Surrogacy in Wisconsin: What Are the Options in the Badger State?
Intended parents who are willing to expand their families through the surrogacy process are free to do it in Wisconsin. Even though there is no particular surrogacy law in Wisconsin, the Badger State permits gestational surrogacy by the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision from the 2013 case In re. the Paternity of F.T.R. According to the latter mentioned, pre-birth parentage orders are enforceable unless contrary to the child’s best interest.
Pre-birth contracts on surrogacy in Wisconsin cover:
- each party’s rights and obligations throughout the process
prospects and responsibilities
- gestational carrier remuneration and other financial information
- contact expectations on each stage of the process (before, during, and after)
- a plan of the baby’s delivery
The only tricky part intended parents may face is when it comes to second-parent adoptions for unmarried couples (both opposite-sex and same-sex). Unfortunately, this obstacle is common for the LGBT community. At the same time, married gay couples can complete a stepparent adoption after the birth of a child to a surrogate mother.