Surrogacy Laws in Louisiana

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Fast Facts

  • Is Louisiana a surrogate friendly state for gestational surrogacy: No.
  • Can Parent(s) obtain a birth order without an adoption: No, compensated surrogacy is not legal in Louisiana.
  • Can birth order be obtained without a genetic connection to Child: No, compensated surrogacy is not legal in Louisiana.

Summary of Louisiana Surrogacy Law

While surrogacy itself is not illegal in Louisiana, surrogacy in Louisiana is highly regulated and restricted. The Louisiana statute holds compensated surrogacy as illegal in the state of Louisiana, and anyone who enters into a surrogacy arrangement that violates the Louisiana statute, (such as compensated surrogacy), may be subject to both civil and criminal penalties. Furthermore, surrogacy agreements are not enforceable.

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