2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 126 - Parentage
NRS 126.720 - Intended parent considered parent of child; exception; assumption of rights and obligations by parties of gestational carrier; court order validating gestational agreement.


NV Rev Stat § 126.720 (2013) What's This?

1. If a gestational carrier arrangement satisfies the requirements of NRS 126.740 and 126.750:

(a) The intended parent or parents shall be considered the parent or parents of the resulting child immediately upon the birth of the child;

(b) The resulting child shall be considered the child of the intended parent or parents immediately upon the birth of the child;

(c) Parental rights vest in the intended parent or parents immediately upon the birth of the resulting child;

(d) Sole legal and physical custody of the resulting child vest with the intended parent or parents immediately upon the birth of the child; and

(e) Neither the gestational carrier nor her legal spouse or domestic partner, if any, shall be considered the parent of the resulting child.

2. If a gestational carrier arrangement satisfies the requirements of NRS 126.740 and 126.750 and if, because of a laboratory error, the resulting child is not genetically related to the intended parent or either of the intended parents or any donor who donated to the intended parent or parents, the intended parent or parents shall be considered the parent or parents of the child, unless a determination to the contrary is made by a court of competent jurisdiction in an action which may only be brought by one or more genetic parents of the resulting child within 60 days after the birth of the child.

3. The parties to a gestational carrier arrangement shall assume the rights and obligations of subsections 1 and 2 if:

(a) The gestational carrier satisfies the eligibility requirements set forth in subsection 1 of NRS 126.740;

(b) The intended parent or parents satisfy the requirement set forth in subsection 2 of NRS 126.740; and

(c) The gestational carrier arrangement occurs pursuant to a gestational agreement which meets the requirements set forth in NRS 126.750.

4. Before or after the birth of the resulting child, the intended parent or parents or the prospective gestational carrier or gestational carrier may commence a proceeding in any district court in this State to obtain an order designating the content of the birth certificate issued as provided in NRS 440.270 to 440.340, inclusive. If:

(a) The resulting child is to be born in this State;

(b) A copy of the gestational agreement is attached to the petition; and

(c) The requirements of NRS 126.740 and 126.750 are satisfied,

the court may issue an order validating the gestational agreement and declaring the intended parent or parents to be the parent or parents of the resulting child.

(Added to NRS by 2013, 808)

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