How to Find the Surrogacy Laws in Your State
At New Beginnings Surrogacy, we work with Intended Parents, Surrogates, fertility specialists, and legal counsel to create a fair and equitable contract between all parties. We go above and beyond to make sure that all parties’ rights are protected. Our goal is to ensure that the entire process goes as smoothly as possible – especially following surrogacy laws in each state.
Goal of Surrogacy Laws
State laws regulating surrogacy help couples all over the United States have a baby biologically related to one or both parents. New Beginnings Surrogacy offers unparalleled Surrogate Mother matching capabilities. A gestational surrogate mother carries the biological baby belonging to the Intended Parents to full term. The Intended Parents are intimately involved throughout the Surrogate Mother’s pregnancy and are present at the birth of the baby to assume parenting responsibilities.
Variations in Surrogacy Laws Nationwide
Across the fifty states, statutory and case law covering surrogacy contracts vary widely. Check out New Beginnings’ Surrogacy Laws Map. From complete prohibition to some of the most permissive approaches in the world. Nearly half of the states have some legislation relating to surrogacy. Some states only have case law governing surrogacy contracts and others have no regulation at all. Model laws intended to bring legal uniformity across the country have had limited success. Today, there is little legislative activity seeking to prohibit surrogacy. The legislative trend is toward legalizing surrogacy where it is illegal or providing a statutory framework where the industry operates without legal regulation.
States Where Surrogacy is Expressly Prohibited Currently
Four states explicitly ban surrogacy: New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Michigan. In three of these states—New York, Indiana and Michigan—surrogacy contracts are void and unenforceable. Remember the highly controversial Baby M Case?
States Where Surrogacy Is Expressly Allowed
There are fourteen states that regulate and permit some form of surrogacy via statute. Even among these states, however, there is little consistency in their approach. For example, some surrogacy-friendly states allow compensation whereas others prohibit it. Some states have no restrictions on who can be an intended parent, whereas others only allow access to married couples with a medical need who are residents in that state. Similarly, some states have no requirements on who can be a surrogate, whereas others regulate this considerably. Furthermore, some states only legally address full surrogacy, and some address both full and partial surrogacy. Additionally, there is a great deal of variation in the process to establish legal parentage.
Successful Surrogate Mother Matching Capability
New Beginnings Surrogacy is a specialty gestational surrogacy agency successfully matching intended parents with surrogate mothers. We offer an expedited experience without sacrificing a personalized touch.
Offerings at New Beginnings
- Inviting, reliable, and enjoyable experience
- Service above and beyond to take care of clients every step of the process
- Highest gestational surrogate compensation packages
- Personal care through dedicated coordinators throughout the gestational surrogacy process
- Legal and medical counseling
- Fast matching agency with a proven track record
National Team of Surrogacy Law Experts
The New Beginnings Team of Surrogacy Experts want to help guide you through the laws of surrogacy in your state of residence. Schedule your consultation by calling 844.873.5836.Posted on: May 12, 2017