Idaho Surrogacy Laws

There is no Idaho case law nor any state statute that prohibits would-be parents from practicing either gestational or traditional surrogacy in Idaho. As a result, both types of surrogacy are permitted and practiced through Idaho cities like Boise, Nampa, and Meridian.

Laws Concerning Parentage Orders in Idaho

Idaho does not permit its courts to grant pre-birth parentage orders. The intended parent or parents who are genetically related to the child can be declared the legal parent(s) in a post-birth parentage order.

The non-genetically related intended parent will have to complete a second-parent adoption before their name can be placed on the child’s birth certificate (I.C. § 39-255.).

Egg and Sperm Donor Law in Idaho

There is no Idaho case law or any statute governing the rights, interests, and obligations of an egg donor, embryo donor, or sperm donor in Idaho who donates to a licensed physician for the purposes of assisted reproduction.

Idaho Stepparent and Second-Parent Adoption Law

Idaho statute allows for a stepparent in Idaho to adopt their spouse’s child when certain requirements are met. Consent from all biological parents who have acknowledged their maternity and paternity is required before an adoption is granted (I.C. § 16-1504.). Consent of the adoptee is also required if the child to be adopted is over the age of twelve (Id. § 16-1504.).

Fertility Clinics in Idaho

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