|The U.S. State Department Changes Policy to Allow Citizenship to Children Born via IVF or Surrogacy
|May 20, 2021
The state department has announced that it will now approve U.S. citizenship for children born abroad to American parents via in vitro fertilization, surrogacy and by other assisted reproductive means. This policy reverses a long-standing rule that considered children born outside the U.S. to a surrogate to be born “out of wedlock” and that required that the child born abroad have a genetic or gestational relationship to the U.S. citizen parent. The new policy is a huge victory for the many LGBTQ families who have actively fought this policy in court.
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