Legal situation in Florida/ United States of America
The United States of America is the country that has been carrying out surrogacy processes for the longest time. The first processes were known in the 80s, almost four decades ago. It is the traditionally best known country since most celebrities have chosen it, not only because it is the most reliable destination but also because it has the most permissive laws, as is the case of California. That is why it has become one of the most popular states to carry out these types of processes.
1. USA Law
2. States where surrogacy is regulated
Secondly, there is a group of 15 States called "surrogacy-friendly States", in which Idaho, Connecticut or Rhode Island are included and are in favour of this type of maternity, although it is true that they do not have any law that regulates surrogacy. It is the Court who make the decisions in every single case.
3. States where surrogacy is not regulated
4. Type of surrogacy
5. Health insurances
Advantages and Disadvantages of USA
|A judgement with the names of both intended parent is obtained||The judgment must subsequently be recognised in your country of origin.|
|Any type of person can carry out surrogacy processes, regardless of their marital status or sexual orientation (married couples, common-law couple, single men and women, homosexual couples).||There is no social security. Therefore all medical expenses that may arise are at your expense.|
|There is no fixed-price. If there are extra expenses, such as incubator ones, etc., you will have to pay for them and the cost of the process can skyrocket|
|There is a lack of surrogate mothers, so the time of appointment of a surrogate mother can take between 6-8 months|
|The agency appoints you a surrogate mother, but she has to accept you as intended parents.|
|The cost of processes is the most expensive in the world. A process costs between €90,000 and €180,000, if there are no surprises.|