Texas

Accepts / Does NOT Accept CA Judgment

Accepts, but domestication may be required by the hospital (so assume domestication for all cases). All TX hospitals seem to be operating on their own. Ensure that any matches fall within the TX statute or a TX attorney confirms prior to match approval that the domestication won’t be an issue.

✓*= outside statute, but may be possible

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

✓*= Outside statute, but may be possible

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 by and permitted for married couples by Texas by Tex. Fam. Code Sec. 160.751 et. seq.

Vital Records Information

Contact: Linda Rodriguez, VR Supervisor (512-776-2595); Field Representatives (able to answer questions and help with issues related to surrogacy) 512-776-2533, Steven M. 512-7762611

Tati spoke to Teresa (by calling the main line and asking who she should speak to) on June 22, 2021 and she confirmed that VR still accepts all out of state orders without need for domestication (email [email protected])

Judgment: Do no need to send certified Judgment to TX Vital records or hospital. Only a copy of the Judgment is sufficient.

Birth Certificates: Long form required to apply for US passport

Local Counsel

Simi Denson, Attorney at Law, P.C.
[email protected]
www.simidenson.com
(512) 788-5223