How to Become a Surrogate Mother in Florida

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More women than ever are answering the calling to become a surrogate.

ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency: Leading the Way in Florida Surrogacy

Most Experienced Miami Surrogacy Agency. Highest Florida Surrogate Pay. Best Surrogate Support.

ConceiveAbilities is the most experienced surrogacy agency in the United States and the best for surrogates. Our decades of working in South Florida gives us the advantage of working with Florida’s finest doctors and professionals in surrogacy, families and Florida surrogates for 25 years. We know the surrogacy process in Florida better than any other agency. We have the on-the-ground know-how to protect your interests as a surrogate at every step, so you can focus on the joy of helping another family build their family and get paid well for doing so. And, we’ve used all of our experience to create something no one else has: a first-of-its-kind innovative program built just for surrogates to care, compensate, and protect you to help you achieve your dream of helping another family. Watch founder Nazca Fontes and ConceiveAbilities surrogate Andrea Brenes share surrogacy with Miami’s Six in The Mix.

Surrogates sit at the heart of our program, and we are ready to guide you through your Florida surrogacy journey from our Miami office (by appointment only) and you can call us anytime at (786) 540-0351. We pride ourselves on providing a local, personalized experience for each surrogate, while using our decades of experience and national reach to help match Miami surrogates with intended parents in Florida, throughout the Southeast and across America. Because of our earned reputation, Miami hospital systems, OB-GYNs, and fertility clinics turn to us for highly qualified surrogates. We partner with the best IVF clinics in Florida including Center for Reproductive Medicine in Winter Park, Shady Grove Fertility Tampa, IVF Florida Margate, and IVFMD in South Miami that are readily accessible for surrogates from all of Florida.

I always wanted to be a surrogate and give this gift to someone. I wanted to help a family have a child. I want to leave my kids a legacy of compassion and genuine kindness to help others.
Andrea Brenes, ConceiveAbilities Surrogate

Why do women become surrogates in Florida? Simply put, surrogates have a remarkable opportunity to create happiness and fulfillment for others, discovering a calling and purpose in an unforgettably unique way. Surrogates find joy in helping others. And, we’ve used all of our experience to create something no one else has: a first-of-its-kind innovative program built just for surrogates to care, compensate, and protect you so you can do just that. Florida is a fantastic place to be a surrogate, with a longstanding legal statute to ensure a favorable environment for gestational surrogacy agreements and a vibrant community of fertility and obstetrical experts.

ConceiveAbilities makes the process of becoming a Florida surrogate simple. We create a community, prioritizing what matters most to surrogates: timing, matching, support and compensation, which empowers freedom and peace of mind. This includes a proprietary matching process pairing these women with the families they were meant to help. With the All-In Care and Compensation Program, each surrogate receives top pay, perfect matching and timing for them, Fourth Trimester partum care and monthly care packages. Read more about why Andrea decided to become a Miami surrogate in the Chaotic Commute.

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All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program

ConceiveAbilities will expertly guide you through the surrogacy process. We know timing, matching and surrogate pay are priorities for you and your family. You may want a local match with intended parents that also live in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach area and, if so, we have many hopeful Florida families waiting to find their perfect surrogate. Florida-based surrogates are in high demand and you will find many options to consider. Here is simply why ConceiveAbilities is the best Florida surrogacy agency for surrogates to partner with: We offer a comprehensive All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program designed just for you.

Full partum care from the beginning of your surrogacy journey through fourth trimester recovery. We help you take advantage of the immense resources available throughout Florida so that you emerge from your surrogacy journey stronger than ever.

At ConceiveAbilities, you are surrounded by a complete support team, all in-house, including financial, insurance, legal guidance and a personal Match Manager, that guides you step by step through the process. We are fully invested in your emotional and physical health to ensure you have the best surrogacy journey possible.

Monthly packages to show you how much you are valued. Can you taste that juicy sweetness of farm-fresh fruit? Those freshly cut flowers that you picked up at your local farmer’s market? We can too and we'll be sending you goodies like this in your monthly care package.

