Nevada Surrogacy Laws


When making the choice to pursue your dream of building a family with the help of a surrogate, it is crucial that you have an understanding of the surrogacy laws in place in Nevada. Your surrogacy journey should be one filled with joy and excitement, but when it comes to considering the legal aspect of surrogacy, it can feel overwhelming. That is why the team at Elevate Baby works to ensure all the intended parents we work with can enter into this wonderful time in their lives with the necessary knowledge. 

Elevate Baby is a surrogacy agency helping intended parents in Nevada understand all the different laws in place regarding surrogacy and how these may affect them. We want your journey of welcoming a child into the world to be as stress-free as possible, and we will go above and beyond to make sure we can help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in your surrogacy journey in Nevada.

What Type of Surrogacy Is Legal in Nevada?

When researching surrogacy as a means to build a family, many intended parents are surprised to learn that there are actually two different types of surrogacy. The first type is traditional surrogacy, which allows the surrogate to have a biological connection to the child that they will carry. Gestational surrogacy, on the other hand, involves a woman who carries and delivers a child for intended parents but does not have any biological connection to the child they are carrying. 

In the state of Nevada, traditional surrogacy, meaning a surrogate mother who has a genetic link to the child being born, falls within a legal gray area. This means that gestational surrogacy is the only type of surrogacy that is recommended within the state. At Elevate Baby, we also only work with gestational surrogates. So, when you work with our agency, you can be rest assured that we know how to navigate all the intricacies of gestational surrogacy. For information about Nevada surrogacy laws contact us today to discuss further on this important topic. 

Who Is Permitted to Become a Surrogate in Nevada?

Before you can begin the surrogacy journey in Nevada, you will be matched with a surrogate that our agency believes will be the best fit for you. However, before surrogates are even considered for matching with intended parents, they must go through a screening to ensure that they fit Nevada’s requirements for surrogate mothers. The women who are able to be gestational surrogates, according to Nevada state law, include women who:

  • Complete an initial online application and meet with an Elevate surrogacy professional to learn more about everything involved in the surrogacy process.
  • Complete an extended application detailing medical history which allows our agency to collect the full medical record of a  surrogate candidate for review and summary.
  • Undergo a criminal background check. 

At Elevate Baby, we ensure that all of the surrogate mothers we work with meet each of Nevada’s requirements for surrogacy eligibility. This is important not only for legal purposes, but also to ensure that your surrogacy journey has the greatest chances of success while being an overall joyful experience. Our team will guide you through the intricacies of surrogacy laws in Nevada, including the types of surrogacy that are legal, who is permitted to become a surrogate, and more. Give us a call today to answer any of your questions. 

Understand the Legal Requirements for Gestational Surrogacy

In Nevada, the gestational surrogacy agreement must be in writing. Once the agreement is finished, the parties who must sign in order for it to be finalized are:

  • The surrogate
  • The surrogate’s spouse or registered domestic partner, if applicable
  • The intended parent(s)

In this agreement, there are certain elements that must be detailed, which include the following:

  • The amount of compensation, if any, that the intended parent(s) will pay to the surrogate mother
  • The medical and living expenses the intended parent(s) will take care of for the surrogate
  • Whether the surrogate will be able to choose a local provider for her care
  • That the intended parent(s) will become the child’s legal parents upon the birth of the child
  • The risks of liabilities for all parties involved in the journey

A gestational surrogacy agreement should also include which medical exams the surrogate must take, along with any provisions for what happens if the surrogate cannot get pregnant or miscarries. For questions regarding the Nevada gestational surrogacy agreement requirements, reach out to a team member at Elevate Baby for more information.

Contact Elevate Baby Today For Information Regarding Surrogacy Laws in Nevada

At Elevate Baby, we understand that surrogacy offers intended parents the chance to welcome a child into their family. With years of experience serving high-profile and celebrity clients, we are proud to treat all intended parents with the same concierge-level service to ensure joyful surrogacy journeys while adhering to all of the state’s laws regarding surrogacy. 

Our Nevada surrogacy agency will be with you every step of the way as you work to build your family. Contact us today for more information regarding surrogacy laws in Nevada by calling (323) 933-8918 or filling out our contact form.

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