Unfortunately, not all US states have jumped on the surrogacy band wagon! These 5 states are not surrogacy friendly at all (meaning that women from these states should not give birth to a surrogate baby within state lines) Louisiana has very limited laws and I suggest that you talk to a reproductive attorney before you even consider LA. Michigan is a very emphatic NO along with New Jersey and New York. A surrogate could be criminally charged. Washington state allows “compassionate, non-compensated” surrogacy arrangements but all other paid arrangements are considered criminal.
Heterosexual Intended Parents from the above states can work with a surrogate in any of the surrogate friendly states. Gay or single intended parents also have to be aware of the laws in certain states. Here is a great website to learn about each states surrogacy laws from Family Connections GESTATIONAL SURROGACY LAW ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.
Remember that these laws often change and contacting a local reproductive attorney BEFORE you get started in a state you are unsure of is the best advice I can give you.