Statement on the Child-Parent Security Act

It is time for New York to allow compensated gestational surrogacy within the state and to clearly recognize the parentage of children born via surrogacy arrangements and donor conception. New York’s current donor conception statute applies only to married couples who have conceived through sperm donation and meet specific conditions.  Families falling outside of that construct do not receive the benefit of the statute and face a legal ambiguity regarding recognized parentage.  Further, New York should join nearly every other state in the U.S. that permits the practice of compensated gestational surrogacy.  The New York City Bar Association looks forward to passage of the Child-Parent Security Act.