26.26.011  <<  26.26.021 >>   26.26.031

Scope of actChoice of lawSurrogate parentage contracts. (Effective until January 1, 2019.)

(1) This chapter applies to determinations of parentage in this state.
(2) The court shall apply the law of this state to adjudicate the parent-child relationship. The applicable law does not depend on:
(a) The place of birth of the child; or
(b) The past or present residence of the child.
(3) This chapter does not create, enlarge, or diminish parental rights or duties under other law of this state.
(4) If a birth results under a surrogate parentage contract that is unenforceable under the law of this state, the parent-child relationship is determined as provided in RCW 26.26.101 through 26.26.116 and applicable case law.


CostsApplication2011 c 283: See notes following RCW 26.26.011.
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