SSA only provides arrangements in states where surrogacy is legal. For example, under Texas law, qualifying surrogate arrangements are both legal and enforceable by the court. The intended parents go directly on the original birth certificate and you will have no legal responsibility for the child. The same applies for states like Colorado and Utah. In an SSA arrangement, your couple will have gone to court before you deliver for a pre-birth order and will have assumed full legal responsibility for any child.