yes, my situation may be a bit different, since i'm carrying for a cousin. we didn't need to get an agency involved. but i still had to do all the lawyer stuff.
it is really hard to find a surrogate.. i'd suggest to first explore all family options.. you never know who might be willing to do it. also, there's a great website with forums called surrogate mothers online (smo), and they have tons of info. lots of the surros are in the US, but it's possible to find some in canada, or at least give information about being in canada and working with an agency.
Momma to K ('01), E ('03) and A ('07)
Proud Gestational Surrogate to N (15/01/15)