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Surrogacy Laws by State

Learn more about the surrogacy laws that effect your state.

Click on the individual state on the map for more details.

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The laws of surrogacy

Unlike other assisted reproductive technologies, surrogacy involves complex legal issues: parental rights, medical decisions, and financial obligations. Surrogacy is not regulated at the federal level in the United States. This leaves states to write their own laws regarding the practice. There is a huge variety of approaches across the country, with some states having regulatory statutes for surrogacy contracts. Other states may not address surrogacy in their legal code or in case law at all. Moreover, numerous factors make up each individual surrogacy arrangement – genetic connection to the child, marital status, and place of residence are just a few elements that affect how parentage is established.

Because of its complexity, it’s absolutely essential to consult an attorney who specializes in assisted reproduction law. Surrogacy laws change frequently, but you’ll be able to see when a state’s information has last been updated at the bottom of each state’s page. All information included on this site is for educational purposes and not intended as legal advice.

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