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Making surrogacy easier in Michigan

Governor Whitmer signs Family Protection Act
Posted at 7:06 PM, Apr 01, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-01 19:06:00-04

LANSING, Mich. — People in our neighborhoods could find it easier to start a family thanks to a new law.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signing the Michigan Family Protection Act on Monday.

The legislation is a package of bills aimed to make surrogacy safer in Michigan, decriminalizing surrogacy contracts and allowing a person other than the woman giving birth to be listed as the biological mother of the child.

It also provides guardrails for anyone involved in a surrogacy or IVF pregnancy.

According to the Governor's office, this will make it easier and cheaper for all Michigan families to get formal recognition of their parental relationship to their children.

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