Become a Surrogate in Florida2023-01-01T15:38:31+00:00

Become a Surrogate in Florida

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Surrogacy with Eggceptional Fertility is a deeply meaningful journey, with both emotional and financial benefits. Surrogates carry babies for people who cannot have children on their own. Going through pregnancy and delivery for someone else’s baby is an incredibly generous and compassionate act. We are so grateful to our sisterhood of surrogates, and offer them a supportive, affirming environment to thrive in throughout their journey.

Working with Eggceptional Fertility as a surrogate gives you the opportunity to turn someone’s dearest dream into reality, while also supporting your own family’s financial future.

With You Every Step of the Way

Our surrogates’ health, well-being, and satisfaction are our top focus. You are giving an incredible gift, and we are here to make sure your journey is positive, meaningful, and affirming. We’ve supported many surrogates through their journeys and have years of experience to help you navigate the ins and outs of the process smoothly and securely.

The first step on your surrogacy journey is to fill out our surrogate application. The next step is a personal interview, which is our chance to get to know you, and your chance to share your hopes for your journey and any questions you’d like to ask. After joining Eggceptional Fertility as a surrogate, we’ll help you create a profile and match with intended parents with whom you feel connected. The surrogacy process is exciting and meaningful – read more about it here.

The spiritual and emotional rewards of providing intended parents with the gift of life are priceless.

Who Can Be a Surrogate?

It takes a truly special person to be a surrogate. Eggceptional Fertility surrogates:

  • Enjoy being pregnant
  • Have at least one child of their own
  • Feel called to help others experience parenthood
  • Are physically and mentally healthy and financially stable
  • Have a strong support system

Intended parents trust us, and our surrogates, with the most precious responsibility possible. We take that responsibility seriously, to protect the health and well-being of our surrogates, intended parents, and future babies alike. You can read more about surrogate qualifications here.

Surrogate Requirements

How Much Are Surrogates Compensated?

emotional commitment, you also receive financial compensation. Your surrogacy benefits package also includes all medical costs, insurance, stipends for maternity clothing, and travel expenses, and other benefits. Your intended parents will pay for all out-of-pocket expenses.

We offer a generous compensation package where most Eggceptional Fertility surrogates can make between $60,000 to $80,000. Compensation can vary depending on factors like previous experience, location, and your specific pregnancy. Because every surrogacy is unique, each compensation package is personalized to your needs. We will go over additional compensation details during your interview – or, feel free to call to ask us any questions! We’re happy to help.

For more surrogate compensation details click here.

An Experience Like No Other

Deciding to be a surrogate is a life-changing decision with long-lasting positive ripples and benefits after the baby is born. Surrogates often form close friendships with their intended parents, as you all travel together on this journey. Our matching process ensures that you can feel 100% secure and connected to the parents you choose to help, knowing they share your values and can’t wait to welcome a beloved baby into their family. Your family will also benefit from accompanying you on this selfless journey. We see our Eggceptional Fertility surrogates, donors, and intended parents as members of one big family, all joining together to nurture family love and help change lives. If that describes you, we’d love to talk – apply today.

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Surrogacy FAQs

Common questions from women interested in becoming surrogates.

Why should I choose Eggceptional Fertility?2023-01-02T20:41:43+00:00

As a surrogate, when you choose to embark on a journey with us, we promise to be beside you every step of the way. We will educate, lead and guide you through your surrogacy journey. We will also work tirelessly to support you as you help make parents’ dreams come true.

We have surrogates that are open to sharing their experiences and answer any questions. Our two-way matching process focuses on finding the best fit for you and your intended parents. We offer extensive support from the moment you start researching through the pregnancy, delivery, and beyond. We have been a part of the infertility community for over a decade, and we’ve seen almost every situation.

We’ll help you navigate the road, smooth the bumps, and cheer when we reach our destination. Every person who works at Eggceptional is dedicated to you and your journey.

How much do surrogates make?2023-01-02T20:42:13+00:00

Eggceptional offers a comprehensive benefits package. Surrogate compensation varies depending on your insurance, state of residence, whether you’ve been a surrogate before, and the terms outlined in your Carrier Agreement. However, typical compensation is between $60,000 and $80,000.

Why should I choose working with an agency versus going independent?2019-07-31T15:44:52+00:00

Working with an agency is to your advantage as we provide full support and guidance throughout the entire process. All aspects of the surrogacy journey are handled by our team, from matching, to screening, to legal, and social work support. We handle any issues that may arise. If there is a dispute or issue that comes up, this can be uncomfortable when not working with an agency who can handle it for you. You are also guaranteed that your full fee will be paid as laid out in your contract, in addition to all of your expenses when working with Eggceptional.

What are the requirements to become a surrogate?2023-01-02T20:42:46+00:00

Successful surrogate applicants:

  • Have delivered at least one child of their own
  • Are between the ages of 21-41 years of age
  • Do not participate government aid programs such as cash assistance, welfare, public housing or section 8. All other forms of government assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Typically have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no higher than 33
  • Live in a surrogate-friendly state in the United States (we are very sorry but we cannot accept gestational carriers who reside in Nebraska, Louisiana, Michigan or New York)
  • Have the support of family and friends
  • Do not use illegal drugs, smoke cigarettes, or abuse alcohol.
I have had my tubes tied. Can I still be a gestational carrier?2019-07-31T15:42:35+00:00

Absolutely. Having your tubes tied will not affect your ability to be a successful surrogate.

Do I need to have insurance that will cover surrogacy?2023-01-02T20:43:19+00:00

No. If you do have medical insurance coverage, we’ll take a look at the plan to see if it is likely to cover surrogacy. If so, you may be entitled to a higher base fee. But if you don’t have insurance, it’s not a problem. We’ll find a plan that will cover you and your intended parents will pay any associated costs.

My significant other doesn’t seem on board with my being a surrogate. Can I still move forward?2019-07-31T15:40:58+00:00

We are sorry but we require that all surrogates and egg donors in our program have the full support of their husband or partner. If you are not married, you must have a support person in place with whom you will share the journey. Your primary support person will also have a screening with our social work team.

Can I choose whom I help?2023-01-02T20:45:17+00:00

Yes. We have all kinds of families who are looking for surrogate mothers, including married couples, single parents, same-sex couples, domestic and foreign couples, and single people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. We have parents who are hoping to add to their families and others who are having a child for the first time.

Can I meet the family with which I might be matched?2023-01-02T20:44:49+00:00

Typically, our surrogates and intended parents will meet each other via a video conference call before moving forward with a match. We encourage both parties to get to know each other and to make sure you feel good about the other party. Occasionally, intended parents will fly out for an initial meeting. More often you will meet them in person for the first time at the screening or transfer stage.

What kind of contact should I expect during my surrogacy?2019-07-31T15:38:47+00:00

You should expect whatever level of contact makes you comfortable, as every journey is unique. We do ask all of our intended parents to be in touch at least once a week from the time they meet you until delivery. Some people choose to have more frequent contact than this, especially around the time of the birth. However, it is not required. Before you cycle and during the pregnancy, you can expect phone calls, emails, and maybe an occasional visit, particularly for OB appointments and ultrasounds. After you deliver, we encourage our surrogate mothers and families to remain in contact through emails, phone calls, pictures and letters or maybe an occasional visit. Everyone is encouraged to do what makes them most comfortable. For most, the relationship develops naturally over time.

Who pays for all the medical bills?2023-01-02T20:44:21+00:00

Your insurance company (or the surrogate maternity insurance coverage we obtain for you and your intended parents) will pay most of the bills related to your pregnancy and delivery. If there are any additional unexpected costs, your intended parents will cover those costs. The family you choose to work with will pay for all IVF medical procedures, expenses, co-payments, and deductibles related to your surrogate pregnancy.

Do I have to travel?2023-01-02T20:43:59+00:00

This depends on where your intended parents have chosen their clinic, but the short answer is yes. You should plan to be available to travel for the transfer, which is typically a four- to seven-day trip. You will be able to bring a companion of your choice on this trip and their expenses will also be covered. You can be medically screened and monitored closer to home, but you will need to travel to the IVF clinic for the transfer. At times, the overseeing IVF clinic will require you to travel for an initial screening. This is typically a one- or two-day trip.


“Surrogacy is a very dedicated and rewarding journey for everyone involved. Jennifer and her team made the process much, much easier. They are very kind, welcoming and professional. They work very hard to make sure everything is lined up when its needed. If there ever was an issue that needed to be addressed; she was on top of it immediately. She even came with me to one of my appointments, so I didn’t have to go alone. I have made very good friends with the intended parents along the way. I have chosen to do surrogacy again with the Eggceptional Fertility to help another family that is in need. I would highly recommend this group of ladies to anyone and everyone who is interested. I could not have done it without them.”

Tiffani S.

“Jennifer and her team are some of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the joy to work with and know! They are always incredibly kind, very accommodating, and proactive if there’s an issue to address. However, with Eggceptional Fertility, problems rarely, if ever, arise. I’ve chosen to do multiple donor cycles with Eggceptional Fertility, and I could not be happier to have such a wonderful group facilitate such vital procedures. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping loving couples achieve their dreams. Whether you are a donor like myself or an intended parent, you are in terrific hands!”

Tithi A.

“I’ve had such an amazing time working through this donation. I couldn’t imagine working with anyone besides the Eggceptional Fertility. Everything was handled so quickly, and I felt taken care of. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into me and the intended parents.”

Ashleigh H.

“After learning more about donating my eggs and finishing my first cycle, I can honestly say that I am very grateful for my experience with Eggceptional Fertility. As a full time student, I appreciate how accommodating they were to my time and schedule. I attribute the success of my donation to the personal relationships I made with the Eggceptional Fertility They genuine cared for my well being and I cannot thank them enough for their kindness from start to finish.”


“My husband and I are very happy with our experience with Eggceptional Fertility. We were devastated when we learned that I suffer from a condition called Premature Aging of the Eggs and that the chances of me conceiving were almost nonexistent. Jennifer and her staff made our experience comfortable and stress free. We can’t begin to express our gratitude to Jennifer and her staff for making our dreams a reality. We are thrilled to say we are expecting our twins December.”

A.B and J.B. - Orlando