Maryland Gay Surrogacy Laws

Intended parents of all types come to Maryland from all over the United States and abroad to work with Gestational Carriers. Maryland is considered a gay friendly state because the laws permit intended parents to establish their parental rights in Maryland courts.

A birth certificate may be obtained to include only the names of the intended parents.

While Maryland does not have a specific law that addresses gay surrogacy agreements, related laws hold compensated agreements unenforceable. The issue of surrogacy agreements involving lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals are favorable.

There is no unequivocal exclusion in Maryland on LGBT couples jointly adopting a child, nor is there an explicit prohibition on LGBT individuals adopting a child of their same-sex partner.

LGBT in Maryland

Total Adult Population: 4,481,654

LGBT Population: 147,895

LGBT Percent of State Population: 3.3%

Percent of Same-Sex Couples Raising Children: 24%


Disclaimer: Although the information on this page is written in an effort to provide accurate general information on the legalities of gay surrogacy by state, please be aware that the laws are continuously changing, and this page is not necessarily updated instantaneously as to all aspects of the law. Please be aware that the law is controversial and unsettled in some areas; check back with us often for legal updates and information regarding gay surrogacy in this location.

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