Colorado Surrogacy Laws

Colorado Surrogacy Laws

There is no Colorado case law or any statute that prohibits would-be parents from practicing gestational surrogacy or traditional surrogacy in Colorado. As a result, both types of surrogacy are permitted in Colorado and are practiced throughout the state, including Denver, Aurora, and Colorado Springs.

Laws Concerning Parentage Orders in Colorado

Colorado allows for its courts to grant pre-birth parentage orders to both married and unmarried opposite-sex couples, regardless of whether either intended parent is genetically related to the child.  

While Colorado allows courts to grant pre-birth parentage orders to same-sex couples, they must be married or in a civil union. Parentage orders are governed under the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure (C.R.S. § 15-11-121(2)).

Egg and Sperm Donor Law in Colorado

Under statute, a Colorado sperm or egg donor is not the parent of a child conceived by means of assisted reproduction—except when a husband provides sperm for or consents to assisted reproduction by his wife (C.R.S. § 19-4-106 (2009).).  

When a married woman and her husband consent to assisted reproduction using sperm donated by a man who is not her husband, the husband is treated in law as if he is the natural father of the child.  

Assisted reproduction must be performed under the supervision of either a licensed physician or advanced practice nurse with the written consent of the intended parents and donor(s).

Colorado Stepparent and Second-Parent Adoption Law

Colorado statute allows for anyone over the age of twenty-one to petition the court to grant an adoption (C.R.S. § 19-5-202.). Colorado courts will grant stepparent adoptions to married and unmarried heterosexual couples living in Colorado and to same-sex couples who are either married or in a civil union.

Fertility Clinics in Colorado

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