Surrogacy, Donor Agreements, and Assisted Reproduction Law
Fertility-related issues can be emotionally challenging and legally and medically confusing. We encourage you to seek medical as well as assisted reproduction law advice prior to embarking on this process. At Haas & Associates, P.A., we support individuals and couples working through the complicated issues of deciding to be or to use an egg donor, a sperm donor and/or a surrogate. When a couple or an individual is unable to conceive, carry and/or birth a child, there are a number of options available to the intended parent(s).
Contact us at 919-783-9669 today to discover how we can help with assisted reproduction concerns.
There are several assisted reproduction scenarios, and each one is dependent on the specific needs of the intended parent(s). For example, donors may be used for both the egg and the sperm, or for just one or the other. The donor of the egg or the sperm may be known, or unknown. If at least one of the intended parents is female, she may decide to carry her own egg (fertilized by the intended father’s sperm, or by a known or anonymous donor), she may decide to carry the egg of her same sex partner, or an egg donated by a known or anonymous donor. The intended parents may also decide to use a surrogate (a woman who carries a pregnancy on behalf of another individual or couple who are and/or intend to be the resulting child’s parent(s)). At Haas & Associates, P.A., we aim to assist clients in understanding the process and their legal options, and assist them in constructing and defining their families and protecting their rights in the way that they intend.
Know your rights
The creation of a family is one of the most important decisions of your life. This is not a process to go through alone. The attorneys and staff at Haas & Associates, P.A. are here to guide you through the legal process and to work with the hospital staff and the county and state departments of vital records to ensure that the birth certificate accurately reflects the court’s order.