Connecticut

Accepts / Does NOT Accept CA Judgment

Accepts

Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple

Married
Same-Sex
Couple

Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections

N/A

N/A

N/A

No Bio Connections

Pre Birth / Post Birth

Pre-Birth

State Law Governing Gestational Surrogacy


Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple

Married
Same-Sex
Couple

Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections

N/A

N/A

N/A

No Bio Connections

Gestational surrogacy is implicitly permitted by CT Gen Stat § 7-48a (2015) which states in pertinent part:

(a) Each original certificate of birth shall be filed with the name of the birth mother recorded.

(b) If the birth is subject to a gestational agreement, the Department of Public Health shall create a replacement certificate of birth immediately upon: (1) Receipt of a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction approving a gestational agreement and issuing an order of parentage pursuant to such gestational agreement, if such order is received by the department after the birth of the child, or (2) the filing of an original certificate of birth, if such order is received by the department prior to the birth of the child. The department shall prepare the replacement certificate of birth for the child born of the agreement in accordance with such order. The replacement certificate of birth shall include all information required to be included in a certificate of birth of this state as of the date of the birth, except that the intended parent or parents under the gestational agreement shall be named as the parent or parents of the child. When a certified copy of a certificate of birth is requested by an eligible party, as provided in section 7-51, for which a replacement certificate of birth has been created pursuant to this subsection, a copy of the replacement certificate of birth shall be provided. The department shall seal the original certificate of birth in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of section 19a-42.

Vital Records Information

Contacts: Carol Manficquio; VR attorney for review: Lisa Kesler 860-509-7983

Important:

  • Send an original Judgment to hospital and Vital Records
  • Lodge Gestational Surrogacy Agreement with Vital Records

Birth Certificates:

  • Original birth certificate created electronically with surrogate listed, but never issues unless Acknowledgment of Paternity is signed at the hospital (French)
  • 1 week if expedited

Local Counsel

Victoria Ferrara
(203) 255-9877
[email protected]