Surrogacy in the United States
Still, it goes without saying that USA offers one of the safest and legally secure surrogacy destinations for those, who have enough financial resources to afford.
Is surrogacy legal in the US?
Surrogacy in the United States continues to be unregulated at the national level. Each state having its laws (or not at all). The individual state surrogacy laws vary widely even between states that are considered surrogacy friendly.
Surrogacy Laws in USA
The United States of America, the great agglomerate of states promotes and advocates surrogacy in its myriad forms.
Some states in the USA are pro-surrogacy and accept surrogacy as a commercial and an altruistic method of achieving parenthood for fertility seekers.
Some of the states are relatively less surrogacy friendly. These states legal laws permit gestational surrogacy but have restricted laws on the definitions of suitable legal parents. They have restricted views on homosexual parenthood or single parents.
California and Arkansas, however, are the two states that proudly lead the way in open acceptance of surrogacy including gay/LGBT/single parents.
The laws about assisted reproductive technology are continuously evolving, that is why it is important for IPs to seek advice from a lawyer experienced in this area to guide them through the legal process.
Surrogacy laws in California
While the state has no legal statutes that directly define its view on surrogacy, California state courts use the Uniform Parentage Act to interpret several cases of surrogacy agreements. The state accepts all forms of parenthood irrespective of gender preferences of the individuals. Intended Parents that opt for surrogacy in California can avail a pre-birth order wherein they have declared the legal parents of a child born to a surrogate in a specified time limit.
The required paperwork will be done by an attorney between the fourth and seventh month of the surrogate pregnancy. This order will ensure that all rulings are in favor of Intended Parents and surrogate’s name is not put down on the birth certificate.
Surrogacy in New York
Since 1992, New York has strongly resisted the idea of surrogacy, as the state considers it as a form of “child trafficking”. The state has several penalties with the stiffest fines of up to $10,000 for Intending Parents, agencies, and surrogates that are involved in the process.
For couples in New York wishing to be parents with the help of surrogacy, options like California and Arkansas can be ideal, as they provide legal parenthood to Intended Parents.
Florida Surrogacy Laws
Florida laws allow traditional as well as gestational surrogacy. But the state holds these laws only for married couples and since same-sex marriages are not legalized there, LGBT couples in Florida are not permitted legal rights in surrogacy.
Texas laws on surrogacy
Texas laws have been formed after Part 8 of the Uniform Parentage Act of 2002. The law defines a surrogate mother as just a carrier and prohibits her from using her own eggs for the pregnancy. The surrogate mother must have already delivered a baby prior to surrogacy. Intended Parents should be married and the intended mother must prove that she is unable to carry a child.
Illinois Surrogacy laws
The state is highly favorable for surrogacy by single parents as well as heterosexual couples. The state laws of Illinois do not consider homosexual parents yet.
Virginia surrogacy laws
Virginia accepts and provides legal parenting rights to Intended Parents on the authorization of a contract by the Virginia court. If the contract is not authorized by the court, the surrogate mother gets the legal parenthood and the Intended Parents have to adopt from her in order to be recognized as legal parents. The state laws also prohibit compensations that extend beyond medical and ancillary costs.
Surrogacy laws in other states of USA
Alaska has no laws regarding surrogacy but most court proceedings are in favor of proposed parents. The state equates surrogacy to adoption just like Colorado.
Arkansas has clear laws that accept surrogacy completely and define various parenthood scenarios.
Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Arizona are strict against surrogacy, considering it as against public policy. Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Idaho have no law governing surrogacy but the courts are generally favorable.
Advantage of USA surrogacy over other international surrogacy countries.
USA surrogacy offers one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective surrogacy options. By offering affordable USA Surrogacy option, we help numerous Intended Parents around the globe in expanding their families.
State of the Art Medical Technology
At USA Surrogacy, we advise IVF Clinics with unmatched medical equipment and trained professionals that have pioneered the science of in-vitro fertilization. All medical advances in technology and techniques are adopted and practiced at this center. The clinic shave complete ethical, reliable, and effective measures installed to ensure that each procedure in the treatment of infertility and artificial fertilization is carried out with utmost care.
A network of Unparalleled Staff
The medical and non-medical staff at USA Surrogacy is a team of highly professional and trained experts in the field of surrogacy. The professionals working at the clinics ensure donor and surrogate are medically and mentally fit for the same.
The services we provide at USA Surrogacy are internationally recognized. We are unparalleled and highly proficient in the niche of IVF-ICSI, Egg Donation, and Surrogacy services, globally. The clinics are linked with a number of top-ranking fertility clinics in the USA to offer the best-in-class services to Intended Parents.
Cost Effective Surrogacy Option
Surrogacy in the USA is not a very affordable option for Intending Parents. Therefore, many wishful parents travel to other countries for such services at more affordable rates.
We understand this and provides parents with trusted yet low-cost surrogacy solutions in the USA. We offer our affordable surrogacy services with our local partner agency in Los Angles. The program we offer is affordable as we have negotiated price with all parties and made sure that US surrogacy become available to all.
We offer two Options to our Intended Parents
- The full program including IVF, antenatal care, and baby delivery in carried out in leading USA clinic.
- IVF with/without egg donor is done in Mexican clinic and embryos are frozen. In this case, the surrogate mother travels to the Mexican clinic for embryos transfer. She takes rest for one day and then comes back to the US.
She completes the full process of antenatal care and baby delivery in the US. It goes without saying that the second option is cost effective as the cost of IVF in Mexican IVF Clinic is less and that cost-benefit is passed on to Intended Parents.
Besides this, if IPs wish you can do IVF in Asia and want to ship frozen embryos. We are happy to offer “Have embryos surrogate mother program”.If IPs have frozen embryos in any part of the world, we will be glad to assist you with the recruitment of surrogate mother as a gestational carrier. Being flexible is the need of days, that is why we offer numerous solutions to our IPs.
Availability of Surrogate Mothers
Surrogacy in the USA is generally accepted in both commercial and altruistic manners. This is why there is a high availability of surrogate mothers that are open to this concept and more accepting of different societies.
Surrogates are accepted only after performing a complete check on their medical, physical, family, and financial backgrounds. Surrogates are checked for all the FDA prescribed essential diseases that have to be screened prior to pregnancy. Their personal medical and family histories are also considered before registering them.
In addition to a safe pool of accepting surrogate mothers, a large number of egg donors are available who voluntarily help Intended Parents who need medical assistance for conceiving. Our experts in infertility perform all necessary medical tests for their health and perform a sample test before proceeding.
Unsurpassed Support for All Clients
USA Surrogacy offers complete support to all its Intended Parents as we are starting to end service provider. With the excellent administrative and medical skills available, unequaled success rates and a high satisfaction index of Intended Parents are common features of our services.
Our legal team guides prospective parents through the legal process and manages the agreement with the surrogate.
The medical team ensures the IVF procedure with the best possible success rate and health care of surrogate mothers and egg donors.