South Carolina

Accepts / Does NOT Accept CA Judgment

Does Not Accept

*Does Not Accept Out of State Judgments*

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 component, with final Order of Parentage granted within 30 days of 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

There is no law in South Carolina directly addressing gestational surrogacy. Because it is not prohibited, gestational surrogacy may be practiced, and case law enforcing terms of a gestational surrogacy contract imply their validity (although under what circumstances is unclear).

Vital Records Information

  • Will not accept a CA Judgment as of a 4/2018

Local Counsel

Stephanie Brinkley
(843-277-9009)
[email protected]