Does it matter what state the gestational carrier lives in?

Yes, depending on your specific case. There are certain states that we do not accept carriers from since surrogacy is illegal in these states. Those states are Washington D.C., Michigan, Nebraska, New York, and Washington. Also, the laws are more favorable in certain states to same sex couples that are married or not, parents that are not from the United States, heterosexual couples that are not married, or even heterosexual couples that are married but using an egg or sperm donor. If you have more specific questions, we suggest speaking with our office staff and possibly an attorney that we refer you to.