Washington

Accepts / Does NOT Accept CA Judgment

Accepts

Pre Birth / Post Birth

Pre-Birth

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

State Law Governing Gestational Surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy is governed and permitted by Wash. Rev. Code 26.26A, a comprehensive statutory framework.

Vital Records Information

Contacts: Katitza Holthaus, Policy Analyst at Dept. of Health & Statistics: (360) 236-4311 [email protected]; Jane Rhodes: jane.r[email protected]

Judgment: The hospital reviews the Judgment and completes the birth registration- VR only gets involved if there is an issue/complication and the hospital reaches out

Agreement: Katitza informed SLC in September 2020 that even if submitting an out-of-state order, the surrogacy agreement MUST comply with WA guidelines, and it is up to the hospital to ensure this. We have not previously had a hospital ask for the agreement, but should ensure this requirement is met for all future cases!

Local Counsel

Raegen Rasnic
[email protected]
(206) 623-6501

Rita Bender
[email protected]
(206) 623-6501