Great pay for you. We know, and you know, that surrogacy is motivated by the desire to help a family. And, compensation is also important. As a surrogate in and around Miami, your estimated base pay with us begins at $57,000. Our pay package for you is the highest of any Florida surrogacy agency. Period. And, others require you to submit expense reports for reimbursement. We are not shy to talk about compensation and we want to hear your priorities, as compared to competitors that provide averages or broad ranges and make you negotiate your own package. Talk to us and we’ll make sure you have the perfect package for you. Use our surrogate salary calculator to get your estimated base pay. Then take this survey and our Surrogate Engagement Coordinator will work with you to get you your personalized surrogate compensation package.

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There Are Many Surrogacy Agencies in Florida. Why Should You Choose ConceiveAbilities?

We have earned our stellar reputation and we intend to keep it. Our surrogates are known for being exceptional by both intended parents and medical professionals. The proof is in our well-established networks and in the numbers.

  • 95% of our surrogates are medically cleared by IVF clinics.
  • 56% of our surrogates do a repeat surrogacy journey.

And, perhaps the ultimate proof: 78% of our surrogates want to refer a friend to be a surrogate.

Why? Because they loved their experience with us. We have decades of experience helping hundreds of surrogates and families in Florida grow their families. Unlike some other Florida surrogacy agencies who use third parties for matching and escrow, we keep everything in house so our team is fully informed about your needs without any hassle. Our expert staff is at your fingertips and ready to help you start your surrogacy journey. We have dozens of hopeful parents in the Southeast ready to immediately match with a Florida surrogate like you. Want to wait to get pregnant? We can do that too. We customize our qualification process to work at your pace, with no timing pressure. We are on your timeline and you are in control.

Why Florida Is A Great Place To Be A Surrogate

Florida is a great place for your surrogacy journey because surrogacy is well protected. The Sunshine State is one of the best states for surrogacy arrangements with laws that are modern and that take scientific advancements in third party assisted reproduction into consideration.

The state’s comprehensive law protects the rights of the surrogate and the intended parents alike.

Great Maternity Care


Seven Florida hospitals made Newsweek Magazine’s Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2021 list. So no matter what part of Florida you call home, as a surrogate, you have great options for maternal health care during your surrogacy journey. Here are the seven hospitals that made the list: AdventHealth DeLand, AdventHealth Tampa, Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Sacred Heart Hospital On The Emerald Coast, St. Lucie Medical Center, and Tampa General Hospital.

You Are Needed

Florida families from all different backgrounds are dreaming of building their families with the help of a surrogate. Because surrogacy is the most successful treatment for infertility, more and more people are turning to surrogacy. There are many reasons people need to use a surrogate to have children. For instance, meet Miamian Ashley Katzen, who shared why using a surrogate was the best choice for her and her husband. At sixteen, Ashley was diagnosed with vaginal agenesis, also known as Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. While she had eggs, her uterus and cervix were missing. At such a young age, the struggle was unimaginable, but she credits the experience for preparing her for IVF and her surrogacy journey. Knowing that she had viable eggs, it was never not an option for her to have children that were genetically hers and she always knew that surrogacy was the route she would go. Your gift of family can help other Florida people like Ashley and Jonathon achieve their dream of becoming parents.

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Ashley Katzen, Miami Intended Mother
Our superwoman, our surrogate Jenna, has been the light in our life during the darkest of times. She is the reason we were able to meet the blessing that I spent half of my life preparing for. There truly aren’t enough words to express our most sincere appreciation towards the work she has put in to bring this baby boy into the world.

You’re Supported


Miami is a major metropolitan area with many fantastic great parenting support groups. Miami Mom Collective is a resource for surrogate moms to connect. Curious about what kind of Miami woman chooses to become a surrogate mother? Our surrogate Andrea Brenes shares what inspired her to become a surrogate mother with Miami moms. You can also find almost any group you are looking to connect throughout your surrogacy journey like Mothers Doula, fitness groups like Momleta and breast milk donor groups like Mothers' Milk Bank of Florida.

Best Podcast for FL Surrogates? Check out All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast with Nazca Fontes that covers all things surrogacy. From what drives women to become surrogate mothers to intended parents’ emotional journeys including infertility to industry experts weighing in on important topics you need to know about.

