Surrogacy Laws in New Hampshire
- Is New Hampshire 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
Summary of New Hampshire Surrogacy Law
Gestational Surrogacy is governed by New Hampshire statute, RSA 168-B, and is inclusive of all families. Both intended parents and gestational carrier (and her partner/spouse) must have independent legal counsel for contracts, both parties also must complete a mental health consult, and the agreement must be reduced to writing prior to any medical procedures to impregnate the gestational carrier. Further, the Intended Parents must make guardianship provisions prior to an embryo transfer. A petition for a Parentage Order may be initiated by either party prior to the birth of the child and typically the Court will issue an order without a hearing within 30 days.