Surrogacy Law in Connecticut

no-image Law in effect as of January 1, 2022.
Gestational and traditional surrogacy contracts are enforceable by law. A surrogate may also receive compensation beyond reimbursement of expenses.

Intended parents may enter into surrogacy agreements regardless of their marital status.

Connecticut state law also addresses rights of the surrogate:

  • A person acting as a surrogate must complete a mental health evaluation.

  • Intended parents are required to pay the following benefits:

    • Independent counsel for the surrogate,

    • Health insurance during pregnancy up to 8 weeks post birth,

    • Life insurance,

    • Medical expenses of the surrogate and the child that are not covered by insurance.

It is important to note that Connecticut state law demands that the surrogacy contract “shall not infringe upon the rights of the person acting as the surrogate to make all health and welfare decisions regarding the person, the person’s body and all the person’s pregnancy throughout the duration of the surrogacy agreement, including during attempts to become pregnant, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum”.

Finally, the law states that a court cannot enforce an agreement that a person acting as a surrogate “terminate or not terminate a pregnancy, or submit to medical procedures”.

Compensation for the surrogate must be placed in an escrow account prior to the execution of any medical procedures, other than medical and mental health evaluations.