Surrogacy Laws in Missouri
- Is Missouri a surrogate friendly state: Yes.
- Can Parent(s) obtain a birth order without an adoption: Yes.
- Can birth order be obtained without a genetic connection to Child: Yes, this is because parents own the embryos transferred to the Carrier.
Summary of Missouri Surrogacy Law
Intended Parents are the owner(s) of the embryos transferred to the Carrier may seek to establish parentage. The Carrier may rebut the presumption of parentage because she is not the owner of the gametes used to form the Child. Parentage may be established prior to the birth of the child, but a final order post birth will be needed to obtain the child’s birth certificate.