Minnesota

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 (confirm, as notes say VR indicated that process might be changing to post-birth- notes are not dated)

State Law Governing Gestational Surrogacy

*Results will vary by county*

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

There is no law in Minnesota addressing gestational surrogacy. Because it is not prohibited, gestational surrogacy may be practiced.

Vital Records Information

Contacts: Julie 651-201-5990; [email protected]; [email protected] (these may be outdated)

  • Krista Bauer, Registration Supervisor ([email protected], 651-201-5937).
    • For mail addressed to Krista: MN Dept of Health, ATTN: OVR – Krista Bauer, PO Box 64499 St. Paul, MN  55164-0499
  • VR General Address: Minnesota Vital Records Office, 85 East 7th Place, Suite 220, Saint Paul, MN55164

Judgment: Must include estimated delivery date and expected place of delivery, as well as all parties’ dates of birth, places of birth, and child(ren)’s names.

  • Certified Judgment should be sent to the hospital

Birth Certificates: For birth certificates which will be amended, a $40 fee applies, which is in addition to the costs for the certified copies of the birth certificates.

  • **If the IPs’ marital status is not noted on the birth record, only the parents may order the birth record.  If the IPs’ martial status is noted on the birth record, then IPs’ attorney may order the birth certificate.
  • Ordering: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/birth.html

Local Counsel

Steve Snyder
(763) 420-6700
[email protected]