UNITED STATES: AMERICAN IDENTITY
The legal issues of surrogacy are under the jurisdiction of each state and the legal situation varies greatly from one state to another. The states that are permissive with surrogacy and where contracts are considered legal are: California, Illinois, Arkansas, Maryland and Utah, among others. For legal purposes, what matters is where the contracts are drawn up and signed, where the pregnant woman resides and where the birth takes place. All family models can be accessed, without the need for genetic load with the embryo to be implanted.