Kentucky Surrogacy Laws

Kentucky Surrogacy Laws

There is no Kentucky case law or any statute that prohibits would-be parents from practicing gestational surrogacy in Kentucky. As a result, gestational surrogacy is permitted and practiced throughout cities like Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Under Kentucky statute, traditional surrogacy is prohibited as against public policy (Ky. Rev. Stat. § 199.590.).  

Laws Concerning Parentage Orders in Kentucky

Courts in Kentucky do grant pre-birth parentage orders; however, results can vary greatly by county and individual circumstances. For married heterosexual couples who are biologically related to a child born via gestational surrogate, the court will grant a pre-birth order.

For those couples who are unmarried and/or have engaged the use of a Kentucky sperm or egg donor, the likelihood that a Kentucky court will grant a pre-birth order is less.

Egg and Sperm Donor Law in Kentucky

There is no Kentucky case law or any state statutes that govern the rights, interests, and obligations of a Kentucky egg donor, embryo donor, or sperm donor who donates with a licensed physician for the purposes of assisted reproduction.

Kentucky Stepparent and Second-Parent Adoption Law

Kentucky statute allows for a stepparent in Kentucky to adopt their spouse’s child as long as certain requirements are met. The stepparent must be over the age of eighteen and must have resided in Kentucky for at least twelve months prior to filing the petition for adoption, and the biological parent must join in the adoption petition unless the stepparent is married to the biological parent (Ky. Rev. Stat. § 199.470.).

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