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Pre- And Post-Birth Orders: What Are They?

A pre-birth order is a judgment of parentage issued from the court prior to birth that establishes the intended parents as the legal parents of the child(ren) carried by their gestational surrogate. Fertility & Surrogacy Legal Group, APC is here to help you understand this process and guide you through it.

What You Should Know

This certified court order allows the hospital birth clerk to place the intended parents’ names on the birth certificate (in information sent to the office of vital records) upon delivery of the child. It also allows the intended parents to wear the matching infant identification bracelets and make all personal, medical and financial decisions for the infant at the time of birth. The pre-birth order is essential for protecting both parties and ensuring that everything unfolds as planned from the moment of delivery.

Some states require a pre- and/or a post-birth order. There are legal maneuvers that we will make to ensure you have the same rights at birth and at the hospital, while the post-birth order is being processed.

Call Today For Experienced Guidance

Contact us by calling our office in San Diego at 619-329-4411 if you have any questions or concerns related to pre-birth and post-birth orders or to establishing your legal rights as parents utilizing third-party reproduction.