Nevada Surrogacy Laws

Statutory law allows for the practice of gestational surrogacy in Nevada and holds gestational carrier agreements valid and enforceable as long as the Nevada statutory requirements are met  (N.R.S. 126.500-126.810.).

The Nevada gestational surrogacy agreement must be in writing and executed prior to undergoing any medical procedures, and the intended parent and gestational carrier are required to have independent legal representation concerning the surrogacy agreement.

There is no statute or case law prohibiting traditional surrogacy. As a result, in Nevada, gestational and traditional surrogacy are practiced throughout cities like Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno.

Laws Concerning Parentage Orders in Nevada

Nevada allows for its courts to grant pre-birth parentage orders declaring the intended parents to be the legal parents on the child’s birth certificate. Courts will grant Nevada pre-birth orders to married, unmarried, opposite-, and same-sex couples, as well as to single parents. A copy of the Nevada gestational carrier agreement is required to be attached to the petition (N.R.S. 126.720).

Egg and Sperm Donor Law in Nevada

Under Nevada law, a donor is defined as “a person with dispositional control of eggs, sperm or embryos who provides eggs, sperm or embryos to another person for gestation and relinquishes all present and future parental and inheritance rights and obligations to any resulting child,” (N.R.S. 126.540.).

Nevada statute further holds that a donor is not the parent of a child conceived through means of assisted reproduction (N.R.S. 126.660.).

Nevada Stepparent and Second-Parent Adoption Law

Nevada statute allows for a stepparent to adopt their spouse’s child as long as the other spouse is the legal parent of the child (N.R.S. 127.160.). Additionally, Nevada stepparents are exempt from being required to reside with the child for a period of six months before an adoption decree is granted (N.R.S. 127.150).

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For those who don’t have legal expertise, Nevada surrogacy laws can be difficult to understand. Fortunately, Baby Steps Surrogacy Center has years of experience in this field. We can help you complete your family. To find out how, call us at 412-884-2229 or reach us through the contact buttons at the top of this page.