Rhode Island's Uniform (and Equal)

Parentage Act

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently signed into law the “Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act.” Effective January 1, 2021, Rhode Islanders can rely on an updated statutory framework that provides a legitimate path to parenthood for same-sex couples and those using assisted reproductive technology to build their family. State Representative Carol Hagan McEntee, sponsor of the bill, stated that the new law is “specifically about one thing—equality and fairness, especially for the loving parents and their children in this state.”

August 10, 2020


The Fine Print of New York's New Surrogacy Law

April 22, 2020

Beginning February 2021, compensated gestational surrogacy will be legal in New York pursuant to the FY 2021 New York State Budget, recently passed by the New York legislature and approved by Governor Cuomo amidst combatting the nation’s largest coronavirus outbreak.  The 2021 budget includes the Child Parent Security Act (“CPSA”), which among other things legalizes compensated gestational surrogacy, streamlines the surrogacy parentage process, and also structures requirements for New York citizens who turn to surrogacy to build their family.  Soon, New Yorkers can freely enter into compensated gestational surrogacy contracts.