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 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—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. 

Benefits for Surrogates in Florida

There are so many benefits to being a surrogate, both emotionally and financially. 

  • Gain an incredible sense of self-fulfillment from giving the greatest gift humanly possible to another family
  • High compensation with a customized benefits package
  • Build a life-long relationship with forever-grateful intended parents
  • Work with a personal program coordination team and licensed social worker
  • Opportunity to work with local and international Intended Parents

See If You Qualify

In order to qualify for surrogacy in Florida, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Has delivered a child of their own, and is currently parenting at least one child.
  • Has had uncomplicated pregnancies and deliveries, as documented by medical records.
  • Is between 21-41 years of age.
  • Typically have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33. Calculate My BMI.
  • Is a citizen, legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States. If a surrogate is a legal resident or legal immigrant of the United States, the surrogate must be able to provide documentation that is valid for at least 2 years.
  • Does not participate in the following government aid programs: cash assistance, welfare, public housing and section 8. All other forms of government assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Has a valid driver’s license.
  • Has the support of her family. If married or partnered, the surrogate must have her partner’s support. Also, the surrogate and her partner/primary support person must agree to participate in a social work screening.
  • Is financially secure.
  • Leads a stable, responsible lifestyle.
  • Is willing to travel for IVF process. Please note, often these trips include overnight stays.
  • Does not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol.
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.

Begin Your Journey

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  • 1. First name

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