Legalized Surrogacy May Be Heading to New York
02 Apr 2016
It is currently illegal in New York to compensate a surrogate to carry a child. Bills pending in both the Senate and the Assembly would implement the New York Child-Parent Security Act (“CPSA”), the provisions of which would legalize compensated surrogacy and render surrogacy agreements judicially enforceable. If enacted, the CPSA would create a detailed regulatory scheme that would include provisions for establishing parental rights under these newly authorized surrogacy arrangements. Thus, the CPSA would permit and regulate compensated surrogacy agreements and provide mechanisms for establishing and dedicating legal parentage of children conceived through assisted reproduction technology.