Besides, an increasing number of states use codified law to recognize and enforce properly negotiated surrogate parenting contracts.
And, in all states, intended rearing parents may not interfere with a surrogate’s abortion rights, in most states, intended rearing parents are not permitted to pay for around the surrogate’s medical and ancillary expenses.
Whenever directing that their names rather than the names of the surrogate and her husband be entered on the birth certificate, in on the basis of the intent to rear the child and the other depending on genetics which in combination trump any parental claim a surrogate might make solely on the basis of her gestational relationship to the child. Remember, interestingly, most states that enforce surrogacy contracts are maximally supportive of intended rearing parents who are also the genetic parents of the child. Importantly, these states regulate the terms of the surrogacy contract. Consequently, one state, California, uses case law to enforce parenting contracts.