Summary of Egg Donation Laws by state

Surrogacy laws in the United States vary significantly by state, and these laws can change over time.

Please note that this information is current as of May 2023, but is subject to change.

Permissive History

These states have favorable surrogacy laws, often with statutes or case law that explicitly permit surrogacy arrangements.

These are the states that Surrogacy4All prefers to use, and we recommend them to Intended Parents.

Conditional States

These states allow surrogacy under certain conditions. The specific conditions vary by state.

Unfavorable States

These states have laws that restrict or prohibit surrogacy.

Silent or Ambiguous States

These states do not have clear laws regarding surrogacy.

This is a very simplified summary and the laws in these states can have more complexities.

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