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.

Your Guide to Becoming a Florida Surrogate

If you live in Florida and want to learn more about the surrogacy process, Reproductive Possibilities is here to help. Below, you’ll find all the information that a potential surrogate should know about before starting the process:

  • 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 one of a few states that have comprehensive 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:

  • The surrogate must be raising at least one child that she has given birth to
  • The surrogate must have a healthy reproductive history free of medical complications
  • The surrogate must have had only three c-sections during her past deliveries
  • The surrogate must not consume tobacco or nicotine products of any kind
  • The surrogate must be between the ages of 21 and 44 (note: we sometimes accept older candidates who have served as surrogates before)
  • The surrogate must be in good health and have a BMI between 18-33

Surrogate Pay in Florida

While surrogacy is an amazing experience, it is no small feat for the surrogate. Like any other pregnancy, surrogate pregnancies feature physical and emotional challenges. As such, it’s important that surrogates be properly compensated for the gift they provide to individuals and couples who dream of being parents. In Florida, surrogates can receive up to $60,000, which is paid throughout the surrogacy process. This amount includes the base fee, which is $35,000 for a single fetus pregnancy; a birth consisting of multiple fetuses can earn an additional $5,000. Surrogates are also reimbursed for all medical and travel expenses, as well as any expenses associated with pregnancy and delivery. If you have acted as a surrogate in the past, you can ask for higher compensation.

After you have applied to the Reproductive Possibilities surrogacy program, our team will discuss surrogate compensation in more detail and answer any questions that you may have.

How Florida Surrogates and Parents Are Matched

After you have been accepted into our surrogacy program, the next step is to match you with your intended parents. Reproductive Possibilities works with both local intended parents in Florida as well as intended parents from all over the country and world.

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:

  • The primary method of communication during surrogacy
  • The frequency of communication during surrogacy
  • Whether or not the surrogate is comfortable carrying multiples, pregnancy reduction, and/or pregnancy termination
  • Your family and social support systems

If everyone is agreeable to the terms discussed during this conversation and decides to move forward, then congratulations are in order – you’ve been 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

One of the biggest benefits of becoming a surrogate in Florida (or anywhere else in the US) is that you get to have a uniquely rewarding experience in which you help someone else create a life.

In terms of material benefits, surrogates in Florida are compensated generously for the gift they give to families. Plus, Reproductive Possibilities can help you connect with the most highly regarded hospitals and fertility centers throughout the Sunshine State, whether you live in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, or anywhere else in Florida.

One of the benefits of working with Reproductive Possibilities is that, 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 conduct several interviews with our team, so that we can discuss the details of 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.

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