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MI House Bill 5207


State: Michigan
Signed: April 01, 2024

Effective: March 31, 2025
Chapter: Public Act No. 24


House Bill 5207 repeals the prohibition on surrogate parentage agreements and requires a surrogacy agreement to be attested by a notarial officer.  


Adds Sections 722.1707-722.1709, 722.1801-722.1804, and 722.1901-722.1909 to the Michigan Compiled Laws.  

  1. Provides requirements, as specified, for a surrogacy agreement.  

  1. Requires the signature of each party to a surrogacy agreement to be attested by a notarial officer.  


House Bill 5207 is part of a nine-bill legislative package known as the Michigan Family Protection Act, signed by the Michigan Governor. Upon signing the bills into law, Governor Whitmer stated, “The Michigan Family Protection Act takes commonsense, long-overdue action to repeal Michigan’s ban on surrogacy, protect families formed by IVF, and ensure LGBTQ+ parents are treated equally.” The NNA tracks bills such as House Bill 5207 because legislatures often will impose notarization requirements for important forms such as surrogacy agreements that impact the creation and wellbeing of families.  

House Bill 5207 takes effect 90 days after the final adjournment of the 2024 Regular Session, which is currently projected to adjourn on December 31, 2024. The enactment of House Bill 5207 was dependent on House Bills 5208, 5209, 5210, 5211, 5212, 5213, 5214, and 5215 also being enacted. These additional bills were enacted. You can read the new law update for House Bill 5214 here. Should the legislature adjourn on a different date, we will update the effective date listed above.