Wyoming

Surrogacy Law in Wyoming

Wyoming Surrogacy Law: Types of Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is rare in Wyoming. WY Stat § 14-2-403(d) “does not authorize or prohibit” gestational surrogacy contracts.

The statute cited above does not distinguish between traditional (genetic) surrogacy and gestational surrogacy, so traditional surrogacy is neither authorized nor prohibited in Wyoming.

Are There Surrogate Requirements in Wyoming?

No specific legal requirements exist to serve as a gestational surrogate in the state of Wyoming.

Does Wyoming Surrogacy Law Allow for Pre-Birth Orders?

Parentage Orders: It is largely unknown how Wyoming courts will treat requests for parentage orders. What is known, is that they have honored pre-birth orders issued out of state, for heterosexual married couples.

For pre-birth orders, the conditions under which intended parents can be declared legal parents if at least one parent is genetically related to the child are listed below:

Yes

No

For pre-birth orders, the conditions under which intended parents can be declared legal parents if neither parent is genetically related to the child are listed below:

Yes

No

Whose names go on the birth certificate in Wyoming?

WY Stat § 14-2-902 states, “A donor is not a parent of a child conceived by means of assisted reproduction.” The statute does not distinguish between egg donors and sperm donors.

Surrogacy Conditions for Same-Sex Couples in Wyoming

Again, it is largely unknown how courts would treat surrogacy cases for same-sex couples.

Are There Options for Unmarried Intended Parents in the state of Wyoming?

Egg Donation Law

State law information verified by the following (ART) Assisted Reproductive Law attorney licensed in Wyoming*

* This information is for general informational purposes only and is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. We strongly recommend retaining legal counsel, knowledgeable of reproductive law in the state.