Surrogacy in Michigan: What Are the Alternatives to the Great-Lakes-State?
Although America was one of the first countries to adopt IVF and surrogacy, there is no single Surrogacy Act that applies to all of the U.S. Every state has its own legislation. In Michigan, for example, surrogacy motherhood is wholly prohibited. Moreover, the Wolverine State imposes a fine of $50,000 or five years for surrogacy. So, basically, there is no such thing as a surrogacy law in Michigan that would ensure intended parents’ (IPs) interests.
Apart from that, non-compensated or altruistic surrogacy is legal in Michigan. However, commercial surrogacy (when a surrogate mother gets financial compensation for her participation in the process) is preferred by most intended parents. Gestational agreements protect IPs’ parentage rights and regulate the whole surrogacy journey.