Inspired to start your Florida surrogacy journey? Take 5 minutes to qualify now. No obligations!

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Who Can You Help By Becoming a Surrogate in Florida?

1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility. Did you know surrogacy is the most successful treatment for infertility with a 75% success rate? And a growing percentage of all IVF treatments are completed with a surrogate, now over 5.4% in 2019? As more people turn to surrogacy to build their family, more surrogates are needed. You, as a surrogate mother, have the power to help hopeful parents’ dreams of a family come true. Why do people need a surrogate to build their families? There are many reasons hopeful parents turn to a surrogate, including:

  • LGBTQ community including single men and gay couples
  • Infertility diagnosis
  • Uterine medical conditions that are either genetic or caused by illness like cancer or endometriosis

Inspired to become a surrogate ? Apply now to help Florida families!

What Is The Process of Becoming A Surrogate in Florida?

A surrogacy journey in Florida is a big commitment and you are the hero at the center of that journey. Our experience ensures that you have a step-by-step process, from applying to be a surrogate in Florida all the way through a successful fourth trimester recovery. Learn more about our surrogate process here. Want to learn about how to qualify to be a surrogate? Watch our video that shows what happens when you apply.

From helping you do your research on the best Florida surrogacy agency to matching you with a family, ConceiveAbilities is honored to make your dream of being a surrogate come true. We are happy to answer all of your surrogacy questions and we also know how valuable it is to be able to speak with someone who has had a shared experience. We have a rich resource group of past surrogate advocates who have volunteered to speak with you about the process.

Our Florida Surrogate Advocates, Andrea Brenes and Stacy, are ready to share their personal experience as a ConceiveAbilities surrogate in Florida and answer any surrogacy questions you have directly. Click here to learn more about ConceiveAbilities' surrogate advocate program and, more specifically, how to contact Andrea and Stacy.

Andrea is a happily married mom of two living her best life in sunny Miami, Florida. When she is not with her family or working, she is in the kitchen. She also loves crafting and working on DIY projects with her husband. Andrea has wanted to become a surrogate as long as she can remember. She even recalls telling her high school friends that one day she wanted to carry a baby for someone. As a first generation Cuban American, family is at the heart of everything she does. Helping people has always been something her mom ingrained in her life while growing up. After the birth of her first daughter, Andrea said to her mother-in-law, “I want to give this gift to someone. I want to help a family have a child." Andrea is currently fulfilling her purpose and is embarking on her first surrogacy journey in Miami, Florida. You can follow her surrogacy journey on her Instagram Surrogacy Diaries. And, check out Andrea's amazing bakery here!

Growing up as an "Army Brat” Stacy lived in many states and countries, but she has called Florida home for the past 25 years. Stacy is a married mother of two children, one boy and one girl. Originally an early childhood educator, Stacy completed her MBA in 2014 and has since enjoyed a successful career in Association Management, specifically Communications and Events. When she isn't hustling 9-5, Stacy enjoys over-extending herself by baking and making hand-decorated sugar cookies, volunteering, and sweating it out at the gym. When she really needs to wind down, she enjoys throwing on a good episode of mind numbing reality TV. As a previous ConceiveAbilities surrogate who maintains the blog "Stories from the Stork," Stacy enjoys engaging in an open dialogue about surrogacy and hopes to further normalize the concept. She is happy to help surrogate applicants navigate through any questions they might have.

We also invite you to join us at the Surrogacy Learning Center, a safe and secure online environment to learn more from a kind and giving community of joyful surrogates and fantastic experts.

Take the next step to become a surrogate in Florida. Take our short survey to begin your surrogacy journey.

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Matching with Your Intended Family in Florida

How do we match you, as a surrogate, with the intended family of your choice? Our proprietary matching process pairs you with the family you were meant to help who has shared values and expectations. Matching Matters® has a 97% success rate at first introduction, expediting your journey.

Throughout the screening process, we will have gotten to know you well; toward the end of that process, we will interview you in detail to learn more about your values and expectations for your surrogacy journey. The principles we prioritize in Matching Matters are based on relationship compatibility, medical criteria of the intended parents’ clinic, legal considerations, reproductive choices and other specifics requested by you as a surrogate, and the intended parents. Our experts take into account all aspects of the surrogacy process to thoroughly vet compatibility.

