Surrogacy-Friendly States in the U.S.
When it comes to surrogacy laws, it is essential to remember that not everything is as black and white as it seems. It is full of all sorts of shades of grey. The law behind gestational surrogacy is fluid. Just like everything else in life, it grows, changes and adapts.
Though we live in a very progressive time, it sometimes takes the legal system a moment to catch up. It is imperative to understand that not every state is considered “surrogacy-friendly.” Each state has its own set of rules and regulations regarding surrogacy. As a gestational carrier, you will need to research the laws and legal procedures you are required to follow. Getting in touch with your legal advisor may help you reach an informed decision and determine if you are residing in one of the surrogacy-friendly statesthroughout the US.
Adoption Choices of Nevada wants you to be well informed. Here is a list of the best, worst and neutral states in the US that practice gestational surrogacy.
Before you begin feeling overwhelmed by the idea that you may not be living in a surrogacy-friendly state, know that the laws have changed over the years. There are more and more friendly states than ever! Here is a list of surrogacy-friendlystatesthat allow all aspects of gestational surrogacy:
- Colorado – Please visit our sister surrogacy agency Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Colorado
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- Nevada – dedicated to you across Nevada! Visit us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno and Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas or at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Nevada
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New Mexico
- Oklahoma – Please visit our sister surrogacy agency Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Oklahoma
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Non-Surrogacy Friendly States
Unfortunately, there are states that do not permit and, in some cases, prohibit the practice of gestational surrogacy. Keep in mind that state laws vary according to specific aspects of gestational surrogacy. Consult your legal advisor for more details in regards to surrogacy laws. Here is the list of those that are considered non-friendly:
- New York – surrogacy coming to Adoption Choices of New York in Feb 2021!
Certain aspects of gestational surrogacy are against the law or heavily restricted. Those who practice this may be fined, subjected to criminal charges, and even be imprisoned. Keep in mind that these states’ surrogacy laws have changed significantly over the last few years and are slowly converting into surrogacy-friendly states. Such is the case with New York. By 2021, there will be an amendment in the New York Surrogacy Law, and gestational surrogacy will be permitted.
The Neutral Surrogacy States
There are some states that though they might be considered friendly, there are many legal proceedings that have to take place. Though gestational surrogacy is practiced in the state, many of the contracts drawn up for this process would be unenforceable. The following states are considered less surrogacy friendly:
Note for Gestational Carriers
Always keep in mind that gestational surrogacy laws are continually changing. Take the time to do your research. You might be surprised to know that even though these laws are written, many states go about it on a case-by-case basis.
When becoming a gestational carrier, it is imperative that you choose to do this in a surrogacy-friendly state. Remember to consult your legal representation to help you determine whether this is a viable path for you.
Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across in Nevada since 2012. For information more general to Las Vegas, please visit our site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Las Vegas. For information specific to Reno, please visit our sister site Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. You can also call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: CALL OR TEXT 702-474-4673
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