Attorneys are the Custodians of the Surrogacy Process

Although the concept of Surrogacy might seem very straightforward, the California government has imposed numerous Surrogacy laws in order to safeguard the interests of both parties to the Surrogacy Agreement; the Intended Parents and the Surrogate Mother, and to protect the interests of the child born as a result of a Surrogacy arrangement.

It is important that every party involved in the Surrogacy Agreement is well versed with the nuances of Surrogacy law as it not only takes into account the financial and legal aspects of the arrangement, but also passes important judgment regarding the various rights and duties that both parties must undertake.

Surrogacy Lawyers Are The Custodians of Surrogacy Agreements

While the idea of Surrogacy and its process may seem very simple, the reality is that Surrogacy laws are immensely complicated and that is why the law requires Surrogacy Lawyers to be custodians of the Surrogacy process. The complex legal parameters make it important to ensure that you have an experienced Surrogacy Lawyer handling your case and that all parties are aware and follow through with their responsibilities under the Surrogacy Agreement.

Remember that the agreement between the Surrogate and the Intended Parents is the most important aspect of any Surrogacy Arrangement and this is why it is extremely important that an experienced Surrogacy Lawyer represent each party to the agreement.

The Surrogate’s Responsibilities

When a woman agrees to become a Surrogate Mother for Intended Parents, it is necessary for her to undergo a set of screening tests, counseling sessions and other medical examinations in order to ensure that she is medically and psychologically cleared to enter into a Surrogacy Arrangement. While the Intended Parents will be the legal parents of the child, the fact that the Surrogate will be carrying the child for the duration of the pregnancy makes these processes necessary in order to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.

To learn about some of the obligations of Intended Parents, read “Factors Affecting the Cost of a Surrogacy” on the Masler Surrogacy Law Blog.

Have Questions about the Surrogacy Process

Masler Surrogacy Law will answer your questions about Surrogacy Arrangements. Contact us today.