Oklahoma Surrogacy Laws
There is no Oklahoma case law or any state statute that prohibits intended parents from practicing either gestational surrogacy or traditional surrogacy in Oklahoma. Oklahoma statute does explicitly permit artificial insemination, which is insemination of a woman by a man who is not her husband, conducted by a licensed physician (10 Ok. St. Ann. § 551.).
As a result, both gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy are permitted and practiced throughout Oklahoma cities like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Norman.
Laws Concerning Parentage Orders in Oklahoma
Oklahoma allows for its courts to grant pre-birth parentage orders; however, courts have shown a preference for granting post-birth orders in Oklahoma. Under Oklahoma statute, a child who is born as a result of a husband and wife consenting to the use of artificial insemination will be treated by law the same as if the child had been naturally conceived and born to the husband and wife (10 Ok. St. Ann. § 552.).
When no parent is genetically related to the child, courts will only grant Oklahoma post-birth orders to married heterosexual couples (10 Ok. St. Ann. § 556.).
Egg and Sperm Donor Law in Oklahoma
Under Oklahoma statute, an oocyte* donor has no rights or obligations with respect to a child born as a result of said donation. Likewise, a child born as a result of a oocyte donation shall have no rights, obligations, or interests with respect to a person who donated the oocyte (10 Ok. St. Ann. § 555.).
*An oocyte is a cell in a woman’s ovary that can be thought of as an immature ovum or egg cell.
Oklahoma Stepparent and Second-Parent Adoption Law
Oklahoma statute allows for a stepparent in Oklahoma to adopt their spouse’s child. Oklahoma statute allows for either the husband or wife, if the other spouse is a parent, to file a petition to adopt their spouse’s child (10 Ok. St. Ann. § 7503-1.1.).
Fertility Clinics in Oklahoma
- INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility, 405-949-6060
- Tulsa Fertility Center, 918-584-2870
- OU Physicians Reproductive Medicine, 405-271-1616
Speak with Baby Steps Surrogacy Center, Inc.
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