For LGBT individuals and couples gay surrogacy can have a lot of unsuspected events. There are many paths to parenthood, ranging from egg donation to sperm donation to co-maternity to embryo donation to surrogacy. Surrogacy is the road many take to create their families. The Gay Family Law Center is committed to helping LGBT individuals and couples achieve the family they envision.
If you’ve found a surrogate, it’s critical that you, your child, and the surrogate have the legal protection necessary to ensure a smooth transition. Many same-sex individuals and couples contract with a gestational surrogate, namely a woman with no genetic ties to the baby. If this is the case for your family-to-be, the attorneys at the Gay Family Law Center will be at your side every step of the way. Prior to the pregnancy, we can write or review surrogacy contracts. According to California law, surrogacy contracts must include provisions for a number of issues, including the source of the sperm and egg, surrogate compensation, escrow provisions, expected actions of the surrogate and intended parents, multiple pregnancies, and parental rights.
The Gay Family Law Center will also represent you to ensure that you receive full parental rights once the child is born, while withdrawing parental responsibilities from the surrogate. This may involve filing for a pre-birth judgment, advising on the advantages of conception within California, or collaborating with of-counsel if the surrogate will deliver in another state.
Just like families, family challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Some are universal, while others are specific to the same-sex experience. Some LGBT family law issues are straightforward and easily managed, while others are complicated and arduous. At the Gay Family Law Center, we understand that family law isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition.
The Gay Family Law Center has an unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge in LGBT legal issues. And, because we exclusively serve the LGBT community in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, we understand your concerns and honor your unique experience. Our family attorneys have deep expertise in LGBT family law and an unwavering commitment to achieve the best outcome for you and your family.
If you’re part of the Greater Los Angeles LGBT community and are considering surrogacy to build a family, it’s crucial to get legal assistance from the Gay Family Law Center.
Remember, when it comes to same-sex family law, you deserve a firm that understands how the nuances of the law can impact you. You deserve a firm that stands by your side. You deserve the Gay Family Law Center.
Call 855-LAW-LGBT (855-529-5428) today for your no obligation free consultation.