Surrogacy

Surrogacy

This law firm services clients who utilize traditional surrogacy or gestational surrogacy. The medical difference lies with the origin of the egg. With traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is the egg donor. With gestational surrogacy, the surrogate a/k/a carrier, is not the egg donor. The eggs will come from you, the intended parent, directly or via an egg donation. The legal difference in Florida lie with the constitutional protection arising from maternity. With traditional surrogacy, the surrogate retains a right, for 48 hours, to change her mind. With gestational surrogacy, the surrogate cannot change her mind.

Surrogacy Legal Services

The heart of our services centers on surrogacy and the creation of legal documents to ensure that intended parents and their surrogates are adequately informed, represented and protected.

Here are five steps that need to be taken with each surrogacy agreement:

  • First, the surrogacy agreement will be drafted, proofed and administered by an attorney who has expertise in the area.
  • Second, we will ensure that all signatures will be witnessed and notarized to provide you, the court and all other parties notice that everyone is at the table voluntarily and knowingly.
  • Third, we insist that all parties will be represented by independent attorneys to provide the appropriate ethical distance between the parties and secure assurances that everyone understands their respective promises and legal rights.
  • Fourth, we will meet with the risk manager and or nurse administrator of the obstetric floor to ascertain the hospital’s understanding of the legal side of surrogacy and how they will administer the birth process.
  • Fifth, it is inevitable that the relationship between you and your carrier will wax and wane. It is paramount that financial considerations never enter this relationship. To minimize such confounders we will direct to you a reputable trust company with an independent trustee.