Effective as of May 6, 2021,Colorado has surrogacy-supportive law codifying best practices. Among others, these include protections for intended parents and surrogates, such as independent Colorado-licensed legal counsel for each side and the right to terminate the agreement without penalty at any time the surrogate is not pregnant. Colorado law is supportive of single intended parents in addition to couples and LGBTQ+ intended parents. The law is clear that an intended parent is not required to be genetically related to the child to receive recognition under that statute as a parent.
Traditional (genetic) surrogacy in Colorado is permitted and treated identically to gestational surrogacy under the law.