If you are considering surrogacy, you need a surrogacy agreement to protect your interest and to ensure you are in the best legal position while you wait for your child to be born. Hopeful parents have options when choosing surrogate pregnancy.
Hopeful parents in a surrogacy situation are partnering with a surrogate in a:
Whether your child will be born via gestational or traditional surrogacy, there are possible legal issues for both. Intended parents must plan for the birth of their child and protect themselves by putting the proper legal instruments in place. Making these early preparations can lead to fewer problems.
A surrogacy agreement is a legally binding contract that is kept on file until it’s needed. They often include many of the following provisions:
Surrogacy law has been changing and growing as ART usage increases in popularity as families use this innovative technology to expand their families. These medical advancements continue to make the reality of parenthood possible for many people. When the law is changing to keep pace with the technology, it’s important to eliminate as much uncertainty as possible by outlining your preferences in a surrogacy agreement. Family planning through surrogacy is a detailed process requiring legal protections to protect the interest of all parties. Without a surrogacy agreement, potential parents can find they are left without answers or a plan for the inevitable birth of their child. When parents should be enjoying the birth of their child, they could be left litigating legal problems.
At Cecil Cianci, PC, we work hard to help families navigate the ever-changing landscape of surrogacy. With many surrogacy laws and legal requirements changing across the country, it’s important to ensure you have legal help. Your surrogacy attorney will ensure you have everything you need to start your life with your newborn. Call us at (916) 797-1575 to schedule a consultation or for more information on how we could assist in your situation.
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