Louisiana Surrogacy Bill Signed Into Law

Report that Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana signed a surrogacy bill into law this week.  This new law changes the presumption that a woman who gives birth may always be the legal mother.  Effective as of August 1, 2016, the new law sets forth the required steps and process to establish the legal relationships between the gestational carrier, biological parent(s), and child.  This is a reversal from Gov. Edwards predecessor, Gov. Bobby Jindal, who vetoed similar bills in 2013 and 2014.

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