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Changes to Parental Rights in New York Provide Significant Rights for Individuals

On April 2, 2020, the New York legislature passed the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA), which will become effective on February 15, 2021. The CPSA makes sweeping changes to parental rights in New York, including the ability to define and confirm legal rights for children conceived via gestational surrogacy or third-party reproduction from the moment of the birth of the child. These changes provide more flexibility and also greater rights for individuals contemplating birth through nontraditional means.

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