Gestational Surrogacy is permitted in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act (RIUPA) §15-8.1-801-809, effective January 1, 2021.
Pre-Birth Orders can be readily obtained by any Intended Parent, whether married or unmarried, a heterosexual or same-sex couple or individual, and even if neither Intended Parent is genetically related to the child. Before the birth of the Resulting Child, any party to the agreement may commence a proceeding in the family court or the superior court to obtain the Pre-Birth Order.
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