Gestational Surrogacy is generally permitted in Montana. There are no statutes or published case law that specifically permits or prohibits surrogacy. Montana courts are typically favorable toward surrogacy agreements.
Pre- and Post-Birth Orders will usually be granted when at least one of the Intended Parents shares a genetic relationship to the child. These determinations are left to the judge’s discretion and results may vary. Although parentage orders may be obtained by a married or unmarried couple, of by a single Intended Parent, an unmarried Intended Parent who is not genetically related to the child may have a harder time securing parental rights.
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