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What Soon-To-Be Parents Should Know

The journey to becoming a family takes many forms. We have committed our legal careers to learning every nuance of the complex area of fertility and surrogacy law. We understand that intended parents must have a significant amount of trust in their legal team to protect them in any circumstance, and we do not take that lightly. When choosing Fertility & Surrogacy Legal Group, APC, for legal counsel for their journey, our clients can rest easy knowing that we have the necessary expertise to help navigate the entire journey’s complexities.

Committed To Finding Tailored Solutions

We assist every unique family equally, using the same level of passion to help them add a little one to the family. If you are considering creating a family using alternative means, you are not alone, and we can help. We work with clients globally, from almost every country, to create their families.

We work throughout the United States, using our legal knowledge and the necessary relationships to ensure that you secure your parental rights, see and hold your baby at the time of birth, and take your baby home, wherever it may be. Our accounting staff will accurately manage your funds and work with our agency partners, surrogates and vendors to ensure payments are made on time, ensuring a smooth process.

How To Find An Egg Donor

Many intended parents find eggs through a donor bank. Often, this bank is part of their fertility clinic. It’s important to choose a reputable clinic and egg bank. You should also consider factors such as:

  • Whether you want the donation to be fully anonymous or have the possibility of an open or semi-open donation where you and your child can learn the donor’s identity
  • What criteria do you want in an egg donor, and whether the donor bank has a detailed database with sufficient information for you to make a selective choice
  • Whether you want to pursue a private donation from a friend or family member

Our lawyers can assist you in finding the right donor.

What Happens If Complications Arise During Pregnancy?

In surrogacy arrangements, pregnancy complications are always a possibility. A well-crafted surrogacy agreement will anticipate all potential complications and address them proactively. You and the surrogate should have a thorough understanding of the options for addressing complications, which may include terminating the pregnancy.

Can A Close Friend Serve As Your Surrogate?

Yes. Having a close friend as the surrogate can be incredibly meaningful for everyone involved. However, the surrogate will need to pass certain qualifications, such as being physically healthy enough to carry a pregnancy to term. Both you and the surrogate should also have legal representation. As with all surrogacy arrangements, a strong and detailed legal agreement is critical for preventing complications.

How Do You Find A Surrogate?

There are many surrogacy agencies in states where surrogacy is legal. You should take care to select a reputable agency. Our lawyers can guide you in this important decision. We work with clients in every state where surrogacy is legal. Additionally, because we also work with surrogacy agencies and fertility clinics, we know what to look for in a well-vetted agency.

What Are The Requirements To Be An Intended Surrogate?

Generally speaking, intended surrogates must be:

  • Between the ages of 21 and 41 (or up to 45 in some situations)
  • In good physical and mental health
  • Residents of a state where surrogacy is legal

They must also have given birth before, without complications such as pre-eclampsia.

Don’t Wait; Call Now

We respect the sensitivity of reproductive challenges and commit to making this chapter of your story as comfortable as possible. To learn more about how we can help, call our office in San Diego at 619-329-4411 today. You can also email us.