Ohio

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 (if PE is done in OH, some counties might require a post-birth order)

State Law Governing Gestational Surrogacy

*Results 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

While Ohio does not have a statute addressing gestational surrogacy, the 2007 case  J.F.v.D.B.,879N.E.2d740 determined that gestational surrogacy is not contrary to public policy (“Consequently, no public policy is violated when a gestational-surrogacy contract is entered into, even when one of the provisions requires the gestational surrogate not to assert parental rights regarding children she bears that are of another woman’s artificially inseminated egg”).

Vital Records Information

Contact: Susie (614-644-1843, [email protected] /[email protected])

Judgment: Have Judgment reviewed before sending out to the parties

  • Certified Judgment should be sent to the hospital, and the hospital should provide to VR

Local Counsel

Beverly J. Cox

(419) 242-1400

[email protected]