Center for Surrogate Parenting, Inc.

New York Surrogacy Law Overview

    • Does CSP accept Surrogate Mothers who reside in this state?

       – No.

    • Does CSP accept Intended Parents who reside in this state?

       – Yes.

    • Is it legal for Intended Parents who are residents in this state to participate in surrogacy?

       – Yes.

    • Has CSP helped Intended Parents who reside in this state finalize their parental rights?

       – Yes.

    • If a surrogate mother delivers in this state, can the Intended Parents have their names on their child’s birth certificate?

       – No. As of March 2019, compensated surrogacy is banned and criminalized in New York. However, a bill known as the Child-Parent Security Act of New York has recently been incorporated into Governor Cuomo’s executive budget plan and has passed the New York Assembly Judiciary Committee. The bill has plenty of support and received positive attention at Advocacy Day on March 6, 2019. The bill is expected to pass, and if so, it will allow for compensated surrogacy arrangements and address parentage of children born via surrogacy to parents in New York. CSP is continuing to track the Child-Parent Security Act’s progress and will update this page with developments as they become available.

    • Can a same-sex couple legally do surrogacy?

       – No.

VorzimerMasserman Disclaimer: This is a summary for informational use only and should not be relied upon for legal advice. Please note that the state laws regarding surrogacy frequently change and vary from county to county. The attorneys of VorzimerMasserman are only licensed in California. VorzimerMasserman shall not be responsible for any liability associated with this list.