Illinois Surrogacy Laws
Gestational surrogacy is permitted in Illinois under the Gestational Surrogacy Act. Under the statute, gestational surrogacy contracts are valid and will be enforced by the court if certain requirements are met (750 ILCS 47/25.). There is no case law or any state statute prohibiting the practice of traditional surrogacy.
As a result, both gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy are permitted and practiced throughout Illinois cities like Chicago, Aurora, and Rockford.
Laws Concerning Parentage Orders in Illinois
Pre-birth parentage orders are not required for intended parents to establish parentage of a child conceived through a gestational surrogacy agreement. Illinois statute permits intended parents to establish parentage and obtain a birth certificate from Vital Records without having to petition the courts.
Egg and Sperm Donor Law in Illinois
There is no Illinois case law or any state statute governing the rights, interests, and obligations of an Illinois egg donor, embryo donor, or sperm donor who donates through a licensed physician for the purposes of assisted reproduction.
Illinois Stepparent and Second-Parent Adoption Law
Illinois statute allows for a stepparent in Illinois to adopt their spouse’s child as long as certain requirements are met. The stepparent must have resided in Illinois for at least six months prior to filing the petition for adoption, and if married to the biological parent, the stepparent cannot have been separated or living apart from the biological parent for longer the twelve months prior to filing the petition (750 ILCS 50/2.).
Fertility Clinics in Illinois
- Fertility Centers of Illinois, 312-222-8230
- Hinsdale Center for Reproduction, 630-366-5100
- Advanced Reproductive Center, 815-229-1700
- Reproductive Health & Fertility Center, 815-986-3737
- University of Chicago-IVF Program, 312-355-4205
- Reproductive Medicine Institute, 630-221-8131, 312-664-0305, or 630-954-0048
- North Shore Fertility, 847-763-8850
- Midwest Fertility Center, 630-394-2793, 773-453-2530, or 219-209-8045
Speak with Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc.
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