Legalize Gestational Surrogacy

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Governor Cuomo is again making it a priority to repeal the ban on gestational surrogacy. He has launched the "Love Makes a Family" campaign to help fight for the rights of LGBTQ couples and people struggling with fertility by pushing for the legalization of gestational surrogacy in this year's budget.

The proposed legislation will establish criteria for surrogacy contracts that would provide the nation's strongest protections for surrogates and parents and streamline the "second parent adoption" process, removing outdated barriers and extending common-sense protections for New Yorkers looking to start their families.

UPDATE: The FY 2021 Enacted Budget legalizes gestational surrogacy in New York State.


Love Makes a Family

Legalize Gestational Surrogacy

Legislation Details

The new legislation will lift the State's harmful ban on gestational surrogacy. The legislation establishes criteria for surrogacy contracts that protect all parties in the process.

Legislation creates the Surrogates' Bill of Rights, which will guarantee the strongest protections in the nation for surrogates, ensuring the unfettered right of surrogates to make their own health care decisions.

Streamlines 'second parent adoption' process by creating new procedure for establishing parentage of children born through surrogacy and other forms of assisted reproduction.

New York's surrogacy ban is based in fear not love, and it's past time we updated our antiquated laws to help LGBTQ couples and people struggling with fertility use commonplace reproductive technology to start families.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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