New Jersey Gay Surrogacy Laws

New Jersey authorizes uncompensated gestational surrogacy agreements (in which the surrogate mother is not the biological contributor of the egg).

The issue of gay surrogacy agreements involving lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) individuals is favorable by the courts.

It is legal in New Jersey for gay male couples and lesbian couples to jointly adopt, as well as for individuals to adopt the children of their same-sex partner.

LGBT in New Jersey

Total Adult Population: 6,778,345

LGBT Population: 250,779

LGBT Percent of State Population: 3.7%

Percent of Same-Sex Couples Raising Children: 24%

 

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