Surrogacy is welcome in West Virginia. A surrogate living there can be financially compensated

The American Surrogacy Center [TASC] provides a very positive analysis of legal surrogacy in West Virginia. TASC says:

“West Virginia is a surrogacy-friendly state. Some states have a great deal of law on the subject of surrogacy – either from state statutes or appellate court cases. Other states have no law, which leaves the question up in the air. West Virginia has only one sentence in its law which is incredibly significant.”

Indeed, West Virginia adoption legislation adds one exception not usually found in the adoption statutes of other states. One section provides the additional exception for: “Fees and expenses included in any agreement in which a woman agrees to become a surrogate mother.”

The bottom line is – surrogacy is legal in West Virginia.

“If a surrogate lives in West Virginia and delivers the baby in West Virginia, she can be paid for her services.”

3 thoughts on “Surrogacy is welcome in West Virginia. A surrogate living there can be financially compensated

  • June 9, 2008 at 3:13 am

    How do you or who do contact about surrogate mothers.

  • August 1, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Can the intended parents go on the birth certificate if the embryo is from the intended father and an egg donor? How does the intended mother get on the birth certificate?


  • April 30, 2009 at 1:09 am

    I am looking for a woman in WV or close by to be a surrogate mom for me and my partner. We have so much to offer a new baby and have great occupations and have been wanting a newborn for some time. We can no longer have children due to some circumstances, but have been waiting for someone to carry our baby for us. Please email us back at Butterflygirl716@msn.com

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