This method of surrogacy carries far more legal protection than traditional surrogacy.
Gestational surrogacy involves a surrogate who is not physically related to the child she carries. That can mean the couple who initiates the process provides either the egg, the sperm or both to create the embryo that is transferred to the surrogate. For the process to be defined as gestational surrogacy, either the egg or the sperm, but not both, may come from a donor.
According to Florida law, at least one of the intended parents must be a biological parent and the couple must be married.
In the event you are not married, another similar process called a Preplanned Adoption, is utilized.