IC 31-20

IC 31-20-1
     Chapter 1. Surrogate Agreements

IC 31-20-1-1
Public policy declaration
    31-20-1-1 Sec. 1. The general assembly declares that it is against public policy to enforce any term of a surrogate agreement that requires a surrogate to do any of the following:
        (1) Provide a gamete to conceive a child.
        (2) Become pregnant.
        (3) Consent to undergo or undergo an abortion.
        (4) Undergo medical or psychological treatment or examination.
        (5) Use a substance or engage in activity only in accordance with the demands of another person.
        (6) Waive parental rights or duties to a child.
        (7) Terminate care, custody, or control of a child.
        (8) Consent to a stepparent adoption under IC 31-19 (or IC 31-3-1 before its repeal).
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.12.

IC 31-20-1-2
Void agreements
    31-20-1-2 Sec. 2. A surrogate agreement described in section 1 of this chapter that is formed after March 14, 1988, is void.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.12.

IC 31-20-1-3
Best interests of child; basis for court decisions
    31-20-1-3 Sec. 3. After March 14, 1988, a court may not base a decision concerning the best interests of a child in any civil action solely on evidence that a surrogate and any other person:
        (1) entered into a surrogate agreement; or
        (2) acted in accordance with a surrogate agreement;
unless a party proves that the surrogate agreement was entered into through duress, fraud, or misrepresentation.
As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.12.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Indiana may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.