Apply to Become a Surrogate in Florida

Becoming a surrogate is an incredible journey that gives you a rare opportunity to help make someone’s dream of having a family come true. Florida is a surrogacy-friendly state, making it a great place to accept surrogates from. If you’re from Florida, welcome! We work with amazing surrogates from Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and everywhere in between. You’re in great company.

Your Guide to Becoming a Florida Surrogate

If you live in Florida and are interested in becoming a surrogate, you’ve come to the right place. Below, you’ll find information about everything you need to know:

Below you'll find information about:

  • Surrogacy in Florida
  • Surrogate Requirements in Florida
  • Surrogate Compensation in Florida
  • How Surrogates Match with Parents
  • Benefits of Being a Florida Surrogate
  • How to Become a Surrogate in Florida
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Surrogacy in Florida

Florida is a surrogacy-friendly state for both surrogates and intended parents. Florida is one of a few states that has laws regarding surrogacy, which is a great benefit for all parties involved.

What is surrogacy?

Surrogacy is when a woman carries a child for someone else. There are two types of surrogacy: gestational and traditional. Gestational surrogacy is when both eggs and sperm are provided by the intended parents and/or donors. Traditional surrogacy is when the surrogate provides the eggs, making her the biological mother. In Florida, both gestational and traditional surrogacy are legal and thoroughly regulated.

Surrogate Requirements in Florida

To ensure the health and safety of both the surrogate and baby, surrogates must meet certain requirements. At Reproductive Possibilities, our requirements for Florida and all surrogates are as follows:

  • Must have given birth before (with no medical complications and no more than three c-sections)
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be between the ages of 21 and 44 years old (exceptions may be made for experienced surrogates)
  • Have a BMI of 18-33

Surrogate Pay in Florida

In paid surrogacy, gestational surrogates are compensated for their emotional, physical, and mental dedication to helping others achieve their family-building dreams. In Florida, surrogate mothers can earn between $55,000 to $60,000, which includes base pay and benefits, plus expenses. A single fetus can earn a surrogate $35,000; a birth consisting of multiple fetuses can earn an additional $5,000. Experienced gestational carriers typically receive higher

compensation than first-time surrogates. Once you’re accepted as a surrogate, your RP team will guide you through the surrogate compensation process.

How Florida Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

Once you have filled out a surrogate application, completed the screening process, and have been accepted into our surrogacy program, the next step is to match you with your intended parents. Reproductive Possibilities works with intended parents from all over the country and beyond.

During the matching process, we ask both our surrogates and intended parents about their preferences to ensure we make a suitable match for everyone involved. For surrogates, you can specify the type of intended parents you hope to match with. We have many amazing intended parents, that would be so happy to match with a surrogate anywhere in the Sunshine State.

Once a potential match has been made, the Reproductive Possibilities team will organize a conference in which you and your prospective intended parents discuss various details, including:

  • Preferred forms of communication
  • Willingness to carry multiples, reduce and/or terminate a pregnancy
  • Family and support systems.

If you and the intended parents agree to move forward, then you are considered matched! The surrogacy process will then begin in earnest and your coordinator at Reproductive Possibilities will initiate communication between you and your intended parents.

To learn more, visit our surrogacy process page for surrogate mothers.

Are you an intended parent looking to get matched with a surrogate in Florida? Visit our Intended Parents page to get started.

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Benefits of Becoming a Surrogate in Florida

There are many benefits to becoming a surrogate in Florida! In addition to compensation, you will also have access to top-rated hospitals and high-quality clinics throughout the state, whether you live in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, or anywhere else in Florida. Plus, while we work with intended parents throughout the world, we also work with many individuals and couples who live in and near Florida, which is an extra bonus for any potential surrogate looking to make a match close to home.

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How to Become a Surrogate in Florida

Every journey begins with a single step. For potential surrogates, the first step is to fill out the application and share your medical and personal history. Reproductive Possibilities will review your application closely and determine if you meet our surrogate requirements. If accepted, we’ll contact you to complete a series of interviews with our team, where we will inquire about your medical history, criminal background, and more.

We’ll also be there to answer all of your questions about becoming a surrogate in Florida and will discuss the next steps in the process.

Become a Surrogate in Florida

Now is a great time to begin your surrogacy journey!

Reproductive Possibilities fully supports surrogates and intended parents at every step of their journey. We are here to answer any of your questions and aid you in the application process. Fill out an application today and begin the journey of a lifetime.

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