Welcome to Premium Surrogacy Florida, a sister company to California Premium Surrogacy, located in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Our teams in both locations continue to successfully support surrogacy journeys for patients from all over the world and our Florida office provides an even more convenient location for our South American and European intended parents to start their surrogacy journeys with us.
To best support both our Surrogates and Intended Parents, our team here at Premium Surrogacy Florida work with surrogates who live in the most surrogacy friendly states in the south east: Florida and Georgia.
Surrogacy in Florida
Starting a family with the help of a surrogate is a great option for someone who cannot carry their own child. Premium Surrogacy Florida surrogates undergo medical, psychological and socioeconomic screening in advance so that they are ready for an immediate match with Intended Parents. Since surrogacy laws in Florida are defined and supportive, surrogacy in Florida is a great option for both surrogates and intended parents.
What Is Surrogacy?
Gestational surrogacy is an arrangement where a woman, called a surrogate, agrees to carry a pregnancy for someone else. Commercial surrogacy is completely legal in many states of US, including Florida and Georgia, and surrogates receive compensation for their commitment, time and effort. After the surrogate and intended parent(s) agree to work together and sign a surrogacy contract, an embryo, created at an IVF clinic, is transferred to the surrogate’s womb. Embryos can be can created using eggs and sperm from one or both of the intended parents, an egg donor or sperm donor. With gestational surrogacy, the surrogates have no genetic link to the baby they are carrying.
Gestational Surrogacy Laws in Florida
Understanding surrogacy laws will make the surrogacy process less stressful for both all surrogates and intended parents. To fall under the Florida Surrogacy Statutes, intended parents must be legally married and over the age of 18. The intended parents are called the “commissioning couple” in legal documents. To guarantee that terms are set for gestational surrogacy, the surrogate and the commissioning couple must both enter into a surrogacy contract.
Although individuals and unmarried couples cannot follow the same surrogacy process as married couples, it is still possible for them to add to their families with the help of a surrogate in Florida. This falls under Florida’s Pre-planned Adoption Statutes; intended parent(s) and surrogate sign a pre-planned adoption contract and at the same time the surrogate signs an adoption consent to relinquish all parental rights to the baby that will be born.
Premium Surrogacy Florida will refer you to a qualified lawyer to create your surrogacy or pre-planned adoption contract. This will help protect the rights of both the intended parent(s) and surrogate. Click here to learn the surrogacy contract requirements for the state of Florida.
Becoming a Parent Through Surrogacy in Florida
How do intended parent(s) become the legal parents of their child after their surrogate gives birth? A pre-birth or pre-planned adoption order is the best way to protect your rights before the baby’s birth. Pre-birth orders are not required by law, but they are highly recommended and will help to expedite other legal processes after the baby’s birth. Your lawyer can help you apply for your pre-birth order along with your surrogacy contract.
After a baby is born via gestational surrogacy, the intended parent(s) have three days to petition the court for affirmation of parental status. Simply put, this is what will make your child legally yours. After this process, a new birth certificate is printed for the child with the names of the commissioning individual(s) listed as the baby’s parents.
Surrogacy in Florida for Same-Sex Couples
The state of Florida has a long history of assisting same-sex couples and gay individuals on their fertility journeys. Thanks to marriage equality, this process is easier today than it has been in the past. The state of Florida requires the commissioning couple in a gestational surrogacy to be legally married. As long as you are legally married to your partner, you have the same rights in surrogacy as heterosexual couples. This includes having both parents’ names printed on your child’s birth certificate after the affirmation of parental status.
Becoming a Surrogate with Premium Surrogacy Florida
Are you ready to help someone start or grow their family? Becoming a surrogate will allow you to change someone’s life forever. If you are between the ages of 21 and 39 and have given birth to at least one child, you might qualify to become a surrogate. We’ll compensate you for your time and effort and offer the highest pay and best benefits for our surrogates, regardless of your location. Here at Premium Surrogacy Florida we work with amazing women who live in the state of Florida or Georgia.