The team at Family Source Consultants greatly prides itself in assisting hopeful parents by creating families through Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy. As an international surrogacy agency with clients worldwide, we welcome intended parents of all religious backgrounds, ethnicities, and races, and we are proud LGBTQ+ allies.

Ana Petersen, our Spanish-speaking International Concierge, has guided and supported hundreds of Intended Parents through their family-building journeys and has built wonderful friendships along the way.

Our Miami, Florida office is located approximately 8 miles from the Miami International Airport (MIA). This prime location allows intended parents direct access from North America, Latin America, and Europe.

Florida is a surrogacy-friendly state for both Gestational Surrogates and Intended Parents and Miami is the perfect destination for families to stay before, during, and after the surrogacy process. Florida is also home to over seventy fertility clinics – not to mention, the beautiful tropical weather!

Q&A With Surrogacy Lawyer, Marla Neufeld

Q: Why is Florida considered a surrogacy-friendly state?

A: “Florida is a surrogacy friendly state as Florida has a legal framework within Florida statutes which governs surrogacy so that the rights of the intended parent(s) and surrogate are protected and a clear path is established to finalize parental rights in favor of the intended parents.”

Q: What are the parentage process for Intended Parent(s) when a gestational surrogate delivers in Florida?

A: “Once the child(ren) is born in Florida via surrogacy, Florida law requires the intended parent(s), within 3 days of the birth, to petition the selected Florida court for a post-birth court order directing the Florida Department of Vital Statistics to issue a birth certificate naming the intended parent(s) as the sole legal parent(s) of the child(ren) and terminating the parental rights of the surrogate. Once the final court order is issued following the birth of the child(ren), the Florida birth certificate in the name(s) of the intended parent(s) is provided shortly thereafter to the intended parent(s). The birth certificate will allow the intended parent(s) to obtain a social security number and U.S. passport for the child(ren).”

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Our personal and professional experience ensures your journey will be the gift of a lifetime.

Our specialized surrogacy team awaits you in Miami, FL. Learn more about our Miami office or contact us now to see what path is best for you!

More on Marla Neufeld

Information on Marla Neufeld, Esq: Marla is the legal chair of Greenspoon Marder’s Surrogacy Law practice group, a full-service Florida law firm, founded in 1981. Marla’s personal experience with surrogacy affords her the ability to provide an array of available third-party reproductive technologies and adoption laws in Florida. Marla is also the co-author of the book published by the American Bar Association, The ABA Guide to Assisted Reproduction: Techniques, Legal Issues, and Pathways to Success.

*Please note that all information in this article is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice from Marla Neufeld, Esq, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in, or accessible through, this information without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer licensed in the recipient’s state, country or other appropriate licensing jurisdiction.*

Staci Swiderski, CEO and owner of Family Source Consultants has been involved in the field of reproductive medicine since 2002. Staci has vigorously grown the comprehensive egg donation and gestational surrogacy agency to become a worldwide leader in the third-party reproduction field. Staci is a former intended parent herself. She and her husband welcomed their son via gestational surrogacy in 2005. Additionally, Staci had the experience of assisting an infertile couple (AKA Recipient Parents) build their family through her efforts as an egg donor, with her donation resulting in the births of their son and daughter.