Surrogacy is a terribly complex section of reproductive law. Across the fifty states laws can vary dramatically.
Florida’s surrogacy law is more restrictive than some states, such as California, but less restrictive than others such as Washington, D.C.
Surrogacy comes in two forms. Most surrogacies come as gestational surrogacy in which the pregnancy is created through in vitro fertilization where the egg from outside the body is fertilized and then implanted in the surrogate’s uterus.
Alternatively, the “traditional “type of surrogacy involves fertilizing an egg within the surrogate with the father’s sperm. This traditional type has fallen out of favor and now makes up only five percent of all surrogacies.