Utah

PRE BIRTH OR POST BIRTH ORDER

Pre-birth and post-birth orders required.

Process begins at week 14 of the pregnancy.  Once the case is filed, the issuance of the judgment is issued within 2-3 weeks of filing.

 


Married Hetero Couple

Unmarried Hetero Couple

Married Same-Sex Couple

Unmarried Same-Sex Couple

Single Parent

One Bio Connection

Two Bio Connections

No Bio Connections


ACCEPTANCE OF CALIFORNIA PRE-BIRTH ORDER

Yes; however, it would still need to meet local requirements (i.e. pre and post birth components).


Birth Certificates

Timing - Varies by county, but the typical time frame is 5-10 business days.

Title - Parents can choose to be listed as father, parent, or mother.

GC - The initial birth certificate can include the name of the GC with the name of an IP.  The birth certificate can later be revised to remove the name of the GC.


statutes / case law

Gestational Surrogacy is permitted by statute,  Utah Code Ann. § 78B-15-801.

Is there a statute or published case law that addresses the rights of a donor over the resulting eggs, sperm, embryo or child?  Yes. 

Venue

County of the child's birthplace, county of the Intended Parent's residence, or county of the GC’s residence.

Do results vary by venue?  No.

Are motions to waive venue accepted?  No venue requirement.


Electronic signatures / e-notarizaTIONS

Traditional signatures and traditional notarizations required.


Second / step parent adoptions

Can the non-biological parent in a same-sex couple obtain a second parent adoption based solely on the fact that the child was born in the state (i.e., neither of the Intended Parents lives in the state)?  Yes, as long as the Intended Parents are married.

Will courts grant second parent adoptions or stepparent adoptions to heterosexual couples living in the state?  Yes.

Does the couple need to be married?  Yes, the couple must either be married or registered domestic partners.
 
Will courts grant second parent adoptions or stepparent adoptions to same-sex couples living in the state? 
Yes.

Does the couple need to be married?  Yes, the couple must either be married or registered domestic partners.


of counsel

Kathleen M. McRoberts

Third Party Reproduction Law, PLLC

300 Main Street, Suite 203

P.O. Box 176

Boise, ID 83701

(208) 214-4585

kmcroberts@thirdpartyreproduction.com

http://thirdpartyreproduction.com

Lauren Barros

Lauren R. Barros, P.C.

261 E. 300 S., Suite 300

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 532-1597

lrb@laurenbarroslaw.com

https://www.lrbfamilylaw.com/