Surrogacy Attorney Florida
Top Surrogacy Lawyers Serving in Miami, Florida
As a result of scientific advances, couples are now able to start or expand their families through assisted reproductive technologies, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogacy, and egg or sperm donation and embryo donation is rapidly increasing in popularity. In response to these developments, Florida law has advanced to address the rights of donors, surrogates, and intended parents.
The Florida surrogacy attorneys at the Law Offices of Aliette H. Carolan, P.A. are experienced advocates in surrogacy arrangements, and are able to understand your goals, and skillfully negotiate on your behalf, regardless of your role.
We have following locations to serve you:
- Coral Gables
- Volunteering to serve as a surrogate: If you are volunteering to serve as a surrogate, then you have certain rights and obligations under Florida law. These vary based on whether the surrogacy arrangement is genetic (your egg and one parent’s sperm, or donated sperm) or gestational (the surrogate carries the fertilized embryo of the commissioning couple).Learn more about your rights, and make sure that your interests are adequately protected by contacting our attorneys.
- Parents seeking to expand their family through gestational surrogacy: In gestational surrogacy, a fertilized embryo is implanted into the surrogate, resulting in the birth of a child not biologically related to the surrogate. If the embryo is genetically from the commissioning parents, no adoption need take place. However, an affirmation of parental rights proceeding is conducted.Our attorneys will appear at the hearing on your behalf and assist in obtaining a corrected birth certificate. At times, while this may eliminate a step in the process, it may not be possible for all couples.
- Parents seeking to expand their family through traditional surrogacy: In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate’s egg is fertilized. This results in the birth of a child that is biologically related to the surrogate under the law. For both parents to be considered legal guardians of the child, an adoption must take place.Our attorneys are experienced in negotiating the underlying surrogacy agreement and guiding you through the adoption process.
- Egg Donation and/or Sperm Donation or Embryo Donation: There are several circumstances that require egg and/or sperm donation in order to create an embryo from implantation in either the intended mother or a surrogate. Often parties who have embryos left over generously donate them to their clinic for use with a needy family.Aliette H. Carolan, Esq. can guide you through this process and draft or review the necessary agreements.
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Surrogacy Attorney Florida
Undertaking a surrogacy arrangement can be a complex process; however, it does not have to be stressful for any party involved. One of the most important elements of a successful surrogacy arrangement is obtaining knowledgeable legal guidance for all parties early in the process.
Our goal at the Law Offices of Aliette H. Carolan is to help our clients navigate the issues with as little anxiety, and as much joy, as possible!
Contact the Surrogacy Attorney Florida at Law Offices of Aliette H. Carolan, P.A., by calling (305) 358-2330.