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Surrogacy Laws in California

California has long been known as a great location to pursue surrogacy. Its favorable surrogacy laws have allowed Circle Surrogacy to successfully match surrogates with intended parents for over two decades. Learn more about California surrogacy laws.

 Understanding the surrogacy laws in California

Understanding the surrogacy laws in California

California’s favorable statute recognizes contracts for gestational surrogacy arrangements as well as egg, sperm, and embryo donations. The state’s comprehensive law protects the rights of the surrogate, the intended parents, the baby, and the egg donor (if one is needed). Even in cases where the statute is not fully followed, California’s 20-plus years of positive case law tends to fully protect the parties.

 Determining parentage in California

Determining parentage in California

Establishing parentage for surrogacy in California is a seamless process for everyone involved. Generally, surrogates in California won’t ever appear in court. Even in cases where a post-birth action is warranted (i.e. intended parents' citizenship needs), the surrogate won’t need to appear in court. The parties simply need to review and sign legal documentation and return to the attorneys handling the matter.

Surrogacy in California: a great state for surrogacy.

California is home to some of the world's best IVF clinics, and many of Circle's intended parents that live on the west coast, or in Asia, travel to California to work with top reproductive endocrinologists. Circle has strong partnerships with top California clinics.

Also, while it's not always the case, California surrogate mothers tend to have less need for traveling to IVF clinic appointments if their intended parents are working with a CA IVF clinic. When intended parents are matched with a California surrogate and are working with a California IVF clinic, they can save money on travel expenses for their surrogate.