While 47 states allow for surrogacy, New York continues to ban the practice. New York law currently forces infertile heterosexual couples and singles, and LGBTQ couples and singles to leave the state in order to enter into legal contracts that support surrogacy.

This current issue inspired our founder, Mindy Berkson, to elaborate on the surrogacy ban in New York. In Newborn Advantage’s latest podcast, Mindy dives into those affected by the ban, those who would benefit from the ban being lifted, and the actions she believes New York should take in light of the growing field of Assisted Reproduction and evolving family expectations.