Gestational surrogacy & the surrogacy contract
Surrogacy arrangements and third-party reproductive laws offer ways for people to create and expand their families.
Choosing to be a gestational surrogate is a selfless and lasting contribution that a person can give to another family. Regardless if compensation is involved or if services are performed altruistically, it’s the gift of life to families seeking to grow.
The process of becoming a gestational surrogate is, like the fertility industry in general, complex. Thankfully, much of it revolves around having a clear and legally enforceable surrogacy contract in place to protect the rights and interests of the surrogate and those wanting to be parents.
Sacramento surrogacy lawyer
It’s an exciting time when you’re considering to become a gestational surrogate. However, it’s important to remember that fertility and surrogacy laws, which vary by state, can be extremely complicated.
In California, surrogacy law can be difficult to understand. In order to ensure that your surrogacy experience is the wonderful journey it should be, it’s important that you have someone who will be a strong voice to advocate on your behalf.
Hiring a knowledgeable lawyer to help you negotiate the surrogacy contract and review the Petition for Parentage documents is a good idea. These critical documents declare that the intended parents are the “natural parents” of the baby (or babies) and NOT the surrogate (and her spouse), as would be the default. It is our job to protect your rights and handle the legal paperwork so you can focus on building relationships and preparing for your new baby.
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