Unlike some other surrogacy agencies in Florida who don’t show you parent profiles, we will present you with a curated, carefully vetted profile of potential intended parent matches, so you can learn about the family you choose to help. The result? The right match the first time, helping you move closer to your dream of helping a family build their family.

Surrogate Requirements in Florida

Our surrogate requirements make sure your surrogacy journey is as healthy and successful as possible. In addition to being physically and emotionally healthy, you will have to meet set criteria to be a surrogate. Review these basic qualifications to find out if you qualify as a Florida surrogate candidate:

  • A long term resident of the United States
  • Between the ages of 21 and 40 at time of matching
  • At least one healthy, uncomplicated full-term birth
One of the amazing things about ConceiveAbilities is that they pre-screen their gestational carriers. 99.9% of gestational carriers that are presented to us from ConceiveAbilities will pass their medical screening.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Becoming A Surrogate in Florida

What Is Included in the All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program?


It’s not just about the base pay, we are deeply invested in your physical and emotional health. ConceiveAbilities is proud to offer our first-of-its-kind All-In Surrogate Care and Compensation Program.

Fourth Trimester Partum Care: A comprehensive plan to ensure a successful Fourth Trimester recovery, from the start of your pregnancy and based on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists standard of care, including

  • A personalized intake session covering the facts behind, and options for, doula care and birth preparation, physical therapy, nutrition, and fitness / movement
  • Monthly Q&A sessions with rotating experts throughout your pregnancy
  • A dedicated program of postpartum emotional support, with a trusted network of knowledgeable and caring surrogates
  • Monthly Care Packages, because we love to let you know how much we appreciate you, with items that are hand-selected based on what is most appealing to you.

Learn more about the importance of the fourth trimester with OB-Gyn Dr. Aasta Mehta on our podcast All Things Conceivable: A Surrogacy Podcast with Nazca Fontes.

What Other Support Does ConceiveAbilities Provide Surrogates?


A surrogacy journey is a big undertaking. We understand that and want to support our Florida surrogates through every step, so you can focus on the joy of helping another family build their family and get paid well for doing so. In addition to your dedicated ConceiveAbilities Match Manager who will server as your primary point of contact throughout your entire surrogacy journey, you will also receive the following:

  • Legal Support: The comprehensive ‘Pregnancy on Paper’ is one of the most reassuring parts of the surrogacy process to have small details and ‘what-ifs’ predetermined so that you can feel secure and legally protected. Your own lawyer who represents you, but is paid for by your intended parents, ensures that the comprehensive agreement between you and your intended parents covers everything having to do with your surrogacy including obstetrical care, payments to you, communication between you and your intended parents, “What Ifs” like what happens if you go on bed rest and need additional support, and parentage.
  • Insurance Support: Insurance coverage? Money negotiations? Payment disputes? Handled. Not your problem. We work closely with an insurance specialist to manage all the details of your insurance coverage including billing and coverage.
  • Emotional Support: Continuing through your full recovery from the pregnancy, we provide dedicated support, with mental health professionals on staff, to guide and help you through this demanding time in your life. We help you build your relationship with your intended parents, using our decades of experience across 100s of surrogacy journeys to guide you through tough conversations and potential conflicts. You, your voice and your choices are at the forefront of your surrogacy journey. Additionally, we introduce you to the Surrogate Sisterhood, a private community of women who are actively engaged with us on a surrogacy journey. You will have routine opportunities to connect with this incredible network of supporters that totally “get it” and are available to answer any question you may have.
  • Educational Support: Learn more about surrogacy and collaborate with others in our one-of-a-kind community, the Surrogacy Learning Center.

Is Surrogacy in Florida Legal?

Gestational Surrogacy is permitted by statute in Florida (Ch.742.15 FL Stat.) for married couples who are allowed to file Petitions for Affirmation of Parental Status. However, other Intended Parents are still able to do surrogacy in Florida, either only by filing paternity and maternity petitions or through pre-planned adoptions. Florida does not grant traditional pre-birth orders, but many courts will grant interim orders for medical decisions and paternity. However, a post-birth order must be obtained before a birth certificate with the parents’ names on it can be issued. At the hospital, the surrogate will need to fill out the birth certificate information but her information is merely a placeholder until that final order can be issued

Will I Be Related To The Baby?

