parent intake team. Once they reach out, you can decide if you're ready for a surrogacy consultation.

Next Steps for Florida Surrogate Applicants:

If you're ready to apply to become a surrogate mother, reading through surrogate requirements is a good way to see if you will qualify. Once you fill out a surrogate application, a member of the surrogate intake team – who is an experienced surrogate herself – will reach out to you to answer questions, clarify answers on your application and speak to you about next steps in the application process.


As you consider parenthood, you may have questions along the way. Don't worry. With 20+ years of experience, we've helped intended parents navigate surrogacy and their journeys to parenthood, and have answered almost every question out there!
How does the matching process work?

Once we have accepted a surrogate applicant into our program, our matching and legal teams determine possible matching options based on a variety of factors, including: the state she lives in, whether she has insurance, and the matching preferences from both intended parents and surrogates.

We will send the redacted profile of the intended parents (with no identifying information) to the surrogate. If she expresses interest, we will send her profile to the intended parents, similarly leaving out all identifying information. Once the surrogate and the prospective parents express a mutual interest, we will put them in touch by telephone, Skype or email so they can begin to get to know each other.

After communicating with each other, the surrogate and the prospective parents meet in person at their mutual convenience: at the surrogate’s home, the intended parents’ home, or some place in between. If the surrogate has children and/or a partner or spouse, the intended parents meet them as well.

An IVF physician medically screens them after a match is made. If for any reason the surrogate doesn’t pass the medical screening (which is rare), Circle Surrogacy presents a new match free of charge.

What does the legal process involve before and after the birth?
Circle’s legal team coordinates with local attorneys to ensure you are properly matched with a surrogate in a state where you can accomplish the necessary legal work to finalize your parental rights. Once you are matched, we negotiate contracts on your behalf. Your surrogate and your egg donor (if needed) will have independent counsel. Depending on a variety of factors, your surrogacy legal work may include a pre-birth order, a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, a judgment of paternity, a custody orders, or an adoption.