Surrogacy is when a woman bears a child for a couple who is unable to conceive on their own – there are two types of surrogacy:
Once the parent(s) have found a match, each party must go through a screening process to ensure the best odds for a successful pregnancy.
This process includes:
In addition to the above criteria, the FDA has strict testing guidelines for egg and sperm donors. The guidelines are in place to prevent the spread of any disease to the surrogate.
A gestational surrogate mother has no genetic connection to the baby because it wasn’t her egg used during the insemination process. However, she is still referred to as the birth mother of the baby because she carried it to term.
People who may choose gestational surrogacy include:
Whether you have altruistic or financial reasons for serving as a surrogate, our lawyers can ensure that you understand your obligations and protections you are provided under relevant California laws.
When you retain our services, we will:
Helping others welcome newborns into their families can be a joyous event. You can depend on our firm to examine all issues and discuss all possible outcomes with you. As your legal ally, we want you to understand the challenges and opportunities ahead before you commit to a course of action.
Gestational surrogacy can be a life-changing experience for all parties involved. For gestational carriers, it can be rewarding to bring a baby into the world for intended parents. Bearing a child is not without risks, however, which is why it is important that you take care to protect your welfare before, during, and after your pregnancy. Parents looking to have a child through surrogacy can either locate a surrogate on their own or with the help of a gestational surrogacy attorney.
Our attorneys at Cianci Law, PC represent gestational mothers during the surrogacy process. We advise clients of their options before they sign the surrogacy contract and advocate for clients when intended parents fail to fulfill the term of their agreement.
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