New Hampshire bill to ensure equal access to voluntary acknowledgments of parentage

New Hampshire has done considerable work over the past decade to ensure that state parentage laws protect all children and families, including children born through surrogacy and assisted reproduction. SB422 is important further work to provide that more children have access to voluntary acknowledgments of parentage – the simple, voluntary form that establishes parentage at birth.

With this update, New Hampshire will ensure that children born through assisted reproduction can have their parent-child relationships secured through VAPs, and it would align New Hampshire with federal child support guidance and all other New England states. Led by Sen. Carson, this bill is a common-sense, bipartisan provision that provides greater security to Granite State children and families.

The bill follows the 2020 NH law that ensures children of all families are protected regardless of parents’ marital status.