West Virginia

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

State Law Governing Gestational Surrogacy

*Results will vary by venue*

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

✓*

✓*

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West Virginia does not have a comprehensive surrogacy statute, but W.VA Code §61-2-14h(e)(3) states that prohibition on the purchase or sale of a child does not apply to:

(3) Fees and expenses included in any agreement in which a woman agrees to become a surrogate mother.

Vital Records Information

Contact: Ramona Fox, Acting Supervisor of Registration (304-356-4138, [email protected])

Ramona Fox confirmed May 6, 2021 that WV VR will accept a CA pre-birth judgment regardless of genetic connection, marital status, or sexual orientation

Local Counsel

Robert Dunlap
(304-255-4762)
[email protected]