Guide: Best States for Surrogacy 2022

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:


California

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Delaware

Maine

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Nevada

Rhode Island

Vermont

Washington


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:


Alabama

Alaska

Arkansas

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Massachusetts

Maryland

Missouri

Mississippi

Montana

North Carolina

North Dakota

New Mexico

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Wisconsin

West Virginia


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.



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