A Road Map of the Surrogacy Process: The Surrogacy Agreement
Whether we match you with your gestational surrogate, or you already have that wonderful woman to work with, our law firm can provide you with a surrogacy agreement that details the parties’ rights, obligations, intentions, and expectations.
The surrogacy agreement will be a road map of the process. Typically, a surrogacy agreement will include the following:
Location of delivery and choice of law
Future contact between the parties health insurance
Other insurance obligations
Medical decisions during pregnancy: who will make them and how
Payment of medical bills
Applicable liability for medical complications
Financial considerations, such as the gestational surrogate’s compensation and expenses, including lost wages, legal fees, child care, housekeeping, maternity clothes, and life insurance
The need to provide medical history and personal medical information
Continued contact through the process, including the intended parents’ presence during physician visits and the delivery
The agreement will be yours
The surrogacy agreement will be drafted in a way that will allow you to understand all the obligations and considerations, clearly and comfortably. Fill out an inquiry form to learn more.
NOTE: We will ensure that your gestational surrogate (and donor) is represented by competent, independent legal counsel, who will be responsible for the review of the agreement, as well as for issuing a legal clearance letter indicating that the gestational surrogate (and her husband if she is married) and/or donor understands clearly the issues set forth in the contract, is proceeding with the arrangement voluntarily and without any coercion or undue influence, and is in full agreement with the terms of the agreement.
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