US Surrogacy Law by State
Click on your state on the map to find out the status.
Married Couple Friendly
Donor Egg, Sperm, or Embryo Friendly
Pre-Birth Order, Post-Birth Order, or Post-Adoption Order
These states present potential legal obstacles and require additional legal processes depending on the circumstance. In limited circumstances, surrogacy is practiced in these states, but results may be unpredictable.
How Marital Status Effects Surrogacy
A Look at Surrogacy-Friendly States for Hetero, Same-Sex, and Single Intended Parents
Married Couple Friendly
*percentages based on 47 states that allow surrogacy as of 2020
The Fine Print of Surrogacy: Breaking Down Additional Requirements in Surrogacy-Friendly States
Legally Securing Your Parentage in the US
Obtaining a Pre-Birth
*percentages based on 45 states as of 2020
Utilizing Donor Gametes for Surrogacy
*percentages based on 41 states considered donor friendly as of 2020
The laws around Surrogacy are constantly changing and may vary from state-to-state (sometimes varied by county). Based on our experience, written law and practiced law in a number of states can differ widely. Thus, it is very important that you not only get yourself familiar with the law of your state, but also seek legal representation to assist and guide you in your unique circumstances.
Surrogacy Friendly States
These states either expressly permit surrogacy by statute or case law, or have no law prohibiting surrogacy. A legal process exists in these states to establish parental rights.
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