Surrogacy in Ohio: Intended Parents Prospects in the Buckeye State
Despite not having any specific legislation supporting the surrogacy practice, surrogacy in Ohio is permitted by published case law J.F.v D.B.,879N.E.2d740 (2007). According to the case, the Ohio Supreme Court confirmed that gestational surrogacy is not against public policy. Ohio courts grant pre-birth and post-birth parentage orders. Both intended parents can be recognized as legal parents in a pre-birth order while one or neither parent has genetic relation to the child. Such orders can be granted if the parents are both single or coupled, married or unmarried, gay or straight. So, even though there is no such thing as a surrogacy law in Ohio, intended parents can still fulfil their dreams of expanding the family through surrogate motherhood.