Gay Parenting, New York, Surrogacy

Paid Gestational Surrogacy Law Goes Into Effect

Source Gay City News

Out gay State Senator Brad Hoylman with his daughter Lucy, the younger of two daughters he and his husband, filmmaker David Sigal, have had through surrogacy.

Nearly one year after New York State legalized paid gestational surrogacy, which is when a surrogate carries a baby who shares no biological relation, the law finally went into effect February 15.

The gestational surrogacy bill, labeled the “Child-Parent Security Act,” passed in the budget in April of last year following a prolonged fight over the rights of surrogates and egg donors, as well as additional concerns that having a baby through gestational surrogacy would primarily only be feasible for wealthier folks.

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