Surrogacy Laws in Hawaii
- Is Hawaii a surrogate friendly state: Yes, but there is no laws that specifically prohibit or regulate surrogacy.
- Can Parent(s) obtain a birth order without an adoption: Yes, but it depends on the marital status of the surrogate. In most cases, at least one intended parent must go through a complete adoption.
- Can birth order be obtained without a genetic connection to Child: Yes, but depending on the parties involved, this may require a full adoption.
Summary of Hawaii Surrogacy Law
Hawaii is a post-birth state, meaning that orders of legal parentage must be obtained after the child is born. Depending on which Hawaiian island the child is born, court processing times will vary. While Hawaii is not considered as “surrogacy friendly” as other states it is definitely still acceptable in the state. You should consult with a surrogacy attorney licensed in the state of Hawaii to determine the circumstances applicable to your case.
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