Surrogacy has been growing in popularity as a means for couples and single
people, known as intended parents, to build their families. Gestational
surrogacy (in which the woman, the
gestational carrier, who acts as the surrogate has no biological relationship to the child
she is pregnant with) has become the norm, although traditional surrogacy
agreements, in which the surrogate is the biological mother of the child,
are still seen from time to time.
Practicing in the area of Reproductive Technology Law, our Colorado and
Oklahoma surrogacy attorneys know that decisions can be overwhelming when
it comes to all the exciting new options available in medical advances
in assisted reproductive technology parenthood. This includes the representative
of intended parents, gestational parents, egg donors, sperm donors, embryo
donations, and designated surrogacy.
Who is a good candidate for becoming a surrogate?
Someone considering becoming a surrogate should meet the following minimum
requirements: good physical and medical health, parenting a child or children
who were born to you, no more than two previous C-sections and no more
than five previous births, willing to take medication and attend doctors
appointments, living in a safe and financially stable environment.
Surrogacy law, whether by statute or case law, is constantly evolving and
changing. The laws are different from state to state, and sometimes even
from county to county.
You can find specific information on surrogacy
Full-Service Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
For those whose ART services are needed in Colorado, we offer several amenities:
- Our office is six blocks from the courthouse. We can walk all of your paperwork
over to the court and file in person (no mail to wait on like other attorneys).
- We have social workers that work directly with our office where they can
accompany intended parents to Vital Records or go to the hospital and
handhold clients at birth and discharge (this is great for clients who
do not speak English or for whom English is their second language).
- Our office is available 24/7 and all-around access to our attorneys. Our
office will answer emails, phone calls, and texts in the mornings, evenings,
and weekends, as needed.
Emotional & Financial Costs
Our Colorado and Oklahoma surrogacy lawyers are especially sensitive to
the emotional and financial costs of the process. We understand that this
is an emotional, life-changing experience and we approach each client
with compassion and an understanding that each situation is unique. We
will discuss with you in detail the pros and cons of
adoption versus donation and surrogacy from a legal and practical standpoint.
The expenses vary, particularly with regard to medical costs, including
whether donor ova are needed, the number of IVF cycles needed for the
surrogate to become pregnant, and any medical costs not covered by insurance.
Once you have found a gestational surrogate or an egg, sperm, or embryo
donor, our attorneys can draft or review the donation or surrogacy agreement
you will need to protect your rights and ensure that you can establish
parentage of your child. In gestational surrogacy, we can perform the
legal work to obtain the pre-birth order of parentage and birth certificate,
or the adoption, to establish you as the legal parent of the child. If
you need to be matched with a gestational carrier, please
contact our offices. We have several options available.
Caring, Experienced Surrogacy Lawyers in Colorado, Oklahoma & New York*
Depending on your goals and needs, you can find knowledgeable guidance
combined with caring support when you work with our surrogacy lawyers.
We recommend involving us as early as possible, so we can devise a strategy
and plan that suits you.
(888) 749-0168 for the experienced surrogacy help you need.
*The New York statute governing surrogacy goes into effect in the State
of New York 2/1/2021 and will only be available for New York residents.