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U.S. Surrogacy Law By State

2015-08-31

ConceiveAbilities is your trusted resource for all things surrogacy - including the very critical legal component. Surrogacy laws are changing rapidly and vary from state to state, sometimes county to county. Our comprehensive guide to U.S. surrogacy law by state is a reliable reference as you start the surrogacy process, whether you're an intended parent or a gestational surrogate.

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**Surrogacy in Georgia** Georgia | Population: 10.1 million | Capital: Atlanta | Largest City: Atlanta **Is surrogacy legal in Georgia?** Yes. **Are there any laws or court rulings dealing with surrogacy in Georgia?** There are no statutory provisions or published cases dealing with the issue of surrogacy. **Is surrogacy allowed for gay couples in Georgia?** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with surrogate mothers from Georgia?** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with intended parents from Georgia?** Yes. **Get more information about surrogacy in Georgia.**
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**Surrogacy in Minnesota** Minnesota | Population: 5.457 million | Capital: Saint Paul | Largest City: Minneapolis **Is surrogacy legal in Minnesota? ** Yes. **Are there any laws or court rulings dealing with surrogacy in Minnesota?** There are no statutory provisions or published cases dealing with the issue of surrogacy. **Is surrogacy allowed for gay couples in Minnesota? ** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with surrogate mothers from Minnesota?** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with intended parents from Minnesota?** Yes. **Get more information about surrogacy in Minnesota.**
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**Surrogacy in Texas** Texas | Population: 26.96 million| Capital: Austin | Largest City: Houston **Is surrogacy legal in Texas? ** Yes. **Are there any laws or court rulings dealing with surrogacy in Texas?** Gestational surrogacy is authorized by statute for married intended parents who have their surrogacy agreement validated by a court before birth. **Is surrogacy allowed for gay couples in Texas? ** Yes, but only the biological parent is named on the birth certificate. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with surrogate mothers from Texas?** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with intended parents from Texas?** Yes. **Get more information about surrogacy in Texas.**
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**Surrogacy in Virginia** Virginia | Population: 8.326 million | Capital: Richmond | Largest City: Virginia Beach **Is surrogacy legal in Virginia? ** Yes. **Are there any laws or court rulings dealing with surrogacy in Virginia?** It is permitted, but under the following restrictions: intended parents must be a married heterosexual couple, the gestational carrier's compensation is limited to medical expenses, and generally, the surrogate cannot give her consent until 3 days post-delivery. **Is surrogacy allowed for gay couples in Virginia? ** Yes, but can be risky. Contact us to discuss your options in more detail. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with surrogate mothers from Virginia?** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with intended parents from Virginia?** Yes. **Get more information about surrogacy in Virginia.**
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**Surrogacy in Ohio** Ohio | Population: 11.59 million | Capital: Columbus | Largest City: Columbus **Is surrogacy legal in Ohio? ** Yes, but restrictions apply. **Are there any laws or court rulings dealing with surrogacy in Ohio?** Surrogacy is permitted by case law. Pre-birth parentage orders can be granted, but results vary by county. **Is surrogacy allowed for gay couples in Ohio? ** Yes, but only the biological parent is named on the birth certificate. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with surrogate mothers from Ohio?** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with intended parents from Ohio?** Yes. **Get more information about surrogacy in Ohio.**
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**Surrogacy in Illinois** Illinois| Population: 12.88 million | Capital: Springfield | Largest City: Chicago **Is surrogacy legal in Illinois? ** Yes. **Are there any laws or court rulings dealing with surrogacy in Illinois?** Gestational surrogacy is permitted under an Illinois statute. **Is surrogacy allowed for gay couples in Illinois? ** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with surrogate mothers from Illinois?** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with intended parents from Illinois?** Yes. **Get more information about surrogacy in Illinois.**
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**Surrogacy in Colorado** Colorado | Population: 5.35 million | Capital: Denver | Largest City: Denver **Is surrogacy legal in Colorado? ** Yes. **Are there any laws or court rulings dealing with surrogacy in Colorado?** Gestational surrogacy is permitted because no statue or published case law prohibits it. **Is surrogacy allowed for gay couples in Colorado? ** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with surrogate mothers from Colorado?** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with intended parents from Colorado?** Yes. **Get more information about surrogacy in Colorado.**
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** Surrogacy in Indiana** Indiana | Population: 6.59 million | Capital: Indianapolis | Largest City: Indianapolis **Is surrogacy legal in Indiana? ** Yes. **Are there any laws or court rulings dealing with surrogacy in Indiana?** Surrogacy contracts are void and unenforceable under an Indiana code statute, but some courts grant pre-birth orders for Intended Parents **Is surrogacy allowed for gay couples in Indiana? ** No. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with surrogate mothers from Indiana?** No. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with intended parents from Indiana?** Yes.
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**Surrogacy in Pennsylvania** **Is surrogacy legal in Pennsylvania? ** Yes. **Are there any laws or court rulings dealing with surrogacy in Pennsylvania?** No statute or published case prohibits surrogacy, but the law varies greatly by county. **Is surrogacy allowed for gay couples in Pennsylvania? ** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with surrogate mothers from Pennsylvania?** Yes. **Does ConceiveAbilities work with intended parents from Pennsylvania?** Yes. **Get more information about surrogacy in Pennsylvania.**