If you and your partner are unable to conceive a child on your own, or you have fertility issues that prohibit you from carrying a child, finding a surrogate to carry your child for you is a great option. Despite a lack of federal regulation, the United States has by far the most robust and safe surrogacy system in the world. Unfortunately, it is also extraordinarily expensive.
Since the federal government has yet to enact any laws regarding surrogacy, it has been left up to the states to legislate surrogacy contracts. Many states have passed laws allowing for some form of surrogacy agreements, but others have either not passed laws or have passed laws expressly forbidding all or some forms of surrogacy. To avoid legal troubles, you should make sure to know the laws and guidelines surrounding the surrogacy process in your state.