With nearly a decade of assisting clients in assisted reproductive law, our firm offers a vast breadth of experience in the area of surrogacy agreements. Our services are tailored specifically to the needs of each client and local state or international laws to help protect all parties and their families. We work with both intended parents hoping to build a family through surrogacy as well as with surrogate carriers in their desire to help parents in the family formation process. The goal of a surrogacy agreement is to ensure that all parties are fully aware of their legal rights, responsibilities and protections.
Providing a legal surrogacy agreement is a vital piece of the surrogacy process; the contract will outline the surrogacy process, as well as detail each individual’s rights and responsibilities during the surrogacy and after the birth of the child. Our goal at Hanson Reproductive Law firm is to protect everyone involved in the surrogacy process – the intended parents and surrogate and any resulting children. Surrogacy Agreements will have varying terms based on the specific circumstance of each client but generally will include the terms and wishes of the surrogate and intended parents; the contract should be negotiated to ensure the interests of all parties are protected. It is important to consult a knowledgeable legal advisor for a surrogacy agreement to ensure that the language and terms have solid legal standing in case of any legal dispute.
Our firm provides legal advice for intended parents and surrogate carriers in regards to surrogacy agreements and informed consent documents. The basis of the surrogacy agreement will define the responsibilities of the intended parents as well as those of the surrogate. There are many terms that can be included in a surrogacy agreement based on the intentions of individual parties involved such as medical decisions, healthcare, financial terms, contract terms, confidentiality and all possible outcomes that may occur during the surrogacy. At Hanson Reproductive Law, it is important that the agreements protect the rights of the intended parents and the child including a dissolvement of parental rights of the surrogate and exerting parental rights for the intended parents. We will work with all parties to ensure that a surrogacy agreement is comprehensive and will take into consideration all elements of possibilities and liabilities to ensure that each party is protected.
Due to the complexity of varying laws in individual states and internationally, surrogacy agreements will be uniquely tailored to fit the needs of your specific family and case. We highly suggest clients arrange a consultation with our firm at the beginning of the surrogacy process to ensure legal protections are in place.