Welcome to California Premium Surrogacy, a surrogacy agency based in Los Angeles. To make surrogacy journeys as straightforward as possible, we work with surrogates who live in the states of California, Nevada, Texas, Washington and Oregon, and serve intended parents from the US, China and all over the world.
Surrogacy in California
When it comes to assisted reproductive technology, California is a friendly state and offers plenty of options. Gestational surrogacy has become increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why. Modern technology makes this process possible, relatively safe and effective.
There are two different types of surrogacy: traditional and gestational. Traditional surrogacy is when a surrogate’s egg and a intended father’s or donor’s sperm are used to create an embryo that is then implanted into the surrogate’s womb. Gestational surrogacy uses both intended parent(s) or donor egg and sperm to create the embryo, which means the surrogate is not genetically related to the baby.
Gestational surrogacy is by far the most popular option today. While traditional surrogacy is not illegal in California, it is not widely regulated and is usually discouraged for ethical reasons. At California Premium Surrogacy, we offer gestational surrogacy service only.
California is a Surrogacy-Friendly State
California has a long history of being surrogate-friendly. This means that the laws are supportive and relatively straightforward for both surrogates and intended parents to navigate. In California, intended parent(s) will complete the legal process with their surrogate before any medical processes begin. This ensures transparency and helps to make an often stressful journey a little easier. It also means that the intended parent(s) establish their parentage before their baby is born. In some other states, this process cannot begin until after the birth of the child.
Understanding California’s Surrogacy Laws
While California is known for its surrogacy-friendly policies, when planning your surrogacy journey it’s still important to research these laws yourself so you know your rights.
In California, both the intended parent(s) and the surrogate are required to have their own legal representation. This means intended parents cannot share attorneys with their surrogate. California Surrogacy Laws also require a surrogacy contract, which must be created, signed, and notarized before the embryo transfer.
The surrogacy contract will establish the legal terms of the surrogacy process. This will help to protect both the surrogate and the intended parent(s). Your fertility clinic and your lawyer can answer any additional legal questions that you have about surrogacy.
California does not require couples to be legally married to pursue surrogacy, making it a great option for many types of partnerships. Surrogacy is also an option for single parents and same-sex parents.
Surrogacy for LGBT Couples and Individuals in California
LGBT couples have the same legal rights as heterosexual couples in California, and that extends to assisted reproduction. Of course, understanding those rights can be challenging for any couple and individual, so it’s important to talk to both your lawyer and your fertility clinic about any questions you might have.
Because gay and lesbian couples cannot use both of their genetic information to create an embryo, these couples will need to decide which partner will donate their egg or sperm during the surrogacy process. They will also need to select an egg or sperm donor to complete the process. California Premium Surrogacy is proud to support LGBT couples and individuals on their fertility journeys. We will assist you in choosing an egg donor or/and sperm donor as well as a surrogate to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.