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In What States is Surrogacy Legal?

October 31, 2019 • bseldon • Legal Surrogacy States

You must be well-informed about the states that have made surrogacy legal. Before a perfect match between the Intended Parents and a Surrogate Mother can be made, both parties must have a clear understanding of whether or not surrogacy is legal in their respective states. Why is this important? If a contract for surrogacy is not legal in the state of residence of either party, it will not be enforced by a court should a dispute over the terms arise between the intended parents and their chosen surrogate.

States Where Surrogacy is Legal

The following listed surrogacy-friendly states allow gestational surrogacy.
  • Both Intended Parents may be named on the child’s birth certificate
  • A pre-birth certificate order may be obtained from the court

Surrogacy-Friendly States

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
The following listed semi-friendly states allow gestational surrogacy, however, laws vary depending on the Intended Parents’ circumstances.
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marriage status
  • Divorce status
  • Single status

Semi-Surrogacy Friendly States

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

Enforcement of Gestational Surrogacy Contracts

To draft and secure an enforceable surrogacy contract, the signed document must clearly set forth the terms and conditions for all parties – before, during and after birth. To protect and preserve your rights as intended parents – and the rights of your future baby – always work through a reputable gestational surrogacy agency.

State Surrogacy Laws

New Beginnings Surrogacy will help you navigate the laws in your state and make sure you are represented by an experienced attorney who can draft and finalize your surrogacy contract. If your fertility specialist has recommended gestational surrogacy for you and your partner to have a baby, you must be advised about the laws in your state to ensure that your rights are protected.

Research Your State’s Gestational Surrogacy Laws

You must always research your state’s official government page for the most up-to-date gestational surrogacy laws. The laws and regulations covering gestational surrogacy change yearly, state-by-state. Only consult with an agency versed in gestational surrogacy laws in your state.
  • Where gestational surrogacy contracts are expressly banned and not enforced
  • Where gestational surrogacy contracts are permitted and enforced
  • Where the legality and enforcement remains unclear under the law
The best states to find a surrogate will differ based on every couple’s exact needs.
  • Where the intended parents reside
  • Location of the surrogate
  • Location of planned delivery

Gestational Surrogacy Law Map

The experts at New Beginnings Surrogacy will help you to confirm all current laws and potential legal issues that could arise during your journey to have a baby in your state. You can also check out our Surrogacy Laws by State Map to see whether or not your state is surrogacy-friendly. Remember – the state your potential surrogate resides must also be surrogacy-friendly.

Leading Surrogacy Agency

At New Beginnings Surrogacy, we offer a unique approach to the gestational surrogacy process for Intended Parents and their chosen Surrogate Mother.

What we offer:

  • Devotion to an inviting, reliable and enjoyable gestational surrogacy experience
  • Providing gestational surrogacy services above and beyond
  • Taking care of you throughout every step of the gestational surrogacy process
  • The highest gestational surrogate compensation rates to ensure every intended parents’ best choice
  • A dedicated personal care coordinator
  • A stellar reference for legal consultation
  • A reference to a leading fertility clinic
  • Providing expedited gestational surrogacy matching services backed by a proven success record
Gestation Surrogacy may be achieved in a variety of IVF protocols.
  • Intended mother’s eggs
  • Donor eggs
  • Intended father’s sperm
  • Donor sperm

Leading Surrogacy Agency

New Beginnings Surrogacy’s Team of Experts want to help guide you through the entire surrogacy process. We can help you find the perfect surrogate match. Schedule your consultation by calling 844.873.5836.