Wednesday, March 30, 2016
A Family Attorney Explores the Legal Aspects of Gestational Surrogacy
It’s the wish of every married couple to start a family and raise their own children. For same-sex couples and those having trouble with infertility, numerous advances in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) are now allowing them to explore options to have children, and gestational surrogacy is among them. Such advances are not without its flaws, however. Definitive laws are yet to be determined in the advent of ART advances, and matters can easily become messy should things do not go as planned. This is why it’s always best to seek legal assistance from a family attorney before exploring gestational surrogacy as an option. Defining Surrogacy The simplest definition of surrogacy describes it as an act wherein a woman carries the child of a couple who cannot conceive a child themselves. In gestational surrogacy, a donor or the intended mother provides the egg then fertilized through in vitro fertilization (IVF).