No. A ConceiveAbilities surrogate does not share any genetics with the baby they are carrying for another family. Learn more about the difference between traditional and gestational surrogacy from Dr. Shapiro of RBA Atlanta.

How Much Do Florida Surrogates Get Paid?

Miami surrogates earn top compensation for being gestational surrogates because Florida is a high demand state. Base salary for a first time surrogate in Miami, FL is $52,000. Plus if you apply now, you earn an additional $7,500 for a limited time. With ConceiveAbilities, we cover your needs upfront including location, insurance and incidentals with no receipts needed. We also take into consideration your wage replenishment and qualifications that can increase your financial package. Use our surrogate pay calculator to get your estimated base pay, knowing your detailed personal surrogate compensation can be more depending on your situation.

How Do You Choose The Best Florida Surrogacy Agency For You?

As the nation’s most experienced surrogacy agency, ConceiveAbilities is ready to help you navigate your surrogacy journey in Florida. For years, we have been helping hopeful Florida parents build their families through surrogacy. We have the experience, with registered nurses, surrogacy professional network and legal knowledge, to help you fulfill your dream of becoming a surrogate in Florida.

How Do I Start My Surrogacy Journey in Florida?

As a potential Florida surrogate, we have made it easy and fast for you to find out if you meet basic requirements. Learn more about how to take our survey here to qualify to be a ConceiveAbilities surrogate.

Can I Be A Surrogate If I Don’t Live in the Miami Area?

Yes! If you live anywhere in Florida, you can fulfill your dream of being a paid surrogate for a hopeful family. We have surrogates applying from everywhere in Florida: Orlando, Sarasota, Largo, Tampa, Tallahassee, Palm Beach, Lakeland, Cape Coral, Miramar, Gainesville, Clearwater, Palm Bay, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg and more.

How Long Does A Surrogacy Journey in FL Take?

Once you are qualified to become a Florida surrogate, a surrogacy journey takes approximately 1-2 years to complete.

Can My Surrogacy Agency Help Me Navigate the Legal Aspects of Surrogacy?

Yes, ConceiveAbilities assists surrogates with finding legal representation in Florida, specifically an attorney who is specialized in surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology law. Your legal services are paid for by your intended parents and ConceiveAbilities works closely with your attorney to coordinate all of the legal aspects of your match.

Does ConceiveAbilities Surrogacy Agency Have An Office in Miami?

Yes, we have an office in Miami at 78 SW 7th Street Miami, FL 33130. Call us at any time at (786) 540-0351.

Will I Be Matched With Intended Parents From Florida?

We know being close to your intended parents and fertility clinic throughout your surrogacy journey might be important to you - for convenience, relationship building and peace of mind. Florida has some of the best IVF clinics in the world and families who are seeking local Florida surrogates like you. If matching with a local Florida family is important to you, we will prioritize matching you as close to home as possible. You may find, in your matching process, that factors other than geographic proximity become more important to you. We see great success in both local and long distance surrogacy journeys.

Do You Have More Information About The LGBTQ Community in Florida interested in becoming Gay Parents?

We are proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly surrogacy agency in Miami. Men Having Babies is a great resource for gay dads. It is an international organization dedicated to providing gay men with educational and financial support to achieve parenthood through surrogacy. You can learn more about how hopeful Florida gay parents and men all over the world become parents at their website. You can also check out our podcast with single gay dad Joseph Tito, The Dad Diaries, and his surrogacy journey experience.

How Do I Learn More About Infertility and Surrogacy?

You can learn more about how to become a surrogate with ConceiveAbilities here. You can also get more information about surrogacy and fertility at American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Resolve: The National Infertility Association.

Choose the ConceiveAbilities’ surrogate mother program in Miami, Florida

The process for getting started is easy, confidential, and secure. Go ahead and take the first step with ConceiveAbilities. We are looking forward to getting to know you.

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