Your interest in helping make intended parents’ dreams come true is selfless and valiant. Since 2009, our agency has helped hundreds of qualified surrogate mothers deliver babies for those who are unable to, while at the same time financially benefitting themselves and their own families. Below we provide valuable information about our agency and what to expect along this rewarding journey. If you are open to taking the first step, please fill out the form below or give us a call at 954-737-4373.
About The Agency
We Love Our Surrogates
We truly care about surrogates with whom we have the honor of working, and we want each of them to have the most successful and rewarding journey possible. We are fully committed to providing gestational surrogates with the highest standard of safety, quality, and service every step of the way. We are on this journey together which is why it is so important to us to get to know the gestational surrogates and work hard to fulfill their needs. Listen to some of our surrogate stories below. This is a great way to get a peek into the surrogate experience and get to know our agency better.
Crystal L.Ormond Beach, FL
Rebecca M.Port St. Lucie, FL
While delivering a baby for another family is an extraordinary experience, gestational surrogacy is a physical and emotional journey, which warrants proper compensation for the surrogate mother. The money paid to surrogates can help buy a car, put a down payment on a new home, pay off debt, allow them to get paid while staying home with their own young children, or even working their regular job.
Surrogate mother pay can vary, but the average surrogate living in Florida is paid a base of $35,000-$50,000 with additional compensation and benefits based on whether she’s an experienced gestational carrier and whether she has health insurance.
$35,000 – $50,000
$35,000 – $50,000 +
Once a base fee is established, a surrogate will receive additional payments of:
for the start of medications
for the embryo transfer
for a positive pregnancy test (with a beta that exceeds 100)
The total compensation package and payment disbursements is governed by a legal contract to protect both the surrogate mother and the intended parents.
See if You Qualify
If the initial surrogate application passes the first set of eligibility requirements, the applicant will be contacted by Jeannette to review medical records and conduct a background check.
2 Surrogacy Consultation
During this step surrogate mothers will have a video call with a surrogate coordinator who will explain the surrogacy process step-by-step. While surrogates can ask questions at any point throughout the process, this is a good time for surrogates to discuss whatever may be on their mind.
3 Intended Parent Matching
One of the more exciting steps in the process, the surrogate is matched with the intended parents. When a match is made, there will be a profile exchange with intended parents, then a video call. If all parties agree, the match becomes official. Life Through Surrogacy has many intended parents waiting for the right surrogate match.
4 Medical Screening & Legal
This step involves the surrogate mother visiting the IVF clinic for a medical screening. During the medical screening, the surrogate will also meet with a psychologist. If she is married or in a relationship, her partner will also attend the session with the psychologist. Once the medical and psychological assessments are completed, the attorneys will draft the Gestational Surrogacy Agreement (the legal contract between the surrogate and the intended parents).
5 Monitoring Appointments & Embryo Transfer
Once the surrogate is approved by the intended parents’ chosen IVF clinic, the surrogate mother begins medications. The surrogate mother will then attend local monitoring appointments to ensure her body is responding to the medications properly. Once her body is ready, an appointment will be set up for the embryo transfer.
The surrogate mother will be tested to confirm pregnancy. Once pregnant, she’ll receive an ultrasound at approximately 8 weeks for confirmation of a heartbeat. During the pregnancy, the surrogate mom will be required to attend all OB appointments and provide the intended parents with updates until the big delivery day arrives.
Frequently Asked Questions
With gestational surrogacy, the egg comes from either the intended mother or an egg donor, and the sperm comes from either an intended father or a sperm donor. The embryo is created through in vitro and then transferred into a surrogate. A gestational surrogate’s eggs are not used in this process, and the gestational surrogate is not biologically related to the baby! A gestational surrogate is sometimes referred to as a “gestational carrier.”
In gestational surrogacy, the intended parents’ fertilized embryo is transferred into the gestational carrier’s uterus. Surrogates do not contribute genetically to the baby, so they are not related to the baby they carry.
They actually do not. We are aware of other agencies claiming to pay surrogates up to $80,000. These misleading numbers inflate the base pay by including medical expenses, insurance expenses, and other items that may not even be necessary. As a highly reputable surrogacy agency, transparency and trust is paramount. We never inflate actual surrogate compensation with medical and other support costs. Our average surrogate reimbursement package is competitive at approximately $35,000 – $50,000 plus a $300 monthly allowance and other financial incentives. Visit Surrogate Compensation for more information.
Professional psychological counseling and peer support, as well as medical counseling and procedures directly related to the pregnancy are provided to the gestational carrier throughout the surrogacy process as needed. You are never alone during this process.
During her pregnancy a gestational surrogate can do anything any other pregnant woman can do, unless otherwise advised by her doctor. A surrogate can work her normal full-time job and also receive the legally-allowed reimbursement for her living expenses through the surrogacy.
Life Through Surrogacy, Inc. is a full-service surrogacy agency that matches prospective Intended Parents with prospective Gestational Carriers (also known as “Surrogate Mothers”) throughout the state of Florida. Intended Parents are sometimes from other states or countries, but we work exclusively with Gestational Carriers in Florida.
The ideal surrogate is already raising at least one child, has a healthy height-to-weight ratio, and lives a healthy lifestyle. Please refer to our other minimum requirements above to determine your likely eligibility prior to applying.
No matter what your reason is for becoming a Surrogate Mother, we are here to make your experience – from the initial consultation to delivery and far into the future – a positive one. If you meet the requirements above, please fill out the preliminary application below.