Washington State to Allow Compensated Surrogacy

Surrogacy in Washington

Circle is excited to start working with women from Washington on surrogacy journeys! Compensated surrogacy in Washington will be allowed starting in 2019.

For years, compensated surrogacy in Washington was not allowed. However, this will change starting January 1, 2019. Governor Inslee just signed Senate Bill 6037 into law, allowing for compensated surrogacy – and other parentage changes – in the state of Washington. 

This new law will make Washington state an excellent setting for surrogacy, protecting all parties involved. “It will also be one of a few states where the laws have kept up with the scientific advances in assisted reproduction, making it more affordable, and typically less prone to legal conflicts,” says Dean Hutchison, Director of Legal Services at Circle Surrogacy and Egg Donation. 

Washington’s new statue recognizes contracts for gestational and genetic surrogacy arrangements. The state’s comprehensive law protects the rights of the surrogate, the intended parents, the baby, and the donor (if one is needed).  

Establishing parentage for surrogacy in Washington will be a seamless process for everyone involved. 

Nicely done, Washington! 

Learn more about surrogate requirements in Washington.