Surrogacy & Assisted Reproduction
Surrogacy makes it possible for an intended parent who does not have the ability to carry a pregnancy to have a genetically-related child. Roberta Batley and Donna Baslee are experienced in the surrogacy process, working with either the surrogate or the intended parents. They recognize the emotional and complex journey they are taking together. Ms. Batley and Ms. Baslee discuss what can be expected in terms of timeline, costs and issues that could arise and draft an extensive contract. The agreement details all aspects of the arrangement so the parties have clear expectations.
In many cases, an independent agency is used to coordinate the process between the surrogate and the intended parents. In these instances, the attorneys at Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley are engaged by either the surrogate or the intended parents to review, negotiate and discuss the Gestational Carrier (Surrogacy) Agreement prior to signing.
A Pre-Birth or Post-Birth Order is a legal document assigning parentage to a child. This court filed document enables the hospital to list the intended parents on the child’s birth certificate. The attorneys at Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley are experienced with drafting and filing the Petition and Affidavits necessary for the Order prior to or after the child’s birth.
Egg, Sperm or Embryo donations are additional reproduction methods available to parents intending to have a child. Roberta Batley and Donna Baslee are experienced in drafting or reviewing the agreements outlining all aspects of these arrangements. They advise the donor or donee regarding the terms of the agreement, the issues that could arise and what to expect. Our attorneys are proud to assist the parties through these important family changes.
For more information on surrogacy, gestational carrier or other assisted reproduction agreements please contact Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley at 505-246-0500.