Surrogacy in New York: Everything You Need to Know

Surrogacy in New York has been a hot topic in the past few months. In February, the Governor, Andrew Cuomo, proposed a new law that, if passed, will lift the ban on surrogacy contracts. Lifting this ban will allow New York residents to enter into surrogacy contracts in the Empire State.

Can I become a surrogate in New York?

While we have high hopes that the law will be passed in 2019, Circle cannot currently work with surrogates in New York.

Surrogacy and the surrogacy process in NY for parents

If you are a parent interested in growing your family through surrogacy and egg donation, New York is a safe and surrogacy-friendly state!

If you’re an Empire State resident looking into surrogacy, you can learn more on our New York Surrogacy page designed specifically for you! You can read testimonials from NY parents, meet our Tri-State representative, Jen Rachman, and learn about the specifics for surrogacy in your state!

Circle’s surrogacy process for New York parents is designed to partner with you – and support you – throughout every step of your journey, from sign-on until birth and beyond.

Here are 3 reasons your state is a great place for surrogacy with Circle:

Jen Rachman, Outreach Associate, LCSW 

1.  Experts in NY surrogacy law.  We have a full in-house legal department with extensive knowledge of surrogacy law and policy. Our legal team has been helping gay and straight intended parents from NY grow their families through surrogacy for over two decades.

2. New York-based support. Jen, our NY team member, is a parent through surrogacy who meets with intended parents in the area.  Jen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cancer survivor and mother through gestational surrogacy. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from NYU and has over a decade of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families. She meets with parents-to-be in our NY surrogacy office during the week and on weekends.

3. Exclusive community for New York parents. Monthly support groups and yearly meetup events for Tri-state area families through Circle. Plus, Circle is affiliated with organizations in New York who also host events for NY parents.

Carrie in New York!

If you’d like to set up a meeting, Circle Surrogacy & Egg Donation offers complimentary consultations in New York City Monday through Friday, and one weekend a month. Check out our Events Page to see which weekend we’ll be there.

Stay tuned for updates on surrogacy law changes happening in New York! We’re always updating our site and social channels to ensure we’re providing the most up to date information.