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Legal Overview of Surrogacy

Legal overview of surrogacy – The United States is the most surrogacy friendly country in the world

When it comes to a legal overview of surrogacy, most of our 50 states permit surrogacy. To understand surrogacy laws in the United States, it is important to understand our legal system. In its most basic form, the USA has a two tier legal system. It includes federal law and state law.

Surrogacy falls under family law, which is at the state level. This is why we have 50 different laws in the United States. In a surrogacy arrangement, it is important for both the parents and the surrogate to have independent legal counsel. To view the legal surrogacy guidelines for each state, click on the state in the map below.