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Guide for Intended Parents

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Surrogacy friendly states allow a pre-birth percentage order allotted by the court which instructs the hospital to enter the Intended Parent's names on the birth certificate.

The surrogacy attorney of the Intended Parent typically initiates the paperwork for the pre-birth order near the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy.

In other circumstances, the birth certificate is re-issued in the Intended Parents names shortly after the birth of your baby through legal paperwork processed by the attorney.

Who Will be on the Birth Certificate?

Gestational Surrogacy

The Intended Parents will be named on the birth certificate as parents. Single fathers with a partner have the option of completing a second parent adoption if their state law allows it.

Traditional Surrogacy

Because the surrogate's egg is used, the surrogate's name will remain on the original birth certificate as the Mother along with the Intended Father's name. The only way to avoid the surrogate's name being represented on the birth certificate is for the Intended Mother to employ a step-parent adoption.

Single fathers with a partner have the option of completing a second parent adoption if their state law allows it.


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