An Introduction To Surrogacy Law In Florida
In This Article, You Will Discover…
- Who needs an attorney during the adoption or surrogacy process.
- Where to start if you’re interested in surrogacy.
- What financial compensation surrogates receive.
- And more…
You Deserve The Best. You Can Find It At The Law Office Of Charlotte H. Danciu, Esq.
I have worked with surrogates and intended parents for about 25 years since service became legal in Florida. Florida has the best laws for surrogacy in the country, if not the world.
All those years of experience working with doctors, helping to coordinate appointments, and making a good match between a surrogate and a family ultimately result in a happy, beautiful experience and a healthy baby.
What Is Our Experience With Surrogates?
I work with amazing families who want to come together to help each other. Surrogate mothers are an incredible group of women – they’re giving, loving, and nurturing. Surrogate mothers are not in this for the money; they’re in this to help someone because no matter what they are paid, they understand that the gift they give by carrying a child for someone is priceless.
Do Surrogates Need Their Surrogate Attorney?
Surrogates have the option of having their attorney. I do not represent them; I represent the couple paying all the bills – the intended parents. The intended parents can legally pay for an attorney for the surrogate if she would like one. She also has the right to waive an attorney; it is entirely up to her. There are provisions in the contract to account for the surrogate’s attorney.
My contracts are very straightforward. I’ve been doing this a long time, so they address many issues that may come up. They’re also very fair and generous to the surrogate because I genuinely appreciate what they do for the families, and I only work with families who feel the same way.
If Someone Is Interested In Surrogacy, Where Should They Start?
If you are interested in surrogacy, you can start by calling us. There are specific requirements. To be eligible, you must:
- Be between 21 and 42 years old
- Have had a child through a successful pregnancy without complications
- Have a clean lifestyle
- Be healthy
When you reach out to us, we explain the entire process, so giving us a call is the best place to start.
If A Couple Is Considering Surrogacy, Where Should They Begin?
You could begin the process of surrogacy by calling our office and scheduling a free consultation with me. I can go over the process and the expenses. It’s not an inexpensive venture, but we try to keep the costs in check.
We will tell you about how everything works, and we’ll let you know about our surrogates. I do not take on one hundred clients at a time because I don’t want you to wait long for your surrogate. Usually, within a couple of months, you will have a lovely woman who has generously agreed to carry your child for you.
What Is The Financial Compensation For Being A Surrogate?
There isn’t any amount that’s sufficient compensation for what a surrogate is doing for a family. However, the law allows us to pay surrogates, and the average compensation for a first-time surrogate as a base is around $35,000. That base does not include things such as clothing, transportation, prenatal yoga, and massages.
However, we want her to be comfortable and well taken care of during the pregnancy, so those expenses are typically added. Our level of care has led women to come back as a surrogate a second, third, and fourth time. Each time the compensation increases. The compensation ranges from $35,000 to as much as $60,000 to $65,000 as a base. That’s negotiable and discussable.
For more information on Experience In Handling Florida Surrogacy Cases, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (561) 330-6700 today.