Our Lawyers Are Leaders In Assisted Reproductive Technology Law

Irvine Surrogacy Attorneys Guiding Intended Parents Every Step Of The Way

At the Law Offices of Lei, APC, our practice is heavily focused on assisted reproductive technology (ART) law, which encompasses many other legal fields as well. If you are considering starting or growing a family through surrogacy or egg/sperm/gamete donation, you may have no idea where to start. On this page, we have provided an overview of the process, as well as tips for both domestic intended parents (U.S.) and international intended parents. You can also contact our law office in Irvine, California, to learn more in a free initial consultation.

How To Start: Domestic Intended Parents

Intended parents in the United States pondering the options of surrogacy or egg donation must recognize the multifaceted nature of these undertakings, encompassing legal, financial, and emotional dimensions. It is imperative to meticulously investigate and comprehend the state-specific laws and regulations.

Starting the surrogacy process involves finding a surrogate, understanding legal considerations, signing a surrogacy contract, undergoing medical procedures, and addressing immigration and citizenship requirements. Domestic parents must work within state-specific surrogacy laws, which can be challenging. However, compared to international intended parents, domestic parents have easier access to medical procedures.

How To Start: International Intended Parents

Laws concerning Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) manifest diverse profiles across various states. In certain states, legislation is meticulously crafted to address ART, while other states lack such specificity. Where laws do govern ART, they may encompass facets like the utilization of donated eggs and donated sperm, the framing of surrogacy agreements, and the entitlements and obligations of intended parents and surrogates.

For international intended parents, an understanding of these laws is imperative. Moreover, obtaining the necessary visas for unhindered travel to the United States is an essential step for international intended parents gearing up for ART law undertakings.

The Step-By-Step Process For All Intended Parents

We simplified the process for enhanced client convenience! Take a look at the steps below.

1) Talking with one of our attorneys: Begin your journey with a free consultation to discuss your needs and explore options.

2) Finding egg/sperm/gamete donor: We facilitate agency and doctor referrals to help you find the perfect match.

3) Getting a medical evaluation: Ensure the donor’s health and suitability through comprehensive medical assessments.

4) Gamete donation agreement Solidify intentions and obligations with a legally binding agreement.

5) Finding a surrogate: We guide you through surrogate selection and important legal considerations to protect your interests.

6) Opening an escrow account: Securely manage funds needed for the surrogacy process in a dedicated account.

7) Surrogate medical evaluation: A thorough health assessment can confirm the surrogate’s fitness for a safe and successful pregnancy.

8) Surrogacy contract drafting: We will craft a detailed contract to clarify terms, roles and responsibilities throughout the surrogacy journey.

9) Embryo transfer and pregnancy: Our firm facilitates the medical process for embryo transfer and ensures support through pregnancy.

10) Securing parental rights: We can help establish and protect your parental rights for the upcoming addition to your family.

11) Procuring newborn legal documents: We assist with obtaining and organizing vital documents for your newborn, ensuring a seamless transition to parenthood.

As you can see, this is a lengthy process, and problems can occur at each step. Our reproductive law attorneys are committed to helping you navigate this difficult journey, and we will work tirelessly to help you reach your ultimate goal of growing your family.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

For a free consultation with a reproductive law attorney at the Law Offices of Lei, APC, please call us in Irvine, California, at 949-245-7998 or contact us by email. We advise and represent clients throughout the United States and worldwide.