Proposed Ban on Surrogacy in Russia

A Russian senator has proposed a ban on Surrogacy due to issues with existing laws and concerns about the health of the surrogate and the child.

More Men Choosing Single Fatherhood Via Surrogacy

From: www.thestar.com “I work with a number of single intended fathers each year. There is an increase in single dads in my practice,” says Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen. “I think it is men who want to be dads who just haven’t found their life partner and aren’t willing to wait any longer to be a parent.” There’s growing evidence …

Cambodia Bans Commercial Surrogacy

Cambodia has moved to shut down its booming commercial surrogacy industry that has attracted several dozen Australian couples seeking to become biological parents.

U.S. Couple Wants To Take Back Embryos Stored In India

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed that the Director General of Foreign Trade and Department of Family Welfare of the Centre be made parties to a petition filed by a U.S. couple who want to take back their eight embryos kept in a city hospital following a recent ban by the Indian government on commercial surrogacy.

Surrogacy Ban In India Has Passed

The Indian government has passed a bill which bans commercial surrogacy for all Intended Parents who want to enter into a surrogacy arrangement with an Indian Surrogate Mother.

Our Chicago Trip – 2016

Chicago was a really exciting trip! Cori & I first met with Nancy Block, Jan Berman, and Susan Cohen with Fertility Source Companies (FSC). Nancy was nice enough to show us around the city and we were even able to do the Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour by boat! We also met with some great Chicago area Attorneys: Nidhi Desai, Marcy …

California Legal Protections Attract Intended Parents & Surrogates

Legal protections in California attract domestic and international Intended Parents who want to pursue Surrogacy. This has caused an increased demand in the need for Surrogate Mothers who want to help Intended Parents in need. From: https://www.sacbee.com California is attractive for commercial surrogacy because the state offers some legal protection for surrogates and intended parents. California requires a signed contract …

Baby Born Through Surrogacy in Wisconsin becomes Orphan

A Wisconsin Circuit Judge rejected the parental agreement between the Intended Parents and the Surrogate Mother. The Judge also took away the Surrogate’s parental rights which resulted in the infant becoming an orphan.

Intended Parents Find Out Twins Are Not Genetically Theirs

Many infertility clinics have procedures in place that help avoid mix-ups like these. It’s important to work with clinics that have reputations for properly handling and using genetic material to create embryos. From: https://www.asiasentinel.com Read More: https://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/india-reproductive-tourism/#frameId=appnext_widget&height=64 Masler Surrogacy Law can help.

British Judge Grants Primary Custody to Surrogate Mother

The same-sex couple is permitted to visit their child once every 2 months and must pay support costs. From: https://www.lgbtqnation.com A judge granted primary custody of a baby to his surrogate mother after finding the gay couple who funded his birth acted maliciously. They got only very limited visits with the now one-year-old boy, and also have to kick-in for …

Gay Couple Starts Family with 3 Babies from 3 Different Surrogate Moms

When entering into a surrogacy arrangement, it’s important to have a surrogacy contract in place prior to beginning the medical process. Masler Surrogacy Law can help both Intended Parents and Surrogate Mothers throughout the entire surrogacy journey. From: www.telegraph.co.uk The civil partners created an instant family of five by going on a Facebook surrogacy forum and finding three women willing …

More Single Men Are Becoming Fathers Through Surrogacy

Surrogacy is an option not only for Heterosexual or Homosexual couples, but is also one for Single Men looking to start a family. Many Law Firms and Surrogacy Agencies are able to help single men throughout their Surrogacy journey with the goal of helping them start a family. From: goodmenproject.com Read More Here: https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/more-single-men-becoming-fathers-through-adoption-and-surrogacy-wu-jrmk/ Masler Surrogacy Law can help you …

Owner of “Planet Hospital” Faces Federal Charges for Scamming Clients

It’s important for Surrogate Mothers and Intended Parents to hire an experienced Surrogacy Attorney when wanting to start a Surogacy Journey. Masler Surrogacy Law can recommend to you Surrogacy Agencies with a proven track-records of following important guidelines & having high ethical standards. From: Patch.com Read More Here: https://patch.com/california/lajolla/san-diego-surrogacy-broker-indicted-alleged-2m-scam Masler Surrogacy Law can help.

A Surrogate Mother’s Personal Health Insurance Policy Cannot Cover Newborns

The California Family Code requires a disclosure of the manner in which the Intended Parents in a Surrogacy Arrangement shall be responsible for the medical expenses of a child born pursuant to a surrogacy arrangement (the “Child”), and the Surrogacy Agreement disclose this requirement. Why Is This Important? This statute affects insurance policy coverage for Surrogates. Specifically, the insurance policy …

A New Zealand Couple’s Story about their Surrogacy Journey in Mexico

From: stuff.co.nz A New Zealand couple describes their Surrogacy journey in Mexico where they encountered problems before and during the arrangement. Their Surrogacy journey ended costing them more than what they expected. David Beard told 60 Minutes the overall cost of having the children was enormous. “I budgeted on $180,000 New Zealand dollars… It has cost us close to $377,000,” …

Surrogacy Law Vetoed by Portuguese President

From: https://www.globalpost.com/ In a statement, the president’s office said the law did “not conform to the conditions set out by the National Council for Ethics for the Life Sciences” which had demanded tighter rules on surrogacy. Compensated Surrogacy is illegal in Portugal, and women continue entering into arrangements with Intended Parents who are looking to start a family. Read More: …

A Surrogate Mom Shares Her Story

Kassandra Wilsey, a professor at California State University Northridge, shares her Surrogacy journey about helping a same-sex couple in San Francisco start a family. I met a couple of people through the lawyer, and that felt weird, like, “Why should I get to choose who gets to have a child?” It was hard when you didn’t mesh with families. But …

What is a Pre-Birth Order?

A “Pre-Birth Order” is a term used for the Judgement of Parentage establishing the parent-child relationship between the Intended Parents and the child(ren) that their Gestational Surrogate is carrying. The attorneys involved in the surrogacy arrangement collect essential information from their respective clients for the pleadings and related documents. Typically, the Intended Parents’ attorney will accumulate the information provided by …

Typical Fees for a Surrogacy Arrangement

This fee is paid to a Surrogacy Agency for services relating to your Surrogacy journey. This typically covers advertising, interviewing, approving, and screening Surrogates, attending selected medical appointments, supporting you and your Surrogate, managing escrow disbursements, holding support group meetings for Surrogates, and managing your case from beginning to end. This fee should be expected for Intended Parents residing outside …

A Legal Roadmap for Intended Parents Interested in Egg Donation

Intended Parents considering using an Egg Donor should first consult with an experienced Third-Party Reproductive Attorney. Advice from an attorney is important for protecting the rights of the Intended Parents and their future children. Legal Ramifications of Different Egg Donation Options There are many different types of Egg Donation arrangements available including known donor matches, anonymous donor arrangements (in which …

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 …

AAARTA Denver 2016 Annual Conference

Check out some pictures from Greg Masler’s Denver visit. Greg recently spoke at AAARTA’s 2016 annual conference in Denver and was part of a three-person panel called “Bad Gestational Carrier Agreements: They’re Good for No One.” Learn more about AAARTA (American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys).

Surrogacy Arrangements Increase as China’s One-Child Policy Ends

Surrogacy agencies, fertility clinics and family law firms are seeing an increase in demand for services due to the end of China’s one-child policy, which occurred in January 2016. But the government began to phase out the program last year before brining it to an end Jan. 1. Many Chinese Intended Parents look for gender selection and genetic studies of …

Countries Restricting Surrogacy Arrangements for Intended Parents

A Surrogacy Arrangement in the United States can cost Intended Parents approximately $120,000 USD. Options in other countries can be half that cost, but these countries are limiting or restricting Surrogacy Arrangements due to fears of Surrogate Mother exploitation. “India, Nepal, Thailand and Mexico have introduced measures that would limit or ban foreigners from hiring locals as surrogate mothers,” explains …

Factors Affecting the Cost of a Surrogacy Arrangement

Surrogate costs vary situationally and from Surrogate-to-Surrogate, so it is almost impossible to predict the exact fees that Intended Parent(s) will incur or that Surrogates will collect. However, some general factors should be considered when planning for the cost of a Surrogacy Arrangement. Masler Surrogacy Law will help you. Contact us today.