Establish the legal framework of your surrogacy arrangement.
If you have decided to grow your family through surrogacy, congratulations! This is an exciting way to bring a new child into your home, but you may feel hesitant about the legal aspects of this process. If this is how you feel, turn to us at Hildebrand Law Office, P.C. Our adoption attorney can help you with the surrogacy of parentage process and establish expectations for both you and the surrogate who is assisting you.
We have helped many families in LaFayette, Georgia and the surrounding areas with the surrogacy of parentage process. A surrogacy attorney is an essential part of your surrogacy team, and you should not try to complete this process without one. By working with a surrogacy attorney, you can take steps to protect yourself and the surrogacy party from liabilities and risks. Additionally, a surrogacy attorney can protect your parental rights as the intended parents and help you navigate other legal issues.
We will customize the surrogacy of parentage process according to your exact needs. For example, we can help you draft pre- and post-birth parentage orders and institute orders that ensure your names as the intended parents end up on the new baby’s birth certificate. We can also help you navigate the laws for surrogacy of parentage based on where you and your surrogate live.
We are excited for you to grow your family through the surrogacy process and want to help you protect your rights at every stage. For more information about how we can help you with the surrogacy of parentage process, reach out to our law office today.
FAQs About Surrogacy of Parentage
There are many ways to grow your family. However, finding the right path for you might be challenging, and once you do, it’s just the beginning of the process. For instance, you may choose to build your family through surrogacy, requiring legal proceedings like a surrogacy of parentage. Over the years, we’ve helped countless families in their journey and been asked many questions. Some of the most common are listed below.
What does "surrogacy of parentage" mean?
A legal process called “surrogacy of parentage” lets the parents-to-be of a child born through surrogacy take on their legal duties and rights as the child’s parents. It ensures that the child’s legal parentage aligns with their intended family structure.
What does a surrogate do in the surrogacy of parentage?
The surrogate, who is also called the gestational carrier, holds and gives birth to the baby for the parents-to-be. While the surrogate carries the child, they are not legally the child’s parent.
What are the formal steps for surrogacy of parentage?
Surrogacy of parenthood is usually set up with a surrogacy agreement, court orders, and changes to the birth certificate. The exact steps depend on your situation, but our team can help you navigate what is needed and ensure the process moves smoothly.
What legal rights does the surrogate have when it comes to surrogacy of parentage?
Most of the time, the surrogacy agreement spells out the surrogate’s legal rights and duties. Ensuring the agreement meets your needs and that you understand what is in it is crucial.
At Hildebrand Law Office, P.C., we assist clients with surrogacy of parentage documents in LaFayette, Kensington, Rising Fawn, Ringgold, Fort Oglethorpe, and Trenton, Georgia.