Surrogate Mother Pay is Not the Whole Story: How to Prevent Legal Complications of Surrogacy
Your fertility journey has brought you to surrogacy, your best, or possibly only, option for having children genetically related to at least one parent. You want it to work with every fiber of your being so you’re all in, emotionally and financially. However, there’s that little voice in the back of your head that’s saying: “what can you do to make sure there are no legal complications?” That’s a legitimate concern, and one many people considering surrogacy have expressed. After all, there’s a lot more to it than deciding on the surrogate mother pay and what fertility treatment center in California to use. Fortunately, there are steps you can take up-front to minimize the chance of legal complications. Reproductive Services Medical Center, a fertility treatment center in California, outlines your safest route to parenthood through surrogacy.
Your surrogacy should occur in a surrogacy friendly state.
The legal aspects regarding gestational surrogacy are determined by the individual state. For instance, California is a surrogacy friendly state, the state legislature has enacted laws supporting gestational surrogacy. The laws clearly define the intended parents as the sole parents of the child(ren) born through gestational surrogacy [the surrogate’s egg is not used to create the embryo(s)]. Surrogacy friendly states recognize contracts for gestational surrogacy arrangements as well as egg, sperm, and embryo donations. Their laws protect the rights of the surrogate, the intended pare