Gestational Surrogacy Future Parents: Legal Considerations
When building your family through surrogacy, a legal agreement is required between intended parents and the surrogate. This requirement is set forth by the fertility clinics providing the treatment as they will not provide treatment without a completed legal agreement.
There are many other reasons that a legal agreement is essential and necessary for surrogacy arrangements. To best understand the purpose of the legal agreement, here are a few important points to consider:
- There is no national law in the United States regarding surrogacy.
- Few states have surrogacy laws in place. Most states have established procedural frameworks that allow for family building through surrogacy, including Kansas and Missouri.
- Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Law is a highly specialized area of law. It is imperative to work with an attorney with knowledge and experience with surrogacy contracts.
- Surrogates must be represented by a separate attorney.
- Legal services are needed to secure parental rights after the birth of a child.
There are many other important points to consider. There are many steps in the legal process as building your family through surrogacy is very complex. Working with professionals, ESPECIALLY attorneys, that have knowledge and experience in the area of surrogacy is essential.
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