What are the best states for gestational surrogacy?
In the most surrogacy friendly states, Intended parents can receive the pre birth orders regardless of their sexual orientation, marital status, and even the genetic relationship to the baby. These states also allow for the birth certificate to include both parents’ names and permit both compensated surrogacy arrangements and altruistic surrogacy agreements.
These states name both parents on the birth certificate for the baby:
California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, Vermont & Washington.
In the above states, compensated surrogacy is allowed and pre-orders are granted to all intended parents regardless of married couples, unmarried couples, single parents, sexual orientation or genetic relationship to the child in the case of a non-biological parent.
Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin & West Virginia.
In the states listed above, commercial surrogacy is permitted however in some cases specific requirements may need to be met in order for a pre-birth order to be granted through the courts. In some cases, a post-birth order may be necessary.
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