Surrogacy Abroad

US citizenship now granted to babies born abroad via IVF and surrogacy

Source BioNews

The USA will now grant citizenship to more babies born abroad via surrogacy.

A State Department policy previously meant that children born outside the USA via surrogacy were automatically considered ‘out of wedlock’ – meaning that they were not automatically eligible for citizenship and needed to show genetic relatedness to a US citizen parent to qualify. If the genetic parent was married to a US citizen but was not a citizen themselves the child would not be eligible.

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