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Surrogacy Laws in Louisiana

Louisiana has a law on the books that says that traditional surrogacy agreements that are compensated are not enforceable and void, but it doesn’t deal with surrogacy arrangements that are not compensated or gestational surrogacy arrangements. Surrogacy agreements dealing with LGBT couples and individuals hasn’t been considered by the courts yet.


Explanation: The statute in question says that a surrogate motherhood contract is null and void, and that it’s not enforceable and against public policy.

It says that the surrogate motherhood contract pertains to any agreement where a person isn’t married to the sperm’s contributor agrees for worthwhile consideration to be inseminated, to carry a fetus to birth, and then to give up to the sperm’s contributor the full custody and rights and requirements of the child.



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