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New York Fertility Law

Surrogacy    |    Egg Donation    |    Sperm Donation    |    Embryo Donation    |    Parentage

New York 
Child-Parent Security Act

The New York Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA) legalized gestational surrogacy ending the long-standing ban throughout New York State.

More than simply legalizing gestational surrogacy in New York, the CPSA provides individuals growing their families through assisted reproduction with a clear path to establish their legal parentage.

New York is the first state to include a detailed list titled the Surrogates Bill of Rights, listing well-established best practices for entering into gestational surrogacy arrangements.

The New York Department of Health requires all surrogacy agencies operating in New York be licensed and in good standing.

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Services provided for New York Clients, New York Fertility Clinics, and New York Surrogates

  • Gestational Surrogacy Agreements 
    Traditional surrogacy remains unlawful in New York.

  • Egg Donation Agreements
    New York 

  • Sperm Donation Agreements
    Since the passing of the CPSA

  • Embryo Donation Agreements
    While embryo donation is permissible under NY law, there are a number of regulations surrounding 

  • Co-Parenting Agreements

  • Judgments of Parentage: securing legal relationship between Intended Parents and children conceived through assisted reproduction

  • Stepparent Adoption or Second Parent Adoption

  • Embryo Disposition Agreements

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Reviewing IVF Clinic Forms

  • Reviewing Surrogacy Agency Contracts

  • Obtaining amended birth certificates and name change documents. 

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