Governor Cuomo Signs Act Reversing Decades-Long ban on Compensated Surrogacy
On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Child Parent Security Act (the “Act”), which reverses New York’s decades-long ban on compensated surrogacy. The Act, which will take effect on February 15, 2021, is a landmark bill that will provide many New York residents legally protected access to certain assisted reproductive measures, including surrogacy, to finally expand their families where they otherwise might not have been able to.
Below are a few of the important highlights of the Act:
- overturns New York’s ban on compensated gestational surrogacy;
- amends the current laws regarding judgments of parentage of children conceived through assisted reproduction or pursuant to surrogacy agreements;