Surrogacy in New Jersey has been signed into law! The legislation to provide legal protections to those struggling to conceive a child and wish to use a gestational carrier has been signed into law in New Jersey.
The law, titled the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act, allows a woman to carry and give birth to a child under a written contract for intended parents using assisted reproduction. The woman, a gestational carrier who will have no genetic relationship to the child(ren), would have no parental rights or obligations to the child(ren) born. Upon the birth of the child(ren), the intended parents would become the legal parents of the child(ren).
This law opens up the door for more intended parents to fulfill their dreams of parenthood with the help of gestational carriers from New Jersey.
This news is exciting for Circle, who works closely with IVF clinics on the East Coast, as well as Intended Parents in the states that surround New Jersey. Intended Parents and Surrogates have the opportunity to work together and live close to each other, as well as utilize local clinics to help cut back on travel costs.