New Jersey

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 governed and permitted by the New Jersey Gestational Carrier Agreement Act, a comprehensive statutory framework.

Vital Records Information

Contact: Yamileth Merchak ([email protected], 609-292-4087)

  • Email a copy of the Judgment to Yamileth prior to birth

Judgment: Certified Judgment should be presented to hospital, who will then fax it to Vital Statistics. The hospital will likely return the certified Judgment to the Intended Parents (i.e. neither the hospital nor Vital Statistics require the certified Order), but please confirm.

Birth Certificates: The birth record which the hospital will electronically transmit to Vital Statistics will include the GC’s information, but the only birth certificate which is issued will name the IPs.

  • Hospitals are required to electronically submit the birth record within 5 days of the birth. Birth certificates are generally available on the 6th day and can be ordered in person at a local registrar.
  • For birth certificates to be apostilled or used for passport application purposes, the long form birth certificate should be requested.

Local Counsel

Dominic Farole
(610) 502-2720
[email protected]