Surrogacy laws in the United States are always changing. Please be sure to check with a reproductive lawyer in your state to confirm all current laws and potential issues that you may encounter.

  • Alabama

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Alabama.

  • Alaska

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Alaska.

  • Arizona

    Arizona law prohibits all surrogacy agreements, and contracts are unenforceable.

  • Arkansas

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Arkansas.

  • California

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in California.

  • Colorado

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Colorado, as no direct law prohibits surrogacy.

  • Connecticut

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in Connecticut.

  • Delaware

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in Delaware.

  • District of Columbia

    Thanks to new legislation taking effect in Washington, D.C., specifically D.C. Law 21-0255, surrogacy is now legal in the District of Columbia.

  • Florida

    Florida statutes permit both traditional and gestational surrogacy.

  • Georgia

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Georgia.

  • Hawaii

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Hawaii. However, only Post-Birth Parentage Orders are granted.

  • Idaho

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Idaho.

  • Illinois

    Gestational Surrogacy is permitted.

  • Indiana

    Indiana surrogacy law states that all surrogacy contracts are unenforceable. However, surrogacy is still practiced in the state. Proceed with caution.

  • Iowa

    Surrogacy in Iowa is unclear, but seems to be allowed. Post-Birth Order only.

  • Kansas

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Kansas

  • Kentucky

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Kentucky.

  • Louisiana

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Louisiana.

  • Maine

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in Maine.

  • MaryLand

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in Maryland.

  • Massachusetts

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in Massachusetts.

  • Michigan

    All surrogacy agreements are prohibited by law in Michigan.

  • Minnesota

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Minnesota.

  • Mississippi

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Mississippi.

  • Missouri

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Missouri..

  • Montana

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Montana.

  • Nebraska

    Compensated surrogacy agreements are considered void and unenforceable in the state of Nebraska.

  • Nevada

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in Nevada.

  • New Hampshire

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in New Hampshire.

  • New Jersey

    New Jersey forbids paid traditional surrogacy arrangements but is friendly toward gestational surrogacy, remunerated or compassionate.

  • New Mexico

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in New Mexico.

  • New York

    All surrogacy agreements in the state of New York are void and unenforceable. Let it also be known that surrogacy contracts for compensation are subject to fines within the state of New York.

  • North Carolina

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in North Carolina.

  • North Dakota

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in North Dakota. However, Traditional Surrogacy is forbidden within the state.

  • Ohio

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in Ohio.

  • Oklahoma

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Oklahoma.

  • Oregon

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in Oregon.

  • Pennsylvania

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Pennsylvania.

  • Rhode Island

    Gestational Surrogacy is fully permitted and allowed in the state of Rhode Island.

  • South Carolina

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in South Carolina, as there are no laws that prohibit surrogacy.

  • South Dakota

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in South Dakota.

  • Tennessee

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Tennessee, however this law pertains to married couples only.

  • Texas

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Texas, with stipulations.

  • Utah

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Utah.

  • Vermont

    Gestational Surrogacy is permitted in Vermont.

  • Virginia

    Gestational Surrogacy is permitted in Virginia, with stipulations.

  • Washington

    Washington ONLY allows uncompensated surrogacy arrangements

  • West Virginia

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in West Virginia.

  • Wisconsin

    Gestational Surrogacy is allowed in Wisconsin.