Utah

Accepts / Does NOT Accept CA Judgment

Accepts, but domestication is required

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 (as precautionary measure, IRLG recommends mirroring local requirements as closely as possible with a pre-birth and post-birth component- ensure there is language in the Judgment allowing for possibility of a post-birth in case UT demands it)

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 for married couples only by  Utah Code Ann. § 78B-15-801.

Vital Records Information

Contact: Marie Ashliman (801) 538-6366

Judgment: Provide two certified copies to UT attorney for domestication

  • The domestication process includes a 20 day waiting period, which can be stipulated/waived by the parties. Make sure this is requested

Birth Certificates: The birth record created by the hospital must be transmitted to Vital Records within 10 days of the birth and will list the Intended Parents’ names

  • Once Vital Records receives the birth record, they will email the Intended Parents with the birth record to confirm the information is accurate (make sure they put email addresses on birth certificate worksheet)
  • Following confirmation the information is correct, Vital Records will email the Intended Parents with instructions on how to order the birth certificate

No abortion after 18 weeks (copying over from SLC notes)

Local Counsel

Lauren R. Barros
(801-746-0670 ext. 105)
[email protected]