Legality and Ethics

The ethics and legality of Surrogate Partner Therapy are often the things that raise the most concern among new therapists and clients. Many of these concerns can be alleviated simply by understanding the rules, guidelines, and practices involved in Surrogate Partner Therapy.   


Surrogate Partner Therapy is legally undefined. There are currently no state or federal laws prohibiting or regulating the practice of Surrogate Partner Therapy. It is therefore essential that each individual involved in the process adhere to the strict ethical codes set forth by the respective professional organizations.