International Surrogacy Lawyer Servicing Colorado, Oklahoma, and New York

International Surrogacy Options for Individuals and Couples

Surrogacy is a social arrangement, usually bound by a contract, in which a woman, also known as a gestational carrier, agrees to carry and birth a child(ren) for another person or family with the help of assisted reproductive technologies (ART).

If you have thought about international surrogacy as a parenthood option, our surrogacy attorney can help. We work with intended parents and surrogates in Colorado, Oklahoma, and New York, to ensure they can create the family they have always wanted.

Surrogacy is a thorough process that takes some time to establish. Whether you are considering becoming a surrogate or are seeking a surrogate mother, you need to make sure you have the right surrogacy attorney to support you. Our surrogacy lawyer has the professionalism and experience to help guide you through the process from start to finish.

How Does the International Surrogacy Process Work?

International surrogacy in the United States follows a process that is very similar to domestic surrogacy. The international surrogacy process consists of the following steps:

  • Initial Meeting with a Surrogacy Agency

You will meet with a surrogacy agency of your choice and discuss your options, what the surrogacy process entails, the cost of a surrogate, and any other additional questions you might have as you move forward.

  • Screen and Match with a Surrogate

During this part of the process, you will be presented with potential surrogates based on your requirements. Once you have chosen a surrogate, the surrogate will then get access to your profile to decide if she would like to approve you. If there is a match, then a meeting is scheduled.

  • Consult with a Surrogacy Lawyer

At this point of the process, you will want to seek out a surrogacy attorney to assist you with details, such as compensating the surrogate mother, purchasing health insurance for your baby, and ensuring the surrogate mother passes both a criminal and a medical background check.

  • Fertility Treatment and Embryo Transfer for the Mother

The surrogate mother will undergo a four-to six-week fertility treatment to prep her body for an embryo transfer.

  • Pregnancy and Paternity Establishment

Once the surrogate gets pregnant, she will work with an OB/GYN for all her prenatal care. Around 24 weeks, the parental rights of the child will be established.

  • Birth Certificate and Passport

Your surrogacy attorney can assist you with your new child’s birth certificate, passport, and Social Security information.

International Surrogacy Lawyers for Colorado, Oklahoma, and New York

Colorado, Oklahoma and New York each have their own surrogacy laws and timeframes.

In Colorado, once matched with a Gestational Carrier, you will want to contact a Surrogacy Attorney to assist in drafting or reviewing your Gestational Carrier Agreement. Once the agreement is signed by all parties, legal clearance will be issued and transfer can begin. Once the Gestational Carrier is 20 weeks pregnant, the parentage process begins.

In the new New York’s surrogacy process, after the Gestational Carrier Agreement is signed by all parties, you can start the medical transfer process. However, the New York statute governing surrogacy doesn’t go into effect in the State of New York until February 1, 2021 and it will only be available for New York residents.

As of June 2019, Oklahoma enacted the Oklahoma Gestational Agreement Act. After the Gestational Carrier Agreement is negotiated and signed, the new Act states that a transfer cannot take place until a Validation Order is signed by a Judge. Your Surrogacy Attorney will draft your Gestational Carrier Agreement along with drafting your parentage documents. The agreement and parentage documents will then be filed together for a Judge to review and sign. Once signed, the transfer process can begin. After the birth of the child, your attorney will obtain all finalized documents for the case and obtain the birth certificate with the intended parents name listed. Please contact my office to discuss the specific facts of your case.

Contact us online or call us at (303) 756-4673 to get in touch with our surrogacy lawyer today.

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