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THE UNITED STATES SURROGACY LAW MAP ™

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"GREEN LIGHT" STATES

Surrogacy is permitted, pre-birth orders are granted throughout the state, and both parents will be named on the birth certificate. Click on any state on the map for more detailed information.

CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, ME, NH, NJ, NV, TX, UT, WA

Surrogacy is permitted but results may be dependent on various factors or venue; OR only a post-birth parentage order is available. In some birth states additional post-birth legal procedure may be required. Click on any state on the map for more detailed information.

AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, HI, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, MN, MO, MS, MT, NY*, NC, ND, NM, OK, OH, OR, PA, RI*, SC, SD, VT, WI, WV

* NY statute only applies if one parent is a NY resident. RI statute only applies if one parent is a US resident.

Note: The state where the baby is born must have a procedure to allow both parents to be named on the birth certificate without action in another state.

"YELLOW LIGHT" STATES

Proceed with caution. Surrogacy is practiced, but there are potential legal hurdles; or results may be inconsistent. Click on any state on the map for more detailed information.

IA, ID, TN, VA, WY

"DARK YELLOW LIGHT" STATES

Proceed with extreme caution. Surrogacy is practiced and courts issue parentage orders, but surrogacy contracts are void and unenforceable by statute. Go the state page for more detailed information.

AZ, IN

"RED LIGHT" STATES

STOP! Statute or published case law prohibits compensated surrogacy contracts, OR a birth certificate naming both parents cannot be obtained. Click on any state on the map for more detailed information.

LA, MI, NE

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