For so many people who wish to have a child but biologically can’t for one reason or another, surrogacy provides a solution. Whether they are same-sex couples or someone who has a medical condition preventing pregnancy, more people are turning to surrogacy. Southern Orange County and California have the most surrogacy-friendly legal framework in the country. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the process is as simplified as one might hope. It can take an experienced surrogacy attorney to help guide you through the parameters of going through surrogacy in Orange County. At Cianci Law, we can help.
Pregnancies are incredibly complex. When you add the intricate nature of transfers of parental rights to the situation, it adds another complication to an already delicate process. Also consider the compensation for surrogacy, payment for medical bills, and the expectations for the surrogate. Taken together, all the aspects surrounding the surrogacy process can seem daunting. A surrogacy legal team, like the one at Cianci Law, can take on that complexity and make it simpler for you.
We have experience with surrogacies and understand the kind of intricacies and unforeseen circumstances that need to be addressed in a surrogacy contract. We can help work to get an agreement with representation from all parties involved, including intended parents, surrogates, and any egg, sperm, or embryo donors. Not only does the surrogacy contract need to be thorough and fair, but it can settle any problems in getting parental rights established for the intended parents. This is another process that we are ready to assist you with.
Surrogacy can take on a few different forms, including:
To be a surrogacy candidate, you will need to:
If you have any questions about your surrogacy eligibility, please contact us.
Before any medical aspect of the surrogacy process can begin, you must first have a surrogacy contract. This contract will clarify the exact nature of the surrogacy from the beginning of the process through the birth. The contract should protect all parties involved. To that end, it’s important that all parties involved have their own representation to make sure that their interests are protected. In general, a surrogacy contract should include:
Helping to put together this contract is often a lawyer’s biggest contribution to the surrogacy process. However, it’s important that this contract be done well. Otherwise, you might find the surrogacy process unfolding in ways you never expected.
You will need to petition the court for a pre-birth order so that the parentage can be approved before the baby’s arrival. This will mean that there will be no delay in having your legal parenting rights. When you get a pre-birth order, it will:
With something as important and exciting as the surrogacy process, you don’t want any unneeded stress and anxiety interfering with it. You’ll want to get the most out of the experience without wondering if the contracts are all legally set up properly. Whether you are the intended parents or the surrogate, we can make sure that you can feel comfortable knowing that the legal end of the surrogacy is taken care of correctly. Contact us today if you need help with your surrogacy in Orange County.
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