Gestational Surrogacy is generally permitted in Missouri. There are no statutes or published case law that specifically permits or prohibits surrogacy.
It may be possible to obtain a Post-Birth Order. Although Pre-Birth Orders are not issued in Missouri prior to delivery, a Parentage Order may be filed prior to delivery and will become effective soon after the child is born. Post-Birth Orders are most likely to be granted to single Intended Parents or married Intended Parents when at least one of them is genetically related to the child. For same-sex or unmarried couples, or when neither Intended Parent is genetically related to the child, it may still be possible to obtain a Post-Birth Order, but results vary.
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