N.Y. Domestic Relations Law Section 121

When used in this article, unless the context or subject matter manifestly requires a different interpretation:


“Genetic surrogate” shall mean a person who gives birth to a child who is the person’s genetic child pursuant to a genetic surrogate parenting agreement.


“Genetic surrogate parenting agreement” shall mean any agreement, oral or written, in which:


a genetic surrogate agrees either to be inseminated with the sperm of a person who is not their spouse or to be impregnated with an embryo that is the product of the genetic surrogate’s ovum fertilized with the sperm of a person who is not their spouse; and


the genetic surrogate agrees to, or intends to, surrender or consent to the adoption of the child born as a result of such insemination or impregnation.

Source: Section 121 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/DOM/121 (updated Feb. 19, 2021; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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Feb. 19, 2021

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