Surrogacy Laws in Massachusetts
- Is it a surrogate friendly state: Yes, Massachusetts is friendly for gestational surrogacy.
- Can Parent(s) obtain a birth order without an adoption: Yes.
- Can birth order be obtained without a genetic connection to Child: Yes.
Summary of Massachusetts Surrogacy Law
Gestational Surrogacy is permitted by case law established by the highest court in Massachusetts: Hodas v. Morin (2004); Culliton v. Beth Israel Deaconess Med. Ctr.(2002); R.R. v. M.H. (1998). Massachusetts allows gestational surrogacy regardless of genetic connection or marital status. Pre-birth orders are permitted and obtainable. Massachusetts does not discriminate and the statutes are gender neutral. Parents are listed as “Parent” on the birth record and gender and/or gender identity is not relevant.
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Attorneys specializing in surrogacy law in Massachusetts
- Melissa Brisman, Esq.
Melissa B. Brisman Esq. Reproductive Lawyer
1 Paragon Dr., Suite 115
Montvale, NJ 07645