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Legal Overview of Surrogacy

Legal overview of surrogacy in the United States

If you’re looking for a legal overview of surrogacy in the USA, the most surrogacy-friendly country in the world, you’ve come to the right place.

Most of the 50 states that make up the United States do permit surrogacy. To understand surrogacy laws in the United States, it is important to understand the foundation of our legal system.

The USA has a two-tier legal system, which includes federal law and state law. Surrogacy falls under family law, which is at the state level. This is why we have 50 different surrogacy laws in the United States. Each state is empowered to create its own surrogacy laws.

People travel from all over the world to find a surrogate in the US. In some other countries, surrogacy may not be legal for certain people, or it may not be allowed at all.

CSP is happy to match our US surrogates with individuals and couples of all nationalities and sexual orientations, and we help with the legal process to ensure that all babies born in the US are able to travel to their home countries with their parents.

We welcome you to review our legal overview of surrogacy in the United States, below. Please keep in mind that in a surrogacy arrangement, it is important for both the parents and the surrogate to have independent legal counsel.

Surrogacy Law by State