There are no federal laws governing surrogacy in the U.S. — which means surrogacy laws by state can vary widely. This leads to a lot of questions for prospective surrogates and intended parents considering this path: Is surrogacy legal in all 50 states? In what states is surrogacy legal? And which state surrogacy laws will apply in your situation?

These are important questions to ask, but the answers aren’t always easy to find. That’s why we’ve created the following guide to surrogacy by state to assist you in your research.

To better understand surrogacy laws by state, a map like the one below can be a useful tool; simply select your state to learn more about the laws and processes in your area. Familiarizing yourself with surrogacy-friendly states (states that allow surrogacy and have a clear, well-defined process) can assist you in choosing the best states for your surrogacy process. Similarly, knowing where surrogacy is illegal in the United States can save you from legal complications and headaches later on in your surrogacy journey.

For more information about surrogacy laws in the United States and in your immediate area, or to start the surrogacy process in your state, contact a surrogacy professional now.

This page is always being updated with additional information; check back soon for more information about surrogacy in your state!

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