State Surrogacy Laws: Become a Surrogate in Your State

Surrogacy in Your State

Are you interested in becoming a surrogate with Circle? Surrogacy laws vary from state to state. Each state has unique rules and regulations around surrogacy and it is critical that all laws are followed when becoming a surrogate. Currently, gestational surrogacy is legal in 46 U.S. states, meaning that women can legally enter into a surrogacy contract as a gestational surrogate if they live in one of those states. Surrogacy is illegal in the following 4 states: Nebraska, New York, Louisiana and Michigan. We’ve created specific pages for each state to ensure that you’re getting the most up to date information!

Heather at the Pacific Fertility Center signGestational surrogacy is a monumental journey between a surrogate mother and intended parents. Applying to become a surrogate mother is a big step, and one that will change not only the lives of your intended parents, but your life as well.

If you’re considering becoming a surrogate mom, it’s important to understand surrogacy requirements, as well as the surrogacy laws in your state.

There’s nothing quite like bringing a baby into this world. And for intended parents who planned on having a family but are unable to on their own, surrogate moms restore their hope and optimism about parenthood. Becoming a surrogate mother changes more lives than those of intended parents – it changes yours, too.  Prior to applying, you can also calculate your estimated compensation in your state using our calculator! We’re excited to go on this journey with you!

Below are the individual pages for our most popular states!











New Hampshire

New Jersey

North Carolina



Rhode Island




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Don’t see your state here?  You may live in one of the very few states that still don’t allow surrogacy. However, laws are always changing, so check back as we add new states!

You can always learn more about surrogacy and our surrogacy requirements on our website!

Good luck!