Updated: Dec 30, 2021
What you need to know!
Surrogacy of any kind still has no Federal laws and governing. Surrogacy laws will continue to vary from state to state. Although there are a few states where Surrogacy is illegal, there are many states where Surrogacy is legal thus creating a "Surrogacy Friendly State".
The following states are the best states to conduct a surrogacy journey:
District of Columbia
The above states Surrogacy is permitted and pre-birth orders are granted throughout the state where the Intended Parent(s) will be named on the birth certificate.
The following states are surrogate friendly but you may have a few hoops to jump through, when it comes to parental legalities:
The above states are surrogacy friendly but a post-birth legal processes may be required.
Click here to see which States to avoid during a surrogacy journey.