Intended Parents


Surrogacy Laws and Legal Information

For intended parents, surrogacy is a big investment — not only of finances, but also of time, effort and emotional energy. Making that investment can be scary, which is why it’s so important to ensure you are legally protected throughout your surrogacy journey.

Fortunately, surrogacy professionals in the United States have developed an efficient legal process that protects everyone involved in a surrogacy arrangement. In the articles below, find what you need to know about this legal surrogacy process, including important details about the surrogacy contract, surrogacy laws and the process you will need to complete to establish your parental rights and ensure they’re protected.

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    THE LEGAL SURROGACY PROCESS

     
    There are three main legal processes in surrogacy: the surrogacy contract, the pre-birth order, and, in some cases, adoption or other post-birth legal procedures.

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    UNDERSTANDING SURROGACY CONTRACTS

     
    This legal contract is critical for both intended parents and surrogates — not only to outline expectations but protect themselves from risks and liabilities.

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    ESTABLISHING PARENTAGE IN SURROGACY

     
    For intended parents to protect their parental rights to their child, they’ll need to complete certain legal processes, which will vary by state.

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    SURROGACY LAWS BY STATE

     
    Learn more about the state laws that could impact your surrogacy, whether you live in a surrogacy-friendly state or a non-surrogacy friendly state.

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    WHAT ARE THE INTERNATIONAL SURROGACY LAWS BY COUNTRY?

     
    Surrogacy laws vary from country to country, so before you pursue an international surrogacy, you need to be aware of any restrictions on the surrogacy process.

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    WHERE CAN I FIND SURROGACY INSURANCE?

     
    Surrogacy insurance can be a bit complicated and hard to come by, so it’s important you understand as much about surrogacy insurance coverage